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Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Who knew learning about money could be so much fun? Our family had an enjoyable visit to the Money Museum in Colorado Springs. After hearing that the museum was one of the premier destination in Colorado Springs, we knew we had to check it out. […]

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

I am a planner when our family travels. I will research for weeks, determining activities and locations we must visit on our journeys. Sometimes, I include remote, off-the-beaten-path locations which we can visit if there is time on our trip. Such was the case with […]

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Sometimes my kids (and my wife) complain that I am older than a dinosaur. It’s true that I am old enough to remember the Flintstones as more than vitamins or a live-action movie, but I don’t think I’m as old as a dinosaur (although I […]

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

They start with a 40,000 (18,140 kg) pound block of snow. In a few days, they turn that weighty block into an artistic masterpiece. It’s not all fun and games though. This is a competition, and bragging rights are on the line.  Family Well Traveled […]

Scenic Highways: Picture Perfect Landscapes on Colorado Highway 145

Scenic Highways: Picture Perfect Landscapes on Colorado Highway 145

Recently, we had a family reunion in Cortez, Colorado. Our family, my in-laws, and my sister-in-laws family visited Mesa Verde National Park. Having visited before, I looked at alternative routes to get to Cortez from the Denver area. My route was set, but summer wildfires […]

Complete Guide to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole

Complete Guide to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole

It’s a magical place. A place where dreams come true. Children around the world look forward to visiting the site’s most famous resident, sitting on his lap, and telling him the gifts they want for Christmas. Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole in Colorado is […]

Even Walt Disney Visited Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Even Walt Disney Visited Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Sometime in the 1950s a car passed through the small mountain town of Florissant, Colorado. The car stopped at what is known today as Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The world’s most famous animator stepped from the vehicle. Walt Disney spent time at the site, […]

Unbelievable Splashes of Color at Colorado’s Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Unbelievable Splashes of Color at Colorado’s Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Imagine opening a new box of Crayola Crayons. You see purple, orange, yellow and white. Now, imagine finding a special spot on earth that looks like a box of crayons. Welcome to Paint Mines Interpretive Park. Tucked away in the eastern Colorado prairie, Paint Mines […]

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

After the tour ended, our son claimed he wanted a T-shirt that read, “I survived the Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde National Park.” We enjoyed Mesa Verde National Park so much during our first trip there in late winter/early spring. However, we missed one […]

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 […]