Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July 2009 - Grand Lake, CO

We just got back from spending four nights at my parents cabin in Grand Lake to celebrate the 4th of July and my dad's 70th birthday.

On Friday, we rented a pontoon boat for four hours. Due to rain, a hot chocolate break and pregger potty breaks, we were only on the boat for about two hours.

Grand Lake Yacht Club:

Getting pumped for our pontoon ride!

Captain Jim, Gracie, Dad, Rob and Ashley.

Rob wasn't able to contain his excitement.

Mimi, Gracie and Bompy.

Captain Jim and Gracie.

Relaxing with Rob.

Relaxing with Emily.

Me, Ashley, Gracie and Emily.

After we had lunch on the boat, it started to rain.

That night we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Grand Lake. On both the ride to and from the restaurant, we saw a Moose. The second one was even bigger than the first. This was the only time everyone's camera was at home. My mom snapped a couple pictures on her cell phone. If Rob had had 1 more Captain Morgan and Diet Coke, he may have gotten out of the car and touched the moose (Jim said he wouldn't drive the car any further if Rob didn't get out and touch the moose).

On Saturday, the community my parent's house is in had a parade. I think we could have been in the parade if we wanted to.

Rob was super impressed.

After the five minute parade, we headed over to the community 4th of July potluck. We left after it started to rain - sense a theme here? After the festivities, Rob and I went with Jim and Ashley to the Grand Lake Brewery so Jim could get his "Plaid Bastard" beer. We ended up not going to the fireworks show because they didn't start until 10:00 pm and they were shooting them off at Grand Lake, not the lake my parent's house is on. Apparently they had somewhere around 40-60K people last year and we didn't want to deal with the crowd (I can't remember the exact figure, but it was somewhere around there). We were able to see some fireworks from their porch but most of us were in bed soon after they started.

On Sunday, the boys went golfing and the girls stayed home. Ashley, Gracie and I decided to get some fresh air and took a walk outside.

Gracie with her flower.

Gracie and Mommy.

Once the guys got back, the girls were off to get massages!

That night we went to the Sagebrush BBQ restaurant in downtown Grand Lake for dinner.

And this morning, we were headed back to California! Here is a picture of lovely Emily on the plane. I love her smiles.


Dorothy said...

Cute pictures! Looks like you guys had fun. I think we will need to book a trip to Colorado!

Gale said...

I can't believe you guys brought the monsoon season with you. Today was, of course, gorgeous. Next time we're out here on the 4th of July, we are DEFINITELY in the parade! Rob can ride a moose and Jim can wear our new antler chandelier on his head :)

Alyssa said...

Sounds good to me Dorothy!