It was simply time for a little get away in the mountains. Perfect for a long Labor Day weekend. We piled the kids into the car and headed west.
The scenery was simply beautiful.
We arrived at the hot springs and headed for the pool with the water slide. But it simply wasn't hot enough.
So we headed to the stream where I was simply tried not to fall on my ass in the cold water.
Before we huddled in the water pools nestled next to the rocks on the side of the stream where is was hot, but simply crowded.
When we were pruned we got in the car and headed to the town of Salida, a simple little town.
Where we stayed in a simple little hostel.
In one room on bunk beds where I had the best sleep in a long time. But I think that was simply due to the benedryl.
They had a Labor Day concert downtown. I'm simply using "downtown" loosely here.
Where we watched fireworks snuggled in blankets from the hostel to stay warm because most of the kids simply forgot to pack a fleece.
The next day was full of simple pleasures. Like pretending to be a mannequin.
Skipping stones in the Arkansas River where Sky taught Ember how to do it quite simply.
Then we did a simple hike and the kids were all smiles.
At least until the end when we got to the water fall and realized it was simply over and time to go home.
Because one of the kids simply had strep throat.