I've been away from my computer for over a week as we had very special visitors from New York City staying at our house. My husband's niece "L," and great nephew "A," visited us, and we had lots of fun showing them as much as we could of our part of Colorado. On our first day together we drove up Lookout Mountain to enjoy the views of Golden, Colorado and the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
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We spent a busy day visiting Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the Coors Brewery Tour.
Once we felt L and A were acclimated to the high altitude of Colorado, we drove up Mount Evans, where we parked and then walked the last quarter mile to the summit, 14,270 feet high! We were so high that we touched the clouds! Our great nephew was very excited to see some snow on the mountain top in August!
During their visit we also took a trip up to Breckenridge, so our great nephew could enjoy the "summer fun park" at the ski resort. We took the gondola up to the park and then bought tickets for the activities. He enjoyed the alpine slide, bungee jump, maze and jump house.
We all took the ski lift up to the top of the mountain and...
... posed for another photo!
As you can see, summer in Breckenridge is almost as spectacular as winter!
Barb's blog is such a special treat. She lives in the Breckenridge area and shares her gorgeous photos and stories about her very active life at high altitude. I first began to read Barb's blog when I still lived in New York, and always yearned to see her beautiful world. I'm so happy that fate has brought us to Colorado and that we've had a chance to meet! Although our time together was short, we had a wonderful time together and an exciting ride back down the mountain, as the lift was experiencing some mechanical difficulties before we were able to take it back down.
The very best part of our special visitors time in Colorado was the fun that all the cousins had together. My grandchildren were already back to school, but we were all able to enjoy a visit to the Denver Zoo and White Fence Farm on the weekend, and a picnic and family barbecue. We were sad to see L and A go back home, but glad to have spent such a special time with them. There is nothing better than family!
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