Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Breckenridge Getaway

Richard chilling by the Blue River in Breckenridge ,Colorado.
Richard and I got to sneak away to Breckenridge for a couple days. We stopped at the Burro cafe for some yummy brunch. Here, we met a very interesting character, Brant who we shared a meal with and learned a lot of interesting things about Eastern Medicine and Spirituality. -Brant took our picture.
Breck has some great Restaurants, including this little Crepe cart place. Yum-o

Richard wanted to do some Fly fishing while we had the time so we sought out this great spot at some Beaver ponds. It was beautiful. I brought a book along to chill while Rich fished. Unfortunately he lost his fly pretty early , and after seeing bear tracks along the stream, we decided to move onto our planned hike.

Here I am at the top of McCulough Gulch. A great hike. Beautiful.

Richard "getting the fly wet".

My great little reading spot.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rich and Nicole's trip to Breckenridge -pictures to come!

July visit with Grandma

We are all so excited to have Grandma here for a two week visit.
Palmer Park- here in town. A great place to watch the sunset. A family photo even with Sasha.

Can you see the Rainbow?

Summer fun!
We dipped our feet in a refreshing snow melt stream.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Aunt Kay and the gang visit CS.

Aunt Kay, Kim, Uncle Donald, Alex and Jim came for a visit here to Colorado Springs. We had a very busy few days visiting some of the fun tourist hot spots around the area. Good times on the back porch. Our Texas relatives enjoying the cool Colorado evenings.
Nice Picture looking back at the town of Cripple Creek. You can see the continental divide in the background.

The Cog Railway up to the top pf Pikes Peak was very cool. We have driven up a couple times, but this was a whole new perspective. I highly reccommend it for anyone touring the Front Range. This pic is near the very top, somewhere close to 14,110 ft.

We took a scenic drive back to the Springs from Canyon city and the Royal Gorge and Uncle Donald couldn't resist the little Mountain Fire Stations. (He has been a volunteer fireman for 30 years)

The Royal Gorge Train was very cool. Nice to be out on an open deck riding a train through cliffs along side the rushing Arkansas River. I did spot one Big Horn Sheep.

All smiles.

Fun at Buck skin Joes. It is a great little wild west town with a cowboy gun show , magic show, and lots of fun old west buildings to walk through.
Uh Oh! Ethan and Ellie both in Jail!

The "tilted" room... so cool. Who knew we could have so much fun in there trying to defy gravity?
oh and...
I took the kids crawdad fishin' with a friend last week up at Palmer Lake. Fun Stuff.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Brian and Anna come for a visit

Some where along Rampart. A great shot of Garden of the Gods
Awe..sweet lil Jeremy. I think he smiles more than any other 10 month old I know.
back at Lost Pond.

At Helen Hunt Falls .

My little princess

Yikes... check out that drop off!

Brian and baby Jeremy higher than the clouds up on top of Pikes Peak