Sunday, July 26, 2009

Adventures in "Colorago"

The first thing JD said when we drove up to the cabin this time was "Colorago House." So it stuck for the rest of trip - JD was in "Colorago!"

One of the days we were there, Jon, JD and I took a drive to Aspen, which is an amazing route over Independence Pass. We walked around town, ate lunch and let JD run wild in a pretty green field in the square.

On Saturday, we went up a beautiful, but majorly 4WD road called Mosquito Pass while we were up in Colorado. This was the main road between Fairplay (where our cabin is) and Leadville during the mining days. JD's favorite part was playing in the snow at the top of the pass.

My mom and Ken, Dara, Josh, Emma and Ellie all arrived on Saturday at the end of our first week there and we had so much fun! JD just loves "Emma Lellie," apparently the two girls are inseperable in his mind!

We took a train trip with the kids on the Royal Gorge one day. It is about a 2 hour train ride along the Royal Gorge river. JD spent all day saying "choo choo" and pulling a train whistle and saying "All Aboard!" We saw rafters and hikers along the route. JD LOVED the train and especially loved a helicopter that "buzzed" the open air car where he was.

Another fun day trip was to South Park City, a restored mining town in Fairplay, complete with train and mine!
Eason Family in front of the old wagon -

And the day before we left, Jon and Josh went hiking up a 14K foot mountain called Quandary, just outside Breckenridge. They made it in excellent time and were back by early afternoon, although they seemed a bit sore the next day (if you ask me).

It was such an amazing trip where we managed to do a bunch of new things, considering how many years I have been going to Colorado! And it is so much more fun to see it through JD's eyes!


Heather said...

What fun day trips!! I am glad you got to do so many things that were close to the cabin....looks like a great vacation!

hannah said...

It looks like you had a great time! The pictures reminded me how much I love Colorado. I can't believe how much JD has grown!!