Monday, August 19, 2013

Colorado, Days #6 & 7

We visited the Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory, where last year a bear made multiple trips in and out one night for chocolate peanut butter cups and chocolate drizzled Rice Krispy Treats:)

We ate dinner at The Wild Rose and the spouse enjoyed elk chops while I tried the tortellini.  YUM!

Thursday, we took the kids to the Go-Kart place and they had a blast!

Even Miss Alex got to enjoy a train ride:)

Kids also rode the bumper boats, bumper cars, and engaged in a friendly Water Wars competition, the boys vs their sister:)  And we all played Mini-Golf, and I'm still the family champ with the low score of 49:)

Then it was time for a quick change and meet the rest of the family at Nicky's Resort to celebrate Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary and Mom's 71st birthday.  And of course, took the obligatory family photo!

Outside shot of Nicky's.  This is the restaurant, and we also stayed in rooms at the resort back in 2002.

Wednesday night was when we had to move to the Appenzell Inn, sister hotel of the Silver Moon.

Our room is on the lower level to the left of the building.  Parking was tight, and I think we were only able to park in this space once.


Nicole Morgan said...

Aww.. you were in Colorado? See what happens when I am out of the cyber loop? LOL I'm from the colorful world of Colorado. I hope you had a great time!!!

Molly Daniels said...

We went to Estes Park for a week, and I'm ready to go back! I'd forgotten how much I enjoy the mountains:)

Jeanine said...

Nice pics!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

I love Colorado. We go every year just to relax.

Melissa Keir said...

Loved the photos. Colorado is fun. There's so much to see!

Molly Daniels said...

Thank you:) I first went to Colorado when I was 7 or 8, then again a year or two later, to Boulder. Spent two weeks camping around the state at age 12, then again at 17. I took a few pics at age 17, but only had a Polaroid Instamatic, so not a lot of pics from that particular trip. My mom has the rest. And in 2002 had a 35mm,and was cautious about how many I took. Love my digital; I can see them instantly and upload them every night:) I'd love to go back to Leadville, the Sand Dunes, Ouray, Black Canyon, and Mesa Verde, though I doubt very much I could hike down and up again.

Unknown said...

I'd like to go to Colorado one day. Thanks for sharing your vacation pics!

Molly Daniels said...

You're welcome Amber:) And there's more to come!