Thursday was our last day in Red River. We still had a few more things we wanted to do before we left. One thing of those things was ride the BIG ski lift to the top of the mountain. We had been waiting to do it, thinking that we could leave the kids with each other and just the mommy and daddy could take the ride together. As the time passed, we realized it was either everyone rides it this morning or we wouldn't be able to. Chris was not happy with me that we were taking our 18 month old son, who squirms and is so restless, way up this mountain. He held on to Crockett as if his life depended on it... I guess it did :) However, much to my satisfaction, Crockett slept almost the entire way up and did great on the way down too. It was very high, but such a beautiful and peaceful way to admire God's handiwork. It was a bit chilly, especially as we got to the top, but it was definately worth it. Monica, Ryan, John and Braidy were all in one seat and Braidy did very good for the most part, and slept on the way down. John was pretty scared of falling, especially on the way up, but he did great on the way down.
After the ski lift, Monica and I had made appointments at a spa. We decided that after taking care of three (ahem, five...) boys all day, we deserved a little pampering. We were on vacation, after all! So Monica got a pre-natal massage and I got a massage and facial. What a wonderful, blissful way to spend the afternoon! We both left feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of the trip!
When I got back to the cabin, Chris, Ryan and John were making one last attempt at catching a fish while the little ones napped. When they returned, John proudly showed us 5 fish! He was so excited! The dad's were pretty excited too! And to think they had almost given up.
At 4:30 we had made reservations to go horseback riding. John got to ride his own horse while Chris and Ryan rode with the little boys. After watching them take off, all without any crying, incidents, etc. Monica and I went to browse around town for a while. We went back to watch them return. A good time was had by all. Crockett and Braidy both just rode along and took it all in. John did a great job too, all by himself! It even turned out that I had worked in Austin at Smith Barney with the other man, Austin Spencer, and his daughter that were riding in the group. Small world!
That night we went to eat at a nice restaurant and then came back to the cabin in time for SMORES! I think I probably gained about 5 lbs. from the smores alone! Ha! We got all packed up and ready to leave that night so we could just hop in the car and go the next morning.
We had so much fun all week. I hope that it will become a summer tradition. All of the boys has a great time and played together so well. And I always love spending time with my sister and her family. It is such a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and spend some quality time without all of the distractions. Thanks Curry's for suggesting this, we can't wait until next time!!!