Colorado was a whirlwind. Silverthorne, Breckenridge, and Denver, all in about a six day period was a bit overwhelming considering the babies were not feeling well, but we made it! And we conquered! We were in Silverthorne for a wedding for a high school friend of Husband’s, that he was a groomsman for. Wow, what a beautiful setting, nestled in the Rockies! It was a very sweet occasion, no detail was overlooked, the bride was stunning… it was perfect!
The very next day we were able to hike up to Lily Pad Lake with the kiddos. I had googled some trails that were “kid friendly” which I assumed to mean that us carrying them on our backs would be a breeze if the hike was as searched, “kid friendly”… but I was wrong… VERY wrong. This was a pretty tough hike with almost 35 pounds on Husbands back and 20 on mine. But we made it! All the way to Lily Pad Lake! And it was worth it! Minus the fact that Remy’s little cheeks got wind burned :( poor guy… but it cleared up fast :)
The following day, we trekked to Breckenridge where we had lunch at The Canteen Tap House and Tavern (super yummy!), then we caught the gondola up to the top of the mountain where we thought Bennett would be able to ride the Alpine Slide but unfortunately he was still too young (must be 3, gahhhhhh!!!) so we settled for Dippin Dots (Bennett was a first timer) and some cocktails and just enjoyed the view!
Finally, we made our way to Denver for the Independence Day festivities. We stayed at a beautiful hotel (Oxford) that was within a block of Union Station. Husband & I got to sample beers at the original brewery of Denver, Wynkoop, and that evening the Rockies had their Fireworks game which was conveniently seen from our hotel window! Bennett really loved it, he kept saying “Oooooohhh!!
and “Wooooow!!!”. Husband had to leave the next day, but Mama Olson & I got to explore and try some eateries by ourself with the kids. There was a fun little splash pad close by that we spent lots of time at since the weather was quite warm. Overall, it was another successful trip with the babies!
** I wanted to tag the Colorado post from a few years ago because it’s cute to see how much Bennett has grown :) **