Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas In Colorado, Part 2

While I'm still trying to figure out how to share pictures that were taken on the iphone, I do have a few more photos to share from my DSLR that were taken while in Estes Park, Colorado.

I never tire of taking pictures of the mountains, but unfortunately (or fortunately!) it snowed the entire time we were in Colorado, except for the day of our arrival, making for some gray shots.

One fun thing we did with the kids was take them to one of the Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers (specifically, Beaver Meadows) and we happened to arrive in time for "Story Time" with a Park Ranger..  All three kiddos listened to A Pika's Tail and Antlers Forever as well as learn about the natural vegetation of the parks, different animals that make their home in the mountains/park, and try on pioneer and Native American costumes. 

Afterwards, we made our way up to Hidden Valley.  Hidden Valley is a designated sledding area in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We had "snow much fun" on our rented sleds ($5 for 24 hours).  Well, Luke refused to be happy, but Mommy and Daddy used his sled!  LOL  (These are the pics that are on the iphone that I still need to get downloaded.)   We did enjoy some snacks in the Warming Hut while on a sledding break.  I loved getting these shots of rosy cheeks!

Tomorrow, I hope to post the last of our Colorado trip pictures...including sledding, snowshoeing, and family game night.

If you are an educator (public/parochial/private school teacher or homeschooler) you might be interested the two books I mentioned (Antlers Forever is a rhyming book...I love rhyming books!) to learn more about the animals and their habit of the Rocky Mountains.



  1. Looks like so much fun, Valerie! And I love your daughter's coat with all those cute snowflakes!

  2. Hi Valerie, your pictures of the majestic and stunning mountains are a treat to see! Thank you for sharing them. No doubt your children loved their time in the mountains. may God bless you and your family!


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