Estes Park Trip

We went on our first family vacation!  Last Saturday we loaded up the Jeep and headed to Estes Park for a night away from home.  Here is our weekend in pictures:

The drive up to Estes Park is beautiful!  Quinn let out a bunch of "oooohhhs" as we drove through the canyon.

The drive up to Estes Park is beautiful! Quinn let out a bunch of “oooohhhs” as we drove through the canyon.

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We stayed at The Stanley Hotel. Perhaps you’ve heard of it before…it’s the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s novel, The Shining.

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Isn’t it gorgeous. Nothing to be scared of 🙂

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Ok, so maybe some of it is scary. I took the picture on the left while walking down the hallway to our room…my walking sure gave the photo a spooky effect! The picture on the right is a quick one I took in the cramped, old elevator. Pretty cool!  I did a poor job taking photos of the inside of the hotel, I have far more pictures of Quinn than anything else from the vacation. Go figure!

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Quinn tried to claim the bed for herself.

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Family!

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Clark Family Vacation

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My loves.

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Family selfies

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The view from our window: peaceful (and fuzzy from the screen).

The view from our window: peaceful (and fuzzy from the screen).

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Tired little lady.

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We had a perfect view of the sunrise the next morning. Not a bad way to start off my birthday. 🙂

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We survived a night away from home! Our peanut even slept through the night, what a good girl.

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Coffee + Blueberry Muffin = a fully-charged mama.

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Our mini-vacation went fast, but it was a success! Us ladies held down the back seat on the way home (stopping at the Carters Outlet on the way, of course).

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Did vacation wear her out?

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I think so. 🙂

All-in-all, it was a great getaway.  We would love to go back there when Quinn gets a little older so we can explore a bit more.  It’s a beautiful place with lots to do!  Thanks so much to Josh’s parents for the gift certificate to the hotel!

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