We took a family hike this weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park to Gem Lake. Having a destination on this 3 1/2 mile hike was key to keeping the kids engaged. We hiked to a gorgeous natural lake that I could have stayed at for hours. Unfortunately we didn't have hours to spend as the rain clouds rolled in, but we did enjoy some quiet time gazing out at the water and taking in the beauty. Taking the day off and getting lost in the mountains is one of the keys to living a balanced life!