As we drove up the mountain to an eventual altitude of 9500 ft, we stopped at about 7500 ft and started taking pictures:
Here's a shot of about half of our group...
ATV's increased the fun (and risk??) for the hardier members among us.
My brave husband. Log rolling is a lot safer without water :-)
The gazebo and slightly dangerous deck where we ate each night. We shared the cooking responsibilities, with one family being in charge of the meal each night.
I missed blogging! I had a very spotty, finicky internet connection stolen from a wireless around the corner, but it was nowhere near reliable enough to write a whole post or transmit photos. It was frustrating, but it also gave me an enforced break to do lots of other things and to clean out all my files, organize three years' worth of pictures, and de-frag my computer, all things that sorely needed doing...
As soon as I get through the vacation photos, I'll post some pictures of the completed stage 1 of our redecorating project. We still have more to do before our contractor returns to his full-time job, but the really big jobs are done!