In which we take a break from craft blogging and inflict holiday photos on my readers (mainly so family and friends can view at their leisure…).
A few days after my graduation, my Mum returned to Perth and it was time for Gorgeous Man, Gorgeous Girl and I to make the long journey to the United States. I was presenting a paper at a conference and we decided to go over early and have a holiday beforehand. We flew with Hawaiian Airlines and I have to admit that we weren’t really impressed with the travel experience.
We had a ten hour layover in Hawaii, so we left our bags at the airport and explored the city for the day. The layover was nice, but it meant that our travelling time was extended and we were exhausted when we had finished our journey.
Gorgeous Girl was so excited to see snow on the ground that we had to stop in the car park of a service station (parking lot of a gas station) so that she could get out and touch it. We were after a white Christmas and we figured that Estes Park, the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park was a good place to find that. We spent our first night in Colorado in a hotel near the airport and visited Walmart and Target to outfit Gorgeous Girl in winter clothes before heading up to our accommodation. I had passed through Colorado very briefly 22 years ago while back-packing around the USA and was excited to spend more time there.
When we got to the cabin it started to snow.
Gorgeous Girl was very impressed.
We woke up the next morning to a winter wonderland.
Gorgeous Girl raced out to make snowballs.
She didn’t last long outside 😛 But when she saw Gorgeous Man shovelling snow she was so excited she rushed out without her shoes.
I loved being able to wear my hand knits and sit by the open fire knitting and just relaxing. I like winter…