The next day we slept in, ate an amazing breakfast at 8100 Mountainside Grill, and then headed on an all-day hike. We headed up the Bear Lake trail to Bear Lake. The hike was gorgeous, with the creek running beside the trail for much of the hike. It was so much fun to be outdoors, hiking, and talking up a storm about life. The weather was beautiful with sunny skies for most of our hike. As we reached Bear Lake, we could hear thunder and saw some lightening. We are a little nervous about what to do since the only shelter we had were the trees. We sat under some big trees by the lake and waited for a few minutes and then decided to head back down. We hiked down the Beaver Lake trail for a little bit before heading on the Royal Elk Trail towards the Overlook trail so we could explore a different way back to the resort. The hike ended up being longer than we thought, but we were so engaged in conversation the entire time that we hardly noticed how long we had been gone. After getting back to the hotel, we showered and headed over to the spa for our afternoon massages. Those massages were the best way to end a day of hiking. Later that night we got ready and took the shuttle down to Mirabelle's to eat dinner. We ate another fantastic dinner, French inspired this time, and then spent the rest of the night chatting and watching TV.
We got to sleep in the next day and took our time packing up and eating breakfast. We were both sad that our trip had to end but super grateful that we got to the spend the time together without any distractions. I think I made a mountain getaway fan out of Beth and so hopefully we can do it again soon