|Bailey and his new prize|
Since we had the afternoon off, I let him choose what we did. He was dying to go to the Buffalo Bill museum and grave up at Lookout Moutain, so we took off in search of an adventure.
|working our way out of town..bailey was snapping pics|
We headed out on 70 towards the west and asceded into the mountains not too far out of town. We quickly found the exit onto the winding roads up into the hills and went to the Lookout Mountain overlook and Nature Center (which was closed on Monday...of course).
|Working our way up into the MTNS|
|Nature Center at Lookout Mtn.|
|Homeschool moment..we have been talking about faulting, folding, layers, etc.|
We looked around and snapped a few pictures from high atop the mountain, then wound around to the area where Buffalo Bill is buried. The spot for his grave is amazing, with views for miles from high atop the mountains. I can see why he requested that he be laid to rest there. It was amazing. Denver looked like just a little blot.
There at the gravesite is the museum and gift shop with café. We enjoyed some lunch in the café. They conveniently had veggie burgers and grilled chicken with plain ruffle chips. I think they must have known we were coming. We both finished it off while watching out the window with the most spectacular view. The gift shop there at the museum had Buffalo Bill hats and Bailey fell in love with them. He just had to have one of course.
|Checking out Buffalo Bill's gravesite|
|Buffalo Bill and his wife are buried under the rock|
|This makes me laugh everytime|
|In the café we enjoyed lunch and a new hat :)|
|He had to hold the hat the whole time|
|still holding the hat!|
|The wind was about 60mph~yep...still holding|
|Playing with the camera|
|Bailey took pics out his window as we drove into the Mtns|
After the lunch, we heard of a place with natural hot springs, so we took off to see if we could find them. They are in a tiny mining town of Idaho Springs.
|Idaho Springs, CO gold mine|
|Cute little main street in Idaho Springs|
|Miner St. (notice the waterfall behind it)|
Just as we found the hot springs, which actually has a small hotel/motel built around it, we turned in and looked up into the mountains and snow was coming down! It was a little blizzard! Since we had traveled over 30 miles through the mountain, we decided it might be time to head back towards Denver before we were stuck for the night. Everything was covered in just a matter of minutes. Down in Denver it was only 54 degrees, but the mountains were around 34 and we weren't really that high up. I can't imagine if we had went into the "big" mountains.
We drove as fast as we could out of the mountains and made it back into Denver within just a few minutes. The snow followed us most of the way until we descended the mountain just outside of town. By this point, it was already supper time so we headed to the RMH to eat a little dinner.
A sweet group of people had made chili and veggie pizzas (using my favorite pampered chef recipe!) YUMM...it was good and we were able to go play outside on the play equipment before heading back to the hospital for our evening bath and wet wrap. It was a great day and we made lots of fun memories on our adventure.
Love to everyone!
|Playing at the RMH playground|
|Jumping on the hamburger|
|My silly man|