ONE | Friday after work John and I headed over to our friends Jared and Faerl's home to pack up and leave for Salida. We all (especially the boys) had been looking forward to the trip for awhile.
TWO | Normally the drive to Salida is about 5 hours, but there was terrible, terrible traffic going through Santa Fe and we didn't end up making it to town until after 1 am. We rented a vacation home for the weekend and it was the most charming thing ever. I wish I would have taken some pictures, but it was pretty much the most perfectly decorated cabin/lodge home ever.
THREE | Saturday morning, we decided that we were going to go for a "casual" mountain bike ride. I was pretty nervous the whole time leading up to the ride because I was worried about getting in over my head. The ride started off with a pretty brutal 5 miles up hill, but once we got to the top, it was a super fun ride down - about 13 miles total. The views of the mountains were absolutely amazing!! Look at the mountains in the background of that picture - incredible!
FOUR | After our bike ride, the boys headed out directly to go fly fishing on the Arkansas River while Faerl and I stuck around town and did some shopping. The town was so lovely! Lots of fun consignment stores, home decor stores, bakeries, etc. And of course the city had such beautiful mountain views.
FIVE | While Faerl and I were shopping, John and Jared were out catching trout. The weather the whole weekend couldn't have been better (minus some pesky wind).
SIX | After fishing the boys headed back and we went to dinner at The Fritz. John was particularly excited about eating there because their logo was a pointing German Shorthair... I, on the other hand, was looking forward to some yummy tapas plates and a cocktail! We accomplished so much on Saturday that it was a very well deserved tasty meal!
SEVEN | On Sunday, we went to breakfast, packed up our things, and headed back out on the Arkansas to do a little more fishing. It was fun to watch John and Jared fish, and to be honest, I have only seen John fish a handful of times. When he fished he goes out for a full day, so I don't normally join him.
EIGHT | While watching them fish, Faerl and I did what all good wives would do - collected drift wood for Pinterest projects! :)
NINE | It was a pretty windy weekend, but they both ended up landing some nice looking rainbow and brown trout.