Family Reunion in Glenwood Springs, CO

The Yarnall Family has a big ass reunion every 3 years, and we had not been since 2007, so we were well overdue. I was in the process of preparing for a big trial so I spent some of this trip revising motions in limine and trial briefs, but there was still plenty of time to have fun. The trip started out with a 3 hour drive through gorgeous scenery, and a pit stop to get beer:

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We arrived there in the evening, had some dinner and beers, enjoyed the company of family members, but went to sleep relatively early because we had scheduled a Segway tour for the next morning.

As I was drinking some beer, I joked about falling off a cliff and dying while on a Segway (ironically the manner in which the inventor of the Segway met his untimely death). Francesca laughed and informed me that is why she opted not to go – because a mountain-scaling, off-roading Segway tour after a night of drinking sounded less than ideal for her. Well, this was the first time I’d heard of it being an off-roading Segway tour, but it was too late. Visions of driving a Segway off a cliff flashed through my mind, but I laughed it off. The Segway tour the next morning was as awesome as expected, and not a single person died or fell off a cliff.

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The ride was fun, the views were breathtaking, and I choked on a dandelion. We picked some dandelions, which were the biggest I’ve ever seen in my life, and blew on them to make wishes. I ended up inhaling seeds instead of blowing them. Totally smooth of me. Eric captured this Kodak moment quite well:

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The climb up the mountain was easy on the Segways, and we zoomed by several hikers on the way. Suckers!

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We also went rafting down the Colorado River this day, but we couldn’t bring out cameras with us.

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