Rico Hot Springs

Not commercialized, yet simply developed so we can still appreciate being out in nature where the earth is sending forth its hot mineralized water, gurgling to the surface for us to enjoy.

Rauchelle & Marin feeling how hot the water is

Rauchelle & Marin feeling how hot the water is

Just a stones throw from the highway and a few steps from the Dolores River we spotted where we thought they should be located and found a few parties of people donning bathing suits in the cool mountain evening air and figured they weren’t likely swimming in the cold Dolores.

Everette & Laars

Everette & Laars

Anders

Anders

Marin reaching for the Dolores River which is flowing passed us nearly within reach

Marin reaching for the Dolores River which is flowing passed us nearly within reach

Rauchelle and Marin reclined and relaxing

Rauchelle and Marin reclined and relaxing

Gramma & Marin

Gramma & Marin

Toveli, you can see her face back there in the darkness!

Toveli, you can see her face back there in the darkness!

Before we left the hot springs, nearby campers were setting off fireworks.  I silently thanked them for sending them up in celebration of BC Day……British Columbia joining Dominion of Canada in 1871. The sixth province of the Dominion of Canada.

 

Down the Dolores

Everette in the fishing kayak

Everette in the fishing kayak

Mitchell and Everette have been going out kayaking on the Dolores River before the water is too low (expected any day now) and having a blast.  They are breaking in our new fishing kayak, and using an old short kayak of Tim and Ann’s.

Ready and Willing

Ready and Willing

Mitchell

Mitchell

Gaelyn and her big bro

Gaelyn and her big bro

The Beautiful Loser’s Society

Last Sunday (before Father’s Day….)there was the final leg of

ride the rockies

where we passed hundreds of cyclists on our way to/from Dolores River.  That night by the hundreds they camped out on the grounds of the Parque de Vida.  We joined in & listened to Tim & Ann’s friend/neighbour share his songs & music via his group Beautiful Loser Society at a Music in the Park fundraiser.

Beautiful Losers SocietyThe Beautiful Loser’s Society provides musicfamThe family sat and enjoyed the music, met lots of people, danced a little.girls w dogFound a dog to love on tent cityThe City, just a portion of