Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fun Times in "Cotorato"

Thanks to a computer glitch(??) in Frontier Airline's system, we mysteriously were able to get four round-trip tickets to Denver for under $400 TOTAL.  Seriously, we haven't seen ticket prices that low since before 9/11.  This weekend, we were so thankful to be able to visit Bryon's friends Joe and Susan for a mini-vacation that didn't break the bank.

The girls wore themselves out taking in all the activities.  We first went to the Children's Museum, where they shopped-'til-they-dropped, experimented with bubbles, and morphed into the scientists we expect them to become.

Haley LOVES to shop
Shelby and Bryon making bubbles
Careful, careful, carful.  Don't pop it!
She's concentrating so hard, there's smoke coming out of her ears!

The three of them couldn't get enough

Day two, we loaded all four kids and four adults up and headed to Santa's Workshop.  It was the perfect place to take a bunch of pre-schoolers.  The rides weren't too scary (although I couldn't get off the ferris wheel fast enough), the lines were almost non-exhistant, and the dads even seemed to enjoy themselves.   

The kids having fun
That's my "be-brave-for-the-kids" face.  

Come to find out, my parents had taken me to Santa's Workshop circa 1976.  Mom was pregnant with Molly, so I couldn't have been older than 2.  I think the exact rides are still there!
Monica driving in 1976

Shelby driving in 2012
Haley driving in 2012
These girls are going to be dare devils

Giant wobbly candy cane slide that felt like it was built in 1976
Since we were so close, we decided to drive up to Pikes Peak.  From what I was told, the view was lovely.  My stomach, lungs, and brain were too out of whack to be able to enjoy the scenery.  If you venture up to 14,000 feet, take some Dramamine and an oxygen tank.  You can leave me at the bottom of the mountain next time.

Yet another "be-brave-for-the-kids" face on mom.  Only Bryon seems to be enjoying himself.
We had such fun seeing our girls bond with Joe and Susan's kids and dogs.  Keep those computer glitches low fairs coming, Frontier.  We can't wait to go back to "Cotorato"!

Three little monkeys, not sleeping in their bed

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