Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Colorado Trip Part 2

One of the days we were up there, we drove up to Estes Park in the mountains. It was a beautiful drive through the Rocky Mountains, and Estes Park is right next to Rocky Mountain National Park. When we got there, it was time for lunch. We ate at the Taco Bell/KFC, where Lincoln got more nacho cheese on his chest than he did in his mouth.

A neat water wheel we saw
We spent some of the afternoon walking through all the neat tourist shops they have on Main Street there. We also stopped at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Yum! We didn't get any pictures next to it, but we also drove up to the Stanley Hotel. There have been major motion pictures filmed at this hotel like The Shining miniseries and Dumb & Dumber, to name a couple. We also took the boys on a mini hike through the mountains and some some neat wildlife.

The boys found a new hobby at Grammy and Papa's... BOWLING!

However, they did it a little different than most of us.

Jack loved Papa's riding lawn mower!

Lincoln... not so much.

I'm mean and kind of forced him on it, eventually. He tolerated it, and chose to never ride on it again the rest of our trip.

Doug wanted to stop by some of the motorcycle stores in Loveland. One was a Harley shop. I have NEVER seen Lincoln more excited and vocal about anything!

This was Doug's dream bike.

Although Lincoln was excited while walking around, he really didn't want to get on any of them.

That night, we met Eliza's family at Red Robin, and headed over to the Larimer County fair! Everyone but Eliza and I rode on the ferris wheel.

All the boys wanted to ride on this old fashioned car, which we were surprised about because it just stayed on a track the whole time. But I think they enjoyed it.

Olivia wanted to use her second (and last) ride on a roller coaster! Here she is with mom while waiting in line.

Jack and Cody were in awe.

That's them, waving at us, right below the "I" and "N" in the word, "RING."

Jon said he could hear Olivia screaming over everyone else. She was pretty nervous!

They concluded the night with fireworks. This was Lincoln's first time seeing fireworks in the sky!

Really cute family picture! (minus Cody) Sad that it didn't turn out better!


Melissa Rees said...

I love fairs! We just went to the Davis county fair and it was loads of fun. You have had a great summer!

Michelle Bingham said...

It was good to see your family which you were in town! I'm bummed we didn't get any pictures together! Next time!!