3 days were spent in Breckenridge shopping , eating, swimming, bike riding, whitewater rafting and just relaxing and enjoying the beauty around us. One of the thing the boys and I liked most about the town was that there were so many dogs~ and since we were missing our own little puppy who was back home, it gave us the perfect fix to get some puppy time! Shop owners even had their dogs in their stores helping run the place, Jonah's favorite was a brown eyed Huskie in one of the ski shops. I love this place and would go back in a heartbeat!
It was a lot of fun spending time with my 3 favorite boys!! Can't wait to do it all again next year in a new location! Breckenridge was great!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Our last day in Colorado Springs we went to Garden of the Gods on our way out of town. What a cool place! We all found it so interesting and had fun walking around amongst the huge dwellings.
First view of snow capped Mountains on the drive into Breckenridge!!! YEAH!! Always such an amazing thing to see!
Playtime for 2 boys!
|Jonah way up high making his mommy VERY nervous!!|
in the van and head to some cooler weather!
Breckenridge---Here we come!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
On our 2nd day in Colorado Springs we went to the Air Force Academy. Such a gorgeous area, and it makes you feel so patriotic being there.
That afternoon we had reservations to take the Cog Railway up Pikes Peak. The temperature was 96 degrees when we boarded the train and at the top of Pikes Peak it was 47!! Talk about a drop in temperature!!
Here we are on the way up!
Family shot at the top!
|Dad and his 2 boys|
|From the top of Pikes Peak you can see 5 states!!|
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Just back from a great family vacation to Colorado! What a perfect week it was to leave Iowa as they were having a heat wave wtih heat indexes of over 110! It was warm in Colorado, but not so humid and perfectly lovely!! We spent our first 3 days in Colorado Springs. Day 1 we went to the Royal Gorge.
We walked across the bridge and on the other side there was a mini wildlife area.
Tony stayed on one side of the bridge and the kids and I walked to the other and he took our photo from FAR away!
Jonah and Tony took the tram down to the bottom of the canyon...
Jensen and I sat and enjoyed a cool beverage and watched the hummingbirds...
The Royal Gorge was quite the site to see and we all enjoyed it.We ended the day by meeting our nephew Michael for dinner, he lives in Colorado Springs and suggested The Elephant Bar. It was really good , but even better was getting to spend time with Mike just visiting . I was so mad I didn't get a group photo of us and Mike, however I am sure that the boys didn't mind having to get one less photo taken!