0610 Wake up. Shower.0640 Get the kids up.
0712 Leaving for our field trip of the day – a ride on the Leadville train.
0758 Ute Pass Summit, 9164 feet.
0806 Florissant, CO – see a couple deer running around town
0824 Wilkerson Pass – Continental Divide, 9507 feet
0829 A hot air balloon is coming down to land at the side of the road – see a great close-up view!
0915 Road closed - Detour!!! Oh no!!! We’re barely going to make it to the train on time as it is! Consider calling but decide the worst that can happen is they put us on the 2:00 train instead.
1001 Made it by the hair on our chinny chin chins! Whew! That was too close!
12:55 p.m. The train ride was great! Now time for lunch at High Mountain Pies. A local pizza place with super yummy pizza. Grandpa ordered a Black Cherry Cream soda which we all got to taste. It was good so we asked the waiter where we can buy some more.
1:58 p.m. At the liquor store, in the rain, to buy our souvenir sodas.
2:53 p.m. Cool Beans coffee drive-thru in Buena Vista. A yummy mocha is exactly what I need for this long, rainy drive back down the mountain.
4:55 p.m. Back at the house. Time to relax.
6:30 p.m. Bella has a tummy ache from eating too much pizza. She ate so much we said she must be going through a growth spurt. Now she says, “Growth spurts hurt!”
For dinner we decide on “get your own sandwich or cereal” for anyone who is hungry.
8:04 p.m. Travis comes over on his new motorcycle. We go out to Old Chicago’s for a snack and a beer.
10:30 p.m. Get home. Realize I forgot to start the laundry. Better get that done or we won’t have anything to wear tomorrow!