Another Fourth of July weekend in Vail, Colorado. This year
we were joined at Vail Manor Lodge by the Metzlers, the Shurnas
and the Balsleys. Additionally we met up with the Brannans and
the Cousins for the Vail America Days festivities.
Enjoying Vail Village and surrounding area on Saturday with
Poolside at Vail Manor Lodge....
On Sunday we went for a morning hike on the Bighorn Creek
trail. The trail starts with a steep ascent and then meanders
through large Aspen grove, pine stands and wildflower patches.
Eventually we came upon the creek and followed it a bit before
the trail opened up to a high valley with views of the Gore range.
We spent most of Sunday afternoon poolside...
And capped the day off with an evening bike ride...
On Monday, July 4th, we took in the parade followed by lunch
at the Red Lion with the entire gang. Then in the afternoon the
boys played for hours in Ford Park while the adults enjoyed the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Ford Ampitheater.
Enjoying the fireworks poolside....
One last bike ride Tuesday morning (with the
Shurnas family) before heading back to home...