For the last several months we have had quite a few big & hard jobs. To reward our kids for doing such a good job of working hard we decided to take a trip to Colorado. We stayed at my relative Deanna's house in Colorado Springs. When we first got there late Tuesday afternoon we went straight to The Garden of the Gods to do some hiking and rock climbing. Wednesday we went to Denver to spend the day at the Museum and eat at Casa Bonita. The restaurant was amazing with cliff divers, shoot-em-up cowboys, & a seemingly endless maze of tunnels & caves. Not to mention all-you-can-eat mexican food, including sopapillas.
Thursday we went to Canon City to go whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River. We all had a blast. Friday we went with Deanna to Cheyenne Mountain to hike some of her favorite trails. It was a beautiful day & we loved every minute of it.
|At the Mayan exhibit in the Denver museum|
|Samantha & Steele looking over the Arkansas River & Royal Gorge|
|Resting on our hike at Palmer Park|
|Rafting down the Arkansas River|
|Here comes some more whitewater|
|Garden of the Gods|
|Enjoying the hiking & scenery|
|A diver at Casa Bonita Restaurant|
|Hiking at Palmer Park|
|Steele going vertical barefoot|
|Steele & I took the river route up Cheyenne Mountain. We found a lot of flakes of Pyrite (Fools Gold)|