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Feelin’ Groovy at the Retro Inn in Cortez, Colorado

Feelin’ Groovy at the Retro Inn in Cortez, Colorado

Our family reunion took us to the Four Corners region. There we met my in-laws and my sister-in-law and her family. This was the first trip to the Southwestern U.S. for many in the family. We left the accommodations plans to my sister-in-law who decided […]

We Play Indiana Jones at a Family Archaeological Dig

We Play Indiana Jones at a Family Archaeological Dig

I am not Indiana Jones, but I played an archaeologist for a day. Our family joined an archaeological team for a dig in Golden, Colorado. Our family archaeological dig took us to Magic Mountain, where we excavated a site Native Americans lived 7000 years ago. […]

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Did you know that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nestled in central Colorado? The Great Sand Dunes National Park has dunes 800 feet tall. Still, at that impressive height, the dunes are dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain […]

Three U.S. Forts in Three States Tell the Story of the West

Three U.S. Forts in Three States Tell the Story of the West

In three western U.S. states you find three unassuming forts in desolate terrain. These three Western U.S. forts tell part of the story of western migration during the 1800s. Fort Union, Fort Laramie, and Bent’s Old Fort, stand as testaments to the brave men and […]

Explore the Universe at Space Foundation Discovery Center

Explore the Universe at Space Foundation Discovery Center

“We’re going to a museum to learn about space,” I excitedly told my family. I was surprised when they balked at the news. “We don’t want to go learn about space! Who wants to do that? Dad, why do you always have us go to […]

Fun Family Adventures in Denver, Colorado

Fun Family Adventures in Denver, Colorado

Colorado is home to the Rocky Mountains, famous skiing resorts, and amazing national parks. Denver, the capital city of the state, offers a variety of activities for families. Here are some of our favorite fun family adventures in Denver. Boondocks Food & Fun Boondocks has […]

Dive into Fun at Denver’s Downtown Aquarium

Dive into Fun at Denver’s Downtown Aquarium

Our daughter had been asking to go for months. She is an animal lover. She really likes dogs. She also really likes aquatic life. We set up a fresh-water aquarium in her room. But, she had been asking to visit the Downtown Aquarium, Denver for […]

Great Family Fun at the Great Wolf Lodge

Great Family Fun at the Great Wolf Lodge

Our kids were completely surprised when we picked them up from school. “Why are you checking us out of school early?” they inquired. “You’ll have to wait until we get out of the school building and to the car,” we answered. Once in the car, […]

Get the Gold Medal Treatment at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Get the Gold Medal Treatment at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

We love the Olympic Games. For two weeks, the world comes together to watch the triumphs (and sometimes the tragedies) of the world’s elite athletes. We enjoyed Olympic Winter Games to begin this year in PyeongChang, South Korea and we’re excited for the 2020 Summer […]

The Wild West Lives On at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

The Wild West Lives On at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

Adventurer. Buffalo Hunter. Soldier. Pony Express Rider. Dime Novel Hero. Showman. When one thinks of the people who made and defined America’s Wild West, the name “Buffalo” Bill Cody tops the list. Maybe more than any one person, Bill Cody defined the Wild West with […]