UEA Break is two days off of school for the kids while the teachers attend a convention put on by their union. I think anyway. For us it’s two days off that we’ve traditionally spent in southern Utah canyoneering. This year we got a call from aunt Jenny that she could use some help moving into a new place, so we decided to make it a Colorado adventure.
Kari booked us a couple of places on airbnb – a night in Steamboat Springs, and two nights in a cute little place in Ft Collins.
Steamboat is a place that Kari and I have spent time in the past, and it was really nice to see it again. We got a condo at the base of the resort and spent the evening making dinner with the kids and simply hanging out. The next morning we drove up to the mountain and cruised around the base area a bit. The kids found a little stream and raced leaves downstream.
The drive from Steamboat to Ft Collins was pretty spectacular. We’d never driven that way before, following the Poudre river, and it was pretty amazing. Kari spotted a crew of people slack-lining high above so we stopped and watched them with amazement.
Seeing Jenny was nice. The first night she was working – she’s a waitress at Jaws, a sushi place – so we went there for dinner. The sushi was very good and cheap too!
The rest of the weekend we spent helping Jenny move. She was supposed to move in with a rando guy she met on Craigslist, but he wasn’t there to let us in or get her a key so we had to scramble. She had just been approved by another property rental company, so we called them and they happened to be able to get her into a place that day. It’s a nice little place near campus and even closer to her work so I hope it works out. Her friend Tracy lives around the corner as well so all in all I feel better that this place is a better fit than with the dude. He seemed a bit of a slob anyway.
Sunday morning we met up with Kari’s cousins Erica and Blaine and their kids, and Jake, for breakfast at the Silver Grill cafe. Breakfast was great and so was the visit. If we lived closer I’m sure we’d hang with these people often. Maybe we should be visiting more often anyway. The drive back to Park City was a bit quicker – we went up into Wyoming and took interstate 80.