We’re home! We had a lovely week (that ended a bit early when Cadence came down with a head cold) but a lovely week, nonetheless.
Vacationing with kids is VERY different from my experiences vacationing with only adults. It’s much less relaxing to say the least. However, I found just the simple change in scenery was refreshing and allowed me to come home feeling restored—no longer run down and overwhelmed.
We’re getting back into the swing of regular life again, but here’s a look at how we spent our last three days in Steamboat Springs, CO!
We got a little snow storm! It was forecasted to snow all day, so naturally, this was the day we decided to go swimming outside…at Strawberry Park Hot Springs!
IT. WAS. GORGEOUS.
There is not a more beautiful place in all the world than the middle of the Colorado Rockies, during a light snow storm, soaking in hot mineral water.
The girls loved the natural setting for their pool time, and I loved all the different heat levels of the pools!
Getting there is definitely an experience (the last two miles of road are unpaved, muddy and slick!) and they don’t take cards (checks or cash ONLY!) but if you can keep those details in mind, then you’ll have an amazing time 😀
The snow was gone by Thursday (thanks, Spring…) and we had a 50+ degree day ahead of us, so we chose to spend it at the Old Town Hot Springs!
This is another natural hot springs pool, located much closer though, in downtown Steamboat Springs. It’s part of a larger health club, but they are very friendly to out-of-towners 🙂
Friday wound up being our last day in Steamboat. Our plans were to stay through Saturday, but by 2pm Friday, Cadence was suffering through the worst of her head cold. She was grumpy and generally unpleasant to be around, so we decided to call it a trip, and head home, where we had a humidifier and a fully stocked medicine cabinet to ease her symptoms.
Friday morning though, we managed to make it to the local library story and craft time, where the girls sang songs, listened to The Runaway Dinner, and made fruit loop necklaces.
It was SO nice to be in a kid-centric environment for an hour, and just let the kids be kids, not worrying about keeping them in-line around so many grown-ups. Thank you for sharing your library with us, Steamboat!!
After story time, the girls and I explored downtown Steamboat. We found a cool horse to sit on.
And enjoyed a milkshake at the old fashioned soda fountain!
We were supposed to go tubing Friday evening, but with the change in plans, we had to skip the fun in the snow. Next time!
Hope you had an awesome spring break too!!