Part 1 - Denver & Vail
Part 2 - Hiking Vail
Before heading to Colorado, Ryan and I discussed possible activities that we wanted to do while we were there -- something fun and adventurous and outdoors, of course. I suggested white water rafting (yay!). Ryan suggested fly fishing (boo). So we compromised and booked a full day guided fly fishing float on the Roaring Fork River. Wait...I think I might have lost that compromise.
Ryan and I had been talking about doing a guided fly fishing trip for years, so we figured this was a great time to try it. Ryan needs no help in the fishing arena, but I'm not much of a fisher(wo)man -- I go fishing with Ryan a few times a year, but I've never really caught on to the fishing part. I never catch anything! I get bored/distracted easily and usually give up after about 10 minutes of trying. Anyway, I'd much rather watch Ryan catch the fish, take pictures, read a book, enjoy the scenery, make lunch, explore the area, etc. When we go fishing there's usually so much to do that I don't have time to fish! Plus, I wouldn't say I'm a terrible fisherwoman, but I could definitely use some instruction to improve my casting if I'm ever going to be any good. However, I'm absolutely unwilling to listen to anything my husband tells me to do, even though I know he's right. I have a mental-block on taking instruction and constructive criticism from him and I turn into a stubborn, whiny, angry, "I-KNOW-WHAT-I'M-DOING-RYAN" horrible person. Not pretty. So we don't do that very often.
He caught about 317 fish in that last hour.