Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We were busy little beavers this Memorial Day weekend!

Friday:  Roxborough State Park

James took a half day at work so as soon as he got home we headed out for a late lunch and then Roxborough.  I have been avoiding this park because although I knew it was beautiful it is also the area where Sarah lived and you have to drive right through the accident site to get there.  I decided to overcome it though and boy am I glad I did.

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See what I mean?  It’s just gorgeous there, the pictures don’t do it justice.

Saturday:  Kitty Cat Maintenance Day

Thomas got neutered and all 3 cats got microchips for a grand total of $25!  I’m so glad we have a great resource like the DDFL for neutering, otherwise it’s so expensive.  The microchipping was all done for free courtesy of a grant given to the state of Colorado for a cat microchipping program.  Could the money probably be better spent on other programs like human healthcare?  Probably.  But I’m glad we didn’t have to pay for it, I mean if it’s there why not take advantage?

 

Sunday:  Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Spinney Mountain State Park, and Fargos Pizza

The fossil beds were very cool, there were fossils as well as petrified trees.  We were able to listen to an excellent talk by one of the park rangers and I feel like I learned a lot!  On our way into the park there was a preserved homestead which was very cool as well.  It started pouring as we were going to take a walk to the fossil sites so we will have to go back and do that another time.  Spinney Mountain was ok but we ended up on the wrong side of the lake and never made it around to where we intended to go.  Supposedly you can see 10 of Colorado’s 14ners from this park but it was too overcast, we couldn’t see anything except Pikes Peak.  We wanted to check it out in case we ever want to camp there.  Fargos Pizza is a yearly visit for us, it’s a place James use to go as a kid, a funky pizza place with an old timey theme and a game room.  Unfortunately Gracie started having some serious stomach pain not long after our dinner came so we ate fast and took off.  We’ll have to go back for games and our yearly photo booth photo. 

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In spite of the weather not being great and Gracie not feeling well we had a nice day.

Monday:  BBQ at our friends house

We enjoyed a great cookout with Dino and Terry and a few of their other friends.  The kids had a great time and it was a very nice way to celebrate the day even though it was chilly and rainy again.

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