Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 38

Day 38 – Saturday – July 14, 2012

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!


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