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Morning Hike

Morning Hike

We set off at 8:30 this morning to Green Mountain Falls, CO to hike the trails and to enjoy breakfast at a spot called The Pantry, which has been suggested to me 3 times in the last 5 days! It’s about a 30 minute scenic drive from the city. We decided to start the day with breakfast at The Pantry and then hike off all the carbs. The restaurant is known for its homemade bread, so I ordered the cinnamon raisin french toast and my husband built his own breakfast.

It was delicious! So glad that I ordered the french toast, it was amazing! Their motto is that “If you leave hungry, it’s your fault!” We did not leave hungry, in fact, Chad couldn’t finish the pancake! We decided to sit by the small town pond for a bit and then head off to hike.

The pond was cute, full of ducks & geese, and it had a little gazebo in the middle. Now, onward and UPWARD!

We definitely felt the elevation increase and had to take some rest stops. We gained 1640 ft on this hike.

And we got to see waterfalls! Yay!

Then we realized that the trail actually crossed the waterfall! There was not a dull moment during this hike. We definitely want to do again, soon!

The view was well worth the climb. So pretty, it makes us realize how lucky we are to have our health and the opportunity to travel.

Chad always gets as close to the edge as physically possible.

Chad is developing his own set of yoga poses-he calls this “silly sloth”.

Testing out Mama Bear’s lair- Chad thought it was just right, not too big and not too small.

Loved all the aspen trees!! I could not stop taking pictures of them, but they are really more beautiful in person.

As we were leaving the trails, we saw a huge deer! This guy and his family crossed the road right in front of us! I was too excited to take a picture when we first met up with him, but I snapped this one while he was munching on some grass just off the road.

The view for the way home. It’s like those t-shirts say, “Life is good”.


About Mary @ Travel Sized Living

I'm a traveler by nature; I love to explore and I get a rush from being in new places. Luckily, I found a job that allows me and my family to change locations every 3 months! Our new challenge is to keep moving on while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

One response »

  1. Your aspen tree photos are still beautiful and you really make me laugh with Chad’s yoga poses and just the right size seats under huge rocks!
    Life is good! Let us remember to always spread our arm open wide to the wonderful things around us!


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