We successfully built a roaring file (I'm so proud!) and proceeded to melt/burn things into tasty deliciousness. Yes, it was actually cool enough to light a fire. Colorado during the summer is awesome.
|Did you know you can smash a peanut M&M into a marshmallow and make something tasty even tastier? I wish I could take credit, but it was totally Kami's idea.|
Not a great bat picture, and in no way does it capture the moment when the bat started creeping across the rock and stared at us with devil bat eyes. I didn't have my zoom lens on, and you can bet your life I wasn't leaving the room to go do something silly like switch lenses. And I refuse to publicly post on the blog semi-humiliating pictures of us in various stages of bat defense.
There's also a video out there. It largely consists of me screaming "bat! MOVE!!" while throwing objects (empty water bottles, pillows, small candles...anything, really), attempting to get it to move down to level one where Kami and Carolyn were ready to swish it back out the window. All in all, I'd say the bat removal process took 45 minutes. Forty-five very stressful minutes. Here's what we needed to get ourselves through the experience. Along with at least one disc of Sex and the City.
After that traumatic experience, we actually slept pretty well - and then we had to hit the road. Boo. Like, major boo. Definitely did not want to leave our vacation. So...we pinned our hopes on the Colorado lottery. Which didn't exactly work out, but at least we got a scenic overlook out of the deal.
|Goodbye, mountains. =(|
Love you, girls! Love you, mountains! So long, vacation!!