Weekend Adventures

Exploring Mesa Verde

Exploring Mesa Verde

I’ve dreamed of visiting Mesa Verde ever since seeing Cliff Palace in a social studies book. These dwellings built into the sides of cliffs fascinated me in elementary school and still do today. My dream of seeing this finally came true during a trip to southern Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish […]

Rodeo Fun in Steamboat

Rodeo Fun in Steamboat

Want a taste of the Old West? There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned RODEO!  Our little cowboys had a fantastic time at the Steamboat Pro-Rodeo.  (Mom and Dad had a blast too!) The rodeo in Steamboat Springs is the most successful weekly rodeo in the […]

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat Springs is one of our family’s favorite places to visit in the summer. The best way to get there from the Front Range is via I-70 and heading north over Berthoud Pass to Winter Park.  It’s a ski town, but also has a wonderful Old West feel. Our family was in […]

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

Whether you’re a local looking for a “staycation” or Colorado is on your bucket list, Colorado Springs, just 90 minutes south of Denver, is brimming with incredible experiences that you can’t miss!  Depending on the time of year, here are some of our family’s favorites. Need […]

South Fork & Creede – A Southern CO Adventure

South Fork & Creede – A Southern CO Adventure

South Fork is a hidden gem in southern Colorado.  Located in Rio Grande County, it is great for camping, fly fishing and mountain adventures! We have been there in the past with friends at Big Meadows Reservoir, (which was beautiful for camping/hiking/fishing) but this time we stayed […]

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever thought about making a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park?  Interested in driving the iconic “Trail Ridge Road?”  You should definitely check it out!  Here are some photos starting from the western edge of the park, in Grand Lake and over to […]

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Colorado is famous for it’s beautiful aspen trees. When they turn gold in the fall it’s breathtaking.  One of the things us locals love to do is take a hike to enjoy the golden leaves and cool mountain air. This weekend my family took an afternoon hike up to […]

Colorado Train Museum

Colorado Train Museum

Our family had a fantastic day discovering the state’s rich railroad history at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. A great time to go is when they are doing their “Day Out With Thomas.”  It was magical from the moment we heard the whistle echo through the air of […]