Monday, September 29, 2014

CO Trip, part 9: No Colorado-specific things:

Reading a Star Wars book:

Henry showing me how he can tie his shoes:

Picking out lures at the Bass Pro Shop:

Writing in a travel journal:

Bobo Fett costume:

Exploring an awesome rock store:

Cool little hummingbirds!  We weren't sure what they were, so we decided they must be a new species, which we named a Goliath Tiger Fly:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CO Trip, part 8: Rocky Mountain National Park

We took a bus up to Bear Lake to hike around a bit.  I was a bit too late administering Dramamine, but Coop (and I) perked up once we got off the bus:

Bear Lake:

Nymph Lake!

The boys were unimpressed with Nymph Lake and instead spent the time digging with rocks and sticks.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CO Trip, part 6: YMCA

We spent one day at the YMCA of the Rockies.


Picnic lunch with other Raintree / Washburn friends:

Rocks to climb on:

Mini golf:


Monday, September 15, 2014

CO Trip, part 5: Fishing

We ended up in Estes Park, Colorado.  First up:  fishing!

Perhaps my favorite picture of the trip:  Henry diligently fishing.  Coop reading next to the tackle box.  Patience is not our strong suit!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CO Trip, part 4: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

We met my sister Kelly, her daughter Zoey (in the purple), and Zoey's friend Cameron for breakfast at McDonald's in Denver before we headed to the museum.

Museum!  Skeletons!  Sea creatures!!

The skyline:



In space:

Monday, September 08, 2014

CO Trip, part 3: On the road...

Settled in for many, many hours on the road:

Beef jerky!  Coop wasn't exactly thrilled to stop, but when you see a beef jerky store in the middle of Kansas, you have to buy some.

At the Fick Museum in the library in Oakley, KS.

Sea creature fossils!  Win!

 In the right state!

Because curse word jokes are just funny:

Thursday, September 04, 2014

CO Trip, part 2: Lyons

We stayed the night in Lyons with my folks before heading out to CO.  The boys seemed to enjoy themselves.

Walking on the railroad tracks:

Dad's tractor:

In the hay loft of the barn:

Checking out the new tiny barn kitties:

In mom's classroom.  I fed them Oreos here, hoping to create good associations with high school math!