we had a wonderful and relaxing trip to colorado. jeannie and i drove both ways (2 days each way), and listened to audio books while we drove. it’s been a long time since just the two of us had a long drive together like that — really nice. liesl flew into denver for the weekend, and we went to my cousin’s wedding. we had a blast, since my mom’s whole side of the family were there (almost all of them, from all over the country). then, jeannie and i got a secluded little cabin 15 minutes outside of estes park for another 4 days before heading home. my parents joined us for the first 24 hours, then we just hung out, read books, went on a hike in the rocky mountain national park, and chillaxed.