Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our Colorado Trip

We just returned from visiting our daughter and her family in Colorado. We had a wonderful time and I was in gluten free heaven.

I'm going to let my photos tell our story, click on it to enlarge or you can also go to my webshot album to see a larger view!

Our plane was to leave out of Jackson Thursday morning. Jackson is about 1-1/2 hrs drive from our house. On Wednesday it started to sleet and snow so we left and went to a hotel for the night so that we would be sure and get to the airport. Here Honey is finishing up last minute work and I am sporting my new hair cut as we get packed to leave.

Views around Sarah's house...

Friday morning I took photos of the view from our daughter's home. Later that morning we went to "Granny's Gluten Free Zone" to pick up a few items for my stay! Being in the South we don't have stores such as this, I was in heaven.  Then we met our son-in-law Eric for lunch at "The Rustic Oven" and guess what? I was able to order gf pizza and it was wonderful!!!

After lunch we drove to Cheyenne, Wyoming so that I could shop at "Sierra Trading Post" and we could possibly see some buffalo. God was good and we did both. I had asked Sarah to take me boot shopping and this is where she chose.

I bought Patagonia's in a dark brown and I love them!!! They'll be great to wear for cool or very cold weather! For very cold weather I also bought Carhartt boot socks and they are the best! Thanks Sarah!!!

Thursday night we met Eric for supper at an Ethiopian restaurant "Ras-ka" in Fort Collins. The food was a bit spicy but very good. Since Eric and Sarah are waiting to adopt from Ethiopia getting to know Hannah (the owner) was a blessing. She had some very wise words for them. We left in tears knowing that we had made a new friend.

Until we get our Ethiopian babies these are our grand-children. We had no problems they were very well behaved. They were brought in to the downstairs area at night. Honey looked down and told them good-night and we laughed that it was like looking into a zoo.

On Saturday we went to "Estes Park" I love this place. This time we took a ghost tour at "The Stanley Hotel" it is sooo rich in history and I loved it. After our tour we had lunch at "Mary's Lake Lodge Resort" it was wonderful I had a huge hamburger gluten free of course without the bun.

We saw lots and lots of Elk.

On Sunday we attended church and then had a steak lunch and lazy afternoon of movies and fun.

Monday was Valentines Day, Sarah took us to Boulder while Eric worked. We enjoyed lunch at "4580" where I had a gf hamburger bun and all with fries. Man o man can you imagine? The bun was flaky like a croissant and it was wonderful. After lunch we enjoyed walking in and out of the different shops and riding around town. I had to take a photo when we passed the Rudi's distribution center. I saw their bakery on the way to the airport in Denver.

Monday night was a special night. We had "Beaujo's Colorado Style Pizza" and it was wonderful. Then Eric had picked us all up a special candy coated caramel apple! It was so good Honey and I shared one but I'm still thinking I should have eaten the whole thing. Great food and spending time with those you love isn't that what Valentines is all about?

Before leaving for the airport on Tuesday we had a photo shoot. Then went and visited the welcome center so we could see a mountain lion up close and personal.

Honey had heard about a restaurant called "The Buckhorn Exchange" on the travel channel and he told Sarah that was the one place that he wanted to go. It was located near the train depot in the heart of Denver and when we first got into the area we all wondered if we really wanted to eat there. Let me tell you, YES WE DID. All three of us LOVED this place we were just sad that Eric had to work and wasn't with us. I walked around taking photos until our food arrived and then I just wanted to eat. I think Honey and Sarah went to one more area but here are the photos that I took.

So this completes our trip to Colorado, we had such a good time. I"m looking forward to visiting again in the future and I won't wait as long as I did this time.

Thanks for stopping by ya'll I hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did!


The Wild Rumpus of Life said...

Hey!! Thanks so much for the pictures and I LOVE the boots!! Good to know that there is good shopping Cheyenne!! Your pictures are beautiful and looks like you had a great time. Next time you visit you will have to give us a call. We will be moving in July and I will need to see some familiar faces I'm sure!