Friday, May 29, 2015

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

As I was planning our summer break, I was super excited that we were going to spend Memorial Day weekend in Glenwood Springs. 

Even though we were in town for a soccer tournament, I was optimistic we would be able to do the famous Hanging Lake hike or visit the mountainside amusement park. I envisioned a summer paradise.

They claim it is sunny in Colorado over 300 days of the year. We only saw the sun about 5 days in May.  Though we passed through snow on our drive, I was very excited to arrive in Glenwood to clear skies. 

The weather was perfect for our first game.

But, then the storm clouds rolled in. The adventure park was closed and the team cancelled their group trip to the Hot Springs.

We spent far too long in our hotel that day. It got chilly, but our second game was fairly dry - though the fields were muddy.

Our first game on Sunday was lovely. We drove to Aspen for lunch and drove back to the hotel in torrential rains.

The last game was 40 degrees & rainy. Not fun for the players. REALLY not fun for the spectators. 
The victory made sitting in the cold and rain worthwhile.

Since it was too muddy to hike, we decided to relax in the hot springs before leaving town.

The cold air and warm water was invigorating.

Here's to a summer of adventures!

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