One of the discounts is you get to go to one of the YMCA mountain resorts for next to nothing, including meals. In 2009 we used this discount to go to the YMCA at Estes Park, and loved it, but the food was less than desirable.
This time we decided to go to the Snowy Mountain Resort.
It was beautiful!
After that we went through a labyrinth and stopped off to take a few pictures.
We had some time before lunch and hit up the Homestead. The kids LOVED it. They got to dress up in pioneer clothing and take a tour of the homestead.
They husked corn using the cornhusker.
Junior is the only one who poses anymore.
Then Junior and Abs decided to take a wagon trip.
Trust me, they usually fight.
Junior learned how to make butter.
After the Homestead and lunch, we went horseback riding.
After the horses, we headed out on a three mile hike to a waterfall.
This was before he discovered that he could stomp through every mud puddle and stream. The little imp!
Em & Junior.
We had to fit everything in, so we headed to the Gold Mine next. It's a cave, but without a flashlight we could get too far.
I've given up on taking serious pictures anymore!
Anyway, it was a much needed break from the stress of retirement, and let me tell you it is stressful! (and expensive since it cost us $800 at CIF). (The moral of that story, is to keep every receipt for every item you ever turn in, during your entire career. Wouldn't you know this was before it was computerized? Ugh!)