For Spring Break this year we headed South to Cortez, Colorado. Cortez was our home base for our planned adventures to Mesa Verde, the Four Corners and Canyon de Chelly. As anyone who has visited this part of the country knows - not only is it magnificent but it is vast, wide and sparse. In other words we were going to spend a lot of time in the car getting to where we want to go. So we made an investment. And as we were cruising down the highway with the kids watching a movie, quietly listening with their headphones while Wes and I were listening to the new U2 album - we decided it was worth every penny. (We used to have to rig up our portable DVD player or Weston's laptop with a bungee cord. It was a huge pain and I got pretty sick of listening to movies but never watching them.) Don't worry - they didn't miss the incredible scenery and we also listened to some books on CD.
SJ wasn't so sure about the headphones at first but she eventually got the hang of it.
Addie got a little car sick watching the movies so she tried to see how long she could hold her arms up in the air. 30 minutes! No kidding!
This is the cabin where we stayed. It sat on 80 acres and had incredible views.
Like this one from the hot tub - which was put to good use!
The entire trip the kids couldn't wait to get back to the cabin. They loved hiking and exploring. Apparently there are some Indian ruins located somewhere on the property.
It turned out to be the perfect home base for our excursions. Let the adventure begin~