Monday, April 11, 2016

Colorado Part One

Elli had dance practice  and also dance pictures.  We spent several hours at the rec center. This is the view from there.  I have rec center envy.  They have centers everywhere.  Lots of pools, classes and activities.  That is why the state of Colorado is so healthy.

I had the car two days.  Besides getting lost and making all kinds of u turns, we got to do a few things.  For instance we painted pottery.  Quinn and I made little dog dishes and Elli made a beautiful detailed plate.
This was his turn to hold Rosie.  He asked a question with a puff of hot air and it scared Rosie.
 Just for proof that we saw real butterflies.
 The gift shop is always fun except for the prices.  Quinn choose this net, hard to believe I know.  Elli choose some necklaces.  I saw some fairy gardens things and thought I should take some butterlies on a wire stick home to remind me of this trip.  Guess what, it was made by ME.  That made me excited (yes, something so little)  because I bought some of her fairy gardens things a couple of months ago. When we arrived at the pavilion Quinn had brought a tiny insect container a real hot dog and some string.  He had plans for when we went outside.  The lady that sold us our tickets held those items for us.  She had to think that we were a strange little group.
Here is what was outside.  I would quess that this was a man made stream but Quinn was in Heaven.  He used that net to catch five teeny tiny crawl fish.  No one was outside other than a worker. 
 This stream ran a long ways.  There were bleachers set up outside so I am guessing they do special events there.
 Can you see how wet this boy is?  He had his tiny crawl fish in that little container.  He didn't have to use the hot dog or string that we brought along.  But the hot dog disappeared in the car.  I bet that will get smelly soon.
In case you wondered, here is the adult in charge.  Yes, I let him take the crawl fish.  From there we went to Joe's Crab Shack.  I had promised Quinn a couple of months ago we would go there.  He loved the calamari that I got.  (That is the only gluten I ate while I was there)  My daughter, Heidi got someone to drop her off at the shack to meet us.  She got to drive us home.  I had my share of the driving there.  But when she walked in and saw that one of her former students had been waiting on us, they both were so excited to see each other.
I was in big trouble for letting him bring those tiny things home.  But it was okay that they had two snakes they brought home that were in the house.  Hubby asked how big they were.  I said I walked by them all week but refused to look at the tank.  I am scared to death of snakes and spiders.
Stay tuned for Part Two.....................


Julia said...

Oh all the adventures you're getting into. I love the way your grandson can recognize his grandma but he forgot her smile. Grandma always has a nice smile. I love how the GPS is programmed to go Home. I'd love one of those built in GPS in my mini van but it's old.

Looking forward to part II

Susie said...

Debby, That was a fun time. I liked the butterflies. That spider was creepy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really are having a wonderful visit! Hope you leave all those spideys and snakes behind when you leave though! haha! Have FUN! Hugs, Diane

Betsy said...

Such a wonderful time to be having with your grandchildren. I don't like to drive in unfamiliar cities at all. You were very brave. Love the mountain photo. Even though I live in the mountains and they are technically part of the Rocky Mountain chain, they have more rounded tops and not so many jagged edges. I love the beauty of all of them. You were able to do lots of fun things and oh, the memories your grandchildren will have from this time together. Wonderful!

vivian said...

oh DEbbie! what fun! I like that you let him get wet and catch crayfish! crawfish.. whatever they are called. we sure do love our little grandies dont we!? how cute you are with those sunglasses on too! Have fun my friend.. looking forward to part 2!

Edna B said...

It sounds like you had a fantabulous time with your family. You are such a wonderful grandma to have all this fun with the grandkids. They'll cherish these memories forever. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You are making such wonderful memories with your grandchildren, Deb! What adventures you had! Kudos to you for venturing out on your own!

Blondie's Journal said...

Family is everything...and a nice place to visit! I can't wait for Part 2!!!!


Consider It All Joy said...

I'm so, so happy that you have been able to enjoy your family! Cute kiddos, lots of great adventures! So fun! Blessings, Cindy xo

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! What an adventurous trip! I'm like you and hate spiders and snakes too. I would never hold that spider.........ever!!!!! I told my boys when they were little that I would not allow them to have either of those as pets in our house, so don't even ask. Luckily, they never did. Colorado looks so pretty. You're right about it being a very healthy place to live. I've heard that before. It's probably all that fresh air and wilderness. It really encourages you to go outside and venture out. Glad you survived this trip!