Colorado Springs: Day 5

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Our last day in Colorado we met up with the Behm family, some friends of ours who just happened to be in Colorado the same time we were. It was a blast driving up to the top of Pikes Peak and hiking around with them. Something magical about being above the tree line in the … Read More

Colorado Springs + Denver: Day 3 + 4

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I’m combining our next two days into one post. We spent Wednesday morning hiking around in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Which was SO great, until we walked .8 of a mile the wrong way up an advanced hill. When you have a somewhat tired and grumpy 7 year old hiking in the heat, going … Read More

Colorado Springs: Day 2

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Day 2 of our Colorado family adventure took us to the Garden of the Gods and to the penny arcades in Manitou Springs. After our all day trip to the zoo, and the kids getting up a tad early, we were a bit tired before we started climbing in the Garden of the Gods. Good … Read More

Colorado Springs: Day 1

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There we were, 2 weeks before school started up again and we hadn’t yet taken a summer road trip. We realized we had a free week on the calendar and it was like the stars were aligned for us to take one. We presented two options to the kids… 1) the beach or 2) the … Read More

Colorado Here We Come… Day 9

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She Said: So today we got up early, loaded up the minivan, and headed home. All the way across Kansas. Max kept asking all day, “Are we in Raymore yet? Are we still in Colorado? Is it still a long time to get home?” It was chilly and rainy all day and the rain followed … Read More

Colorado Here We Come… Day 8

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She Said: Today we got up and headed out into Colorado Springs for a day of adventuring. We headed out to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo first, the only mountain zoo in the country. We spent all morning and part of the afternoon there, but we were able to see all the animals. Max and Ava … Read More

Colorado Here We Come… Day 7

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She Said: So we got up early this morning, but not early enough to catch the 6 am ballon takeoff at the balloon festival. Good thing we made it in early last night and caught the balloon glow, because otherwise we would have missed it completely… all four hot air balloons. So we hopped in … Read More

Colorado Here We Come… Day 6

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She Said: Well, just as I predicted, the sleeping in late was just a fluke. The kids were up early and ready to go this morning. So we packed up the minivan and headed north to Ouray. Lia helped me pack this morning 🙂 Let me tell you something, the drive from Durango to Ouray … Read More

Colorado Here We Come… Day 5

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She Said: So today started off differently than every other day so far…. the kids actually slept in! I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m betting that means they will be up super early tomorrow 🙂 So first off, let me say that if you’re ever going to go camping in Durango, you should … Read More