Monday, August 29, 2016

Colorado

 
In July we went to Colorado for our summer vacation. We stayed at the Angler Inn in Placerville and spent our time in Telluride and Ouray. Wow was it beautiful! 
 
 
Before checking into our Inn, we stopped at this park to let the boys play. The boys loved digging in the dirt! We'll have to get one of these.
 

 
We had dinner in Telluride that night at an amazing pizza place. We also got to witness a double rainbow.
 

 
The next day we took the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village, which reminded me of a little European village.
 



 
The boys loved the Gondola ride.
 


 
We then took the kids to another park, where we spent a fun afternoon playing.
 







It rained a lot while we were there, but we didn't let that stop us!
 


 
The Angler Inn.
 


 
Thursday we went to Ouray. First we went to Box Creek Falls. It is a neat park where you get to walk up really close to the waterfall. We also hiked up to a bridge to look over the falls.
 












We then went to the Bachelor Syracuse Mines. This was my favorite part of the whole trip. We took a tour through the mine which was really fun. The tour guide was great! We got to learn the history of the mine and what being a miner was like, how they mined, the dangers, etc. Afterward we got to pan for “gold” in the river. This was also really fun. I felt like a kid and could have done it all day.



 



 
We then went up to Cascade Falls.
 


 
Lastly, we stopped at a park, again, and let the kids play before returning to the Inn.
 
 
On our last day we hiked in Telluride up to Bear Creek Falls. It took us about 1.5+ hours each way with the kids. I was worried they would have a hard time finishing the hike, but they both made it. It rained for about ½ of the hike, but we put on our raincoats and kept on hiking. It was a beautiful hike!









We had such a fun trip and are so glad we went to Colorado. It was so fun exploring a new place together as a family. The pictures don't do it justice; this part of Colorado is just breathtaking!