Yesterday was our first day at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop Colorado. The first half of the day was devoted to getting ourselves packed up and the dogs over to Shylo Country Club for Dogs - our favourite place to kennel the dogs.
Our drive through the mountains was very pretty and we took the car over three passes, all close to or higher than 10,000 feet. The change in pressure caused my daughter's water bottle - which was sealed - to erupt in a stream of liquid.
We drove straight through from Westminster to Nathrop. It took just about two and three quarter hours to get here. The Highlander managed to make 26 miles per gallon even through the very hilly terrain.
We arrived at the resort at about 3:30 in the afternoon. After getting checked in and purchasing a few things at the grocery for supper, we did a little exploring. We went up to the upper pool which boasts a 300 foot water slide. Right next to the tennis courts was a doe minding her own business having dinner.
Our cabin is over a fast running stream which, apparently, is partially fed by the hot springs. There are areas on the stream that are as hot as 135 F (57 C). We cross over a little foot bridge that takes us to the lodge/restaurant/business office which appears to be the only place with a decent Internet connection. I can see a network here at the cabin, but when I try to connect it just fails. The folks at the main office say that they are aware of the problem, but it does look like I'm going to have to trek up there once a day to post my thoughts.
We ordered a couple of deserts this evening to take back to the cabin. They were quite delicious which bodes well for the rest of the stay.
We still need to decide what our day will look like today. Swimming? Fishing? Horseback riding? Just sitting in the cabin and working on a ridiculously difficult puzzle? I guess we'll decide tomorrow.