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I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Rock

We are heading out the door for our vacation today. When my husband came back from Iraq last year we decided that no matter what was going on we would shut down the business for two weeks twice a year and go somewhere. We are going to spend two weeks in Colorado dirt bike riding, hiking, and sight seeing. This is one of the places we are heading on our Colorado trip. A few years ago we bought a rustic cabin in Pitkin, Colorado (dirt bike trail heaven). It doesn't have any electricity or water. There are 76 steps to the top which is a little rough in the high altitude, especially when you have to lug water to the top. A guy from New York built it over 20 years ago. He used to climb up the rock to get to the cabin. After several years he sold it to someone else who added the stairs. We are the fourth owners and we are very grateful for the stairs!!

15 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

That looks like a great place to vacation!! Yes, I'm sure the stairs are a welcome addition lol. Enjoy your time away.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Have a great time! I am sure you will love it.

Courtney said...

Enjoy your vacation and all those hikes up those steps!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

WOW! Have a great vacation! :-)

Prep-E Girl said...

That is AWESOME!!! Can I rent it sometime! :)

-E

Preppy 101 said...

That is awesome!! Oh my gosh - those stairs! It would def be a healthy and weight-losing vaca ;-) Have a fab time!! xoxo

~Holly~ said...

That place looks awesome!! Have a fabulous, well deserved time!! :)

preppyinnewengland said...

How private, quiet and peaceful looking. Not to mention it must have a beautiful view! Oh I would love those stairs, great for a workout. Enjoy your vacation!

Krystyn said...

Have a great time and enjoy the mountain air.

Gifting Gumshoe said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Divaeva said...

wow - very cool place! Have a great time!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Enjoy and safe journey!

when you get back. come by my blog and see the award that I am passing along to you.

it is just a symbol of how your blog has been such an encouragement (and a motivation for me to organize!)

again, you do not need to post it or pass it on at all.

Sincerely

Shaina said...

Wow! That cabin looks amazing. I love Colorado! Have a great time!

Kristen said...

oh have fun!! It looks like it will be a blast!

Miss Business Casual said...

I love Colorado and super jealous of your visit. This house looks amazing! I know you will have a blast.

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