I drove Allie and myself up to my parents' house Thursday morning, leaving around 9am to let rush hour thin out. Thursday was low key once I got to their house, and unwind from the drive. It's not a difficult drive, but I'm more stressed whenever Allie is in the car. She doesn't like traveling at all, but she loves my parents' house. The last time she (and I) was up there was New Year's weekend. Now that it's summer, it's a cat paradise. Tons of windows, lots to explore, and wildlife to watch.
Friday was my first full day, and we decided to hike Adams Falls, which is reached by driving through or around Grand Lake, and not through the gate of Rocky Mountain National Park. The melt off rushing down the waterway was amazing, and there's still snow that hasn't melted yet. Even though the snow was slow to arrive this past winter, the mountains got a lot. The lakes are almost full, and still expecting more.
After hiking, we went to a Grand Lake summer establishment, Myauchi's, for lunch. I also splurged on a soft serve since this was technically vacation. The rest of the afternoon was spent showing my parents Guardians of the Galaxy, since they had never seen it, and having dinner at home. It's hard to tell how busy afternoons will get in town during the summer.
Saturday morning was spent at the house while my parents went to their gym's weight lifting circuit. I actually did some weight training too since they have a weight bench and free weights. Whatever I did, I ended up doing some back work too because I've been feeling my muscles between my shoulder blades all day today. I did a little upper body work, but nothing that really targeted my upper back.
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Sunday morning was spent in Rocky Mountain National Park. We spotted moose, elk, more elk, and a deer.
I left a little after noon to try to get through the weekend traffic, which wasn't too bad. The only slow spot was once I got on I-70 from 40, but it was never a stand-still. One thing I noticed going up and over the mountain pass was there must've been some sort of cycling event going on. I saw so many cyclists going down the pass the other way as I was going up, and then there were cyclists on the eastern side too, peddling up the pass. I'm not sure what it was, but I'll keep looking. There were a lot of cyclists.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up, with guest host Zenaida.