Instead, we took Haruki for a long hike at Brainerd Lake. BL is a recreational area in the Roosevelt National Forest--just a few miles past Ward, CO.
It was so pretty! It was literally the best hike I've ever been on, from the food:
|Peanut Butter, Applesauce, and Banana on Ezekiel English Muffins|
...to the views...
It was a really good day, made even more special by the fact that it was a holiday, which means special dinner (seitan nachos!) and a special after-dinner treat (Peanut Butter Puffins)!
The only downside: the lake by which we ate lunch was swarming with mosquitoes. I have approximately ten bites on just my shoulders...ugh.
But on the whole, totally worth it:-)
*What did you do for the holiday? Have you ever been caught yelling "F-you!" at a loved one while in a pristine natural environment? No? Me either:-)