Thursday, July 9, 2009
Nicole, Denise and Jackie at the cattle drive
Our 4th of July trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado was a blast from the Old West past! Every year for the past 130 years, they have a cattle drive down Main Street in town. Longhorn steer and even baby calves parade down the main drag. That was a new experience for all of us--me, my friends Denise and Nicole, and Denise's mom, Ruth.
We also enjoyed the Yampa River, watching the inner tubers float by on a hot summer day while we watched from our perch at the Boathouse restaurant deck. Denise and her mom went to the Pro Rodeo while Nicole and I relaxed in the natural hot springs, We also hiked up Mt. Werner; we didn't summit, but had fun anyways. Clear blue skies, fresh mountain air and green lush mountains blanketed in aspen and pine made for a really good day hiking.
Jackie M. Johnson is an author and freelance writer in Colorado. Her hope-filled and encouraging books include "Power Prayers for Women," "When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton Is Empty" and "Powerful Prayers for Challenging Times." Jackie also writes the Living Single blog on Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk website.