6.10.2012

Estes Park

Saturday's fun thing was a trip to Estes Park, one of my all-time favorite places.

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It's a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, with rivers flowing around and about through town, and lots of kid-friendly places to get your hands

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and feet wet.

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There are plenty of things to do, from enjoying the playground -

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Addy and Leia's favorite thing,

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especially when our bestest Auntie Rachel is involved,

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to climbing on rocks as 'queen of the world' -

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and checking out the local wildlife, statue edition.

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Walking around town was taxing for Leia's little legs, so she looked for every opportunity to bum a lift. Needless to say, she was still going strong at the end of the day while the rest of us were pooped.

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The hands-down best thing we saw was a blown glass demonstration with a great, informative narration by the artist. Fantastic, beautiful stuff. The very close, next best thing?

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This enormous metal chicken we spotted on the outskirts of Loveland that Rachel and I both love and I WANT for my yard. We're going back tomorrow to see if they have a slightly smaller version.

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Hubby's getting that panicked look on his face again.....