16 Hours of Driving Later…

…and we’re in Colorado.

We drove all day Thursday, and all day yesterday, through the California desert, through the hot, dry Nevada and Arizona, and through the gorgeous state of Utah, finally up over the rockies (OMG, I love that part of the drive) and here we are – in sunny Colorado.

We’re here for a good two weeks, helping my dad who had back surgery Monday. We’re on our own during the week while the cousins are in school. So – what should we do? Anyone know the Denver/Littleton/Highlands ranch/Co. Springs area?

Leave a comment if you know any cool things to do here with the kids, besides swimming in the community pool and playing at the parks. (Although, if we did that the whole time we’re here, I don’t think the kids would complain.)

3 Responses to “16 Hours of Driving Later…”

  1. Lydia Says:

    I dunno about yours but when we go to a new place, my kids like to gather up a whole bunch of those shiny fliers, you know, on those big kiosk displays in hotels or rest stops, and read them. Reading practice, sight-seeing prioritizing, scrapbooking, and collage art, all in one giant kiosk of free shiny fliers! Hehehe.

  2. momlovesbeingathome Says:

    Pikes Peak is a great place to see. I haven’t been there since I was a kid but I know it used to be a really cool place!

    You are definitely in a beautiful part of the country!! I envy you right now. 🙂

  3. HippieMommy Says:

    You’re in my neighborhood =)

    You’re really close to dinosaur ridge and triceratops trail. If you’ve never been before, they have bunches of dinosaur footprints that you can check out, including t-rex. My kids are on a dinosaur kick, so that’s a big hit. It is right over by the Red Rocks Ampitheatre.

    In Colorado Springs I really recommend the Mt. Cutler hike. It is a summit hike, but very doable for people who aren’t used to the altitude. It has gorgeous views and it always feels nice to get to the top of a mountain.

    Both zoos are great (Co Springs and Denver). The zoo in the Springs is built into Cheyenne Mountain, which makes it lots of fun.

    And hey, come check out us hippies in Boulder =D There’s great hiking in Boulder and its a fun little city. If you’re into tea, then you can do the Celestial Seasonings tour.

    Feel free to email if you want some other ideas! I hope you have a great time in Colorado!

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