Yesterday, we had what can only be described as a perfect day. We began by hiking around cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. First we descended to the long house dwelling and toured for about an hour.
This is a shot of us climbing out of the valley. Elliot was a trooper in that Baby Bjorn.
After the long house, we went over to the spruce house.
While there we met an Italian family (from Bologna -- my greeny city -- no less) there on vacation. We talked for probably fifteen minutes.
The two girls in front (Sofia on the left and Annamaria on the right) were super cute. As you can see, Annamaria had a thing for Elliot's hair.
On our way home, we stopped at this little restaurant about twenty miles outside Durango, Colorado. We had a quite good meal. We began with a roasted beat salad, and then moved on to a limoncello chicken, complete with roasted potato and fennel. For dessert, we had a buttermilk panna cotta with toasted almonds and honey. Elliot had tastes of everything, and loved it all, just like his parents.
What a fantastic, fulfilling day.