Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our Big CO Trip

I love the cozy warm feeling of this photo; it really captures feeling of our visit.

Michael on the stairs of their cool split level house. Yup, its snowing outside, on our first night!

OK, after downloading all these photos, the horizontal ones are not centered. Click to see the whole image now -- I'll fix it later.

Catching snowflakes on our tongue.

The next morning, we had 2 inches - a dusting, I know, but it was a lot for two Texas kids.
Snowball fight!
Wee snowman!

We feasted for days...
Those bright green olives tasted like asparagus.

Lovely Lyra...
Homemade pizza, with local goat cheese and prosciutto
Thank goodness for the photography skills of Anthony and Lisa,

The girls let me braid their hair...
We went hiking around Lily Lake, in Estes Park. Too bad Anna vomited on the drive up into the mountains. It was soon forgotten after getting into the beautiful mountain air.
Above, Colin and I walking across a frozen lake. Hey, who got me with the snowball?
Colin loves to eat snow.
And hike in the snow dunes,
I had to drag him back to the car. "C'mon, Mommy! Let's go hiking in the forest!!!"
When we got home, we were treated to a Star Wars Play (a.k.a. Episode 7).
We went to the awesome museum, where there was a T.Rex skeleton and an entire Fin Whale skeleton. HUGE.
Lots of cool dioramas....
...inspire lots of good why questions...
The space area had lots of Mars stuff - here Colin explores how water may have eroded Martian sand.
There were some cool rocks in the Gem and Mineral Exhibit.
We ate a great picnic lunch in the atrium. Here's Ruby..
We even squeezed in a visit to see the local PRAIRIE DOGS! So cute!

Where did he go?
I can see his tail!!!
OK, that's enough clicking and downloading of photos. If you need more, here's the whole set.


peevish said...

Wow, Anthony got some cool photos! It's fun to see someone else's perspective after looking at the hundreds I shot.

Emily said...

Great photos! Looks like a fun time was had by all.

Anonymous said...

GREAT PICS, really brought the trip to life! Brrr, we have had snow fact we are having a horribly long Winter this year...roll on Spring my favourite Month..

mainlyclearskies said...

I love Colorado. And homemade pizza - yum!

EdamameMommy said...

ooh, that was fun. I liked looking at all 380-some-odd pics.

Alissa said...

Great pictures! Looks like so much fun. I wish it would snow here once a year- enough to let everyone play in it since it is so much fun!