Photo Friday {Colorado Part I}

We had a blast on vacation last week in Colorado. I took about 800 pictures so took awhile to sift through and edit them. I’m going to share some of my favorites with you today.

On our first day, my 29th birthday, we went to Elitch Gardens in Denver. It ended up being a pretty stressful, grumpy day but it was nice to get it out of the way (isn’t there always one of those days on vacation?). The kids got up at 5:45, it rained, all the rides closed and the kids were wild. But they did have a blast on most of the rides before the rain. The tea cups were definitely the favorite and this ride was the least. I loved it but Noah wasn’t too fond of the fast spinning and going sideways.
Day 1
Day 2 was Noah’s 5th birthday so we decided to ride the cog train up Pike’s Peak. When we got there, it was sold out…for the day. I had a moment of panic but they put us on the waiting list and we were able to get on the next departure. Apparently a lot of people make reservations then end up not showing because of altitude sickness and such.
Day 3We had a great ride up and Noah actually fell asleep. People, this never happens so it was a little birthday miracle. Clouds started to roll in as we approached the top so we didn’t get a great view but that was ok with me since I’m terrified of heights. Day 3
Day 3

My parents, Noah and I didn’t react well to the extreme altitude so we were thankful it was a short stop before heading back down the mountain. We had a great time though and couldn’t leave the top without trying the “world famous donuts.” Well, we weren’t impressed. To each their own. Day 3
Day 3

The next day we went to The Gardens of the Gods and Cave of the Winds. Before we started exploring, we had a picnic lunch. We also stopped by the visitors center and of course had to stop to check out the trucks with Uncle Trey. Day 4
Here’s the girl exploring.
Day 4

I was fascinated by these. They looked like giant dandelions, or wishers as we call them. Like something you would see in a Dr. Seuss book. Day 4
Hiking on the rocks at Garden of the Gods.
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I don’t know why but this makes me laugh. Day 4

Breaking rules and being goobers. Day 4
Day 4
This is turning out to be a super long post so I think I’ll share the rest of vacation with you all next Friday. Sunday Inspiration will be back this weekend so keep an eye out for it!

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