Family Mini-Vacation

This past weekend, Chris, Charis, Jason, and I headed to Cotapaxi, Colorado to spend some time at the family cabin with Hank and Cee. So, all four of us piled into the Yukon and headed out. This was the first real road trip in the Yukon, and it was definitely worth it to have the big SUV. The boys traded off driving the nine hour trip while Charis and I read magazines, books, slept and watched movies. Such a hard life, I know. It was so amazing to watch the temperature drop as we got closer and closer to Colorado.

On Friday we took it easy and enjoyed the beautiful weather. In the afternoon we ventured out for a beverage run and to check out the neighboring towns. Since Hank and Cee had purchased a 4x4 truck, we decided to test its limits and went offroading for a bit. It was fun going out into the less commonly driven roads. Unfortunately, since it's been a dry summer there wasn't a whole lot to see. Then we came home to more relaxing, enjoying the scenery from the porch and playing games.

On Saturday we woke up early and went white-water rafting. Hank and I were the only two newbies of the group. Initially, i was a little nervous, but it really ended up not being so bad. We had a great time, and I'm so ready to do another one! But, it definitely wore us out since we all took like 3 hour naps, hah.

On Sunday, we visited this great little pizza joint that Chris and Charis had discovered on one of their previous trips. Then, we tried to find Cottonwood Lake, but instead ran into the Continental Divide! That was a pleasant surprise! And we eventually found the lake on our way back down the mountain. Overall, we had a fantastic time enjoying the beautiful scenery and the refreshing weather. And it was so fun to relax and spend time with the whole Kobza family. I'm already crossing my fingers that we'll be able to go next summer, and for much longer!

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