Fun in Colorado with Grandma & Grandpa Kelley

We crossed the Continental Divide while driving near Breckenridge, CO.

We crossed the Continental Divide while driving near Breckenridge, CO.

Last weekend we were fortune to have my parents come for a quick visit.  They came on Thursday and stayed until Tuesday morning.  I’ve said on a number of occasions that it’s nice for us to have visitors, and this time was no different.

Friday morning we took a short drive to Boulder.  My plan was to visit a mountain called Flagstaff Mountain.  But road closures from the floods spoiled my plans yet again.  Instead we found a rock formation called the Flatirons with a few hiking options.  So we did a quick hike and had a picnic lunch.

We decided to take a road trip to Breckenridge on Saturday.  It was about two hours West on Interstate 70 through the mountains.  Breckenridge is a skiing community, but we were a couple of weeks early for that.  We did a little shopping in the downtown shops.  Then we took a neat gravel road through the mountains to get home.  It was a little narrow and steep at times, but it was cool to get off the normal roads.

Grandpa and Sawyer enjoyed the Alpine sled at Heritage Square.

Grandpa and Sawyer enjoyed the Alpine sled at Heritage Square.

After spending a good amount of time in the car, we decided to stay a little closer to home on Sunday.  We drove to Golden, which is a Western suburb of Denver.  We went to an amusement park called Heritage Square.  The big draw for us was Alpine Sledding.  It’s kind of like the Olympic sport, the luge.  Both Sophie and Sawyer really liked it.  Then we let them go on a few kiddie rides.

Enjoying some samples at the Coors brewery.  They give you a small sample during the tour, and three good sized ones at the end.  No...my mom didn't sample any.

Enjoying some samples at the Coors brewery. They give you a small sample during the tour, and three good sized ones at the end. No…my mom didn’t sample any.

After Heritage Square we toured the Coors brewery.  I have never done a brewer tour, so I thought it was pretty interesting.  Obviously, one of the highlights of a brewery tour is going to be the free beer!  And the Coors tour didn’t disappoint.  I was impressed by the amount of samples they give you.

pumpkins

Monday was a quiet day at home.  Sophie got to take Grandma to her ballet lesson.  Plus we carved our Halloween pumpkins.  Unfortunately, Monday night we had to say goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa.  They had a plane to board on Tuesday.  As usual, time went by really fast.  But also like usual, we packed a lot of stuff in!

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