Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Recap

Hey there! It's hard to believe that summer is just about over. I have to admit though that I LOVE Autumn, so I'm getting anxious for the chilly weather; the turning of the leaves; Steeler...I mean, football season; comfort foods like soups and casseroles; and all of the festiveness of Fall!

Today I thought I'd share some photos---kind of a recap of what the Petrellas have been up to this summer. Here goes:

In May we traveled to Santa Fe, NM. During that trip we hiked Santa Fe Baldy (13 miles round trip, but worth every step).

We also camped at Great Sand Dunes National Park. This was our first time visiting the dunes, and it was AMAZING!

We trecked all over the dunes. I think the above photo puts the size of the dunes into better perspective.

In June we went to Aalborg, Denmark.

In early July we discovered that the high mountain trails were still covered in snow.

Also in July, our friends from San Diego came to visit and we went on a long weekend adventure to Steamboat Springs.

And now that the trails are pretty much clear, we've been hiking every chance we get!

Crystal Lake:

North Table Mountain:

Diamond Lake:

Chasm Lake:

It's been a busy and fun-filled summer, and I can't wait to see what adventures our future holds!!! Before I go I have to share one final photo of Oliver James (this is his way of enjoying the great outdoors)! HA!

I know this was a long post, so thank you for sticking with me and allowing me the opportunity to share some of my other passions (traveling, hiking, spending time with my husband/friends/cat, and enjoying this GORGEOUS and AMAZING world we live in)!

Hope you are spending your weekend doing something you LOVE!


Stampin in the suburbs said...

Great photos. Looks like you got a lot of hiking in. Love those mountains. I've never been to any of the places you list, but they look really nice. I'd love to go to Steamboat either winter or summer. Denmark looks great too. Hope you get to do a little hiking this fall and maybe some skiing this winter. As much as I love the summer, I try to find fun outdoor things to do all seasons. Living in New England, it's just too long a winter to stay inside and inactive. Have a great day.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful photos, Lisa!

Christina said...

What a fantastic summer you seem to have had! I'm so jealous of your adventures! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos.

Theresa said...

Hi Lisa, what fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing. I'm just curious did your hubby get tenure?

Laurie said...

Awesome pics! Making me miss the mountains!!

Lindsey Wood said...

Those are the most amazing photos! You were busy! I'm glad you're back because that means more cards for your followers!

~Tammy~ said...

What amazing photos and thank you for letting me live through you for a bit! :-)

Paulina said...

Such a fun post, Lisa! I enjoyed living vicariously through your pictures! So fun to see your hubby- I had never seen a picture of him before. :)

Jen W. said...

What a fabulous summer! I went to Denmark as a kid and would love to go back someday - might appreciate it more this time! ;)

Andrea M said...

The pictures are AMAZING LIsa!!! GORGEOUS!!! Love the kitty at the end too!

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