Well folks it's Annika Ruth taking a break from all my play to report in on the latest news....
Guess what? I learned what "Epic" means...Apparently it means a weekend away.....
And when my parents are away, they will play!
I showed up to story hour this past Monday morning and there was a hush, a whisper, and a where were you last Monday. Followed by a giddy "Oh didn't you hear Jen had a fabulous weekend a way, with her husband and Annika stayed home with the Grandparents" ...and then there was a cheer. Get that? A cheer amongst the SAHM (Stay at Home Moms) the PTSAHM (Part time stay at home Moms) and the SAHD (Stay At Home Dads) . Yes. A cheer. Amongst all of them. H-E- double hockeysticks even the few nannies cheered. Now get this they said "and she did something really fun, but we'd be excited if they took a trip to Skandia, 5 miles down the road. Do you hear that? Really seriously? How could one get excited about that when I'm in town?
I mean really. I keep busy. I entertain myself. I "hardly"need any supervision. OK, that was a bit of a fib.
Anyway, my Dad was gone for 2 weeks to the Olympic training center and when Grandma and Grandpa came for a visit do you think my Mom stuck around? Nope! She headed for higher ground. And I do mean higher ground.
There was a Friday flight. A Saturday acclimatization run
OK, there may have been a bit of walking and scrambling on the first mile of the incline.
A mile of steps up turns out to equal 3 miles of a fun flowing trail down.
After a total of 10 miles of testing out the altitude my parents decided they would climb to the top of Pikes Peek the next day.
So the next morning they started up the incline in the dark and at the top saw the sunrise.
By running everything they could soon they were at the "half way" point
Feeling pretty good.
From what I am told Barr Camp is an awesome place and most sane, non acclimated people spend the night here vs doing the ascent in one day. I do believe they have a jolly good time. However, when you have only a weekend away you have to move a little faster than that.
More adventures soon to come!