Spring Snow, Old Tires

Summer Circuit 2010: Wednesday, May 12th

Through the Rockies to Denver

Still no laundry happening.  We are retreading towels, we are drying jeans liberally splashed with mud, and  I am fretting about today’s trip through potentially snowy conditions with worn tires and a heavy box-filled trailer.

We got an early start on the road.  The boys wanted to ride bikes down the mountain from Vail, Colorado, and meet us an hour and a half later, but the trail had not been cleared of heavy winter snow and it was 27 degrees with a light wind blowing.  With the bike trail impassable, we began our descent together, and before long ran into significant snow.  We drove down the mountain into the blowing snow, despite smooth tires and safety concerns, and my prayer life was vastly improved by the experience.

Skies were darkened by the storm right into Denver.  We spent the night at a county campsite in Aurora, where, much to the boys’ delight, there was a bike race in progress.


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