Red Rocks Amphitheater
Colorado Christian University
eat at Beau Jo's
Drive up I-70 into the foothills
cruise through downtown
a stroll on Pearl Street
Garden of the God's
Drive up Pike's Peak
The kids were AMAZING travelers. We were able to see everything plus squeeze in a full day at the Denver Zoo, hang out with the Tiemann family, & see Lo Lo, (on top of everything related to the Memorial). Whirlwind indeed.
DENVER - CCU:
|Taking a stroll through campus (my apt my first yr is across pond...)|
|Relaxing in the shade of an aspen.|
|That's J, Lai & A on the stage... (a stage I once came & studied on at midnight with some candles & friends in college). Little do they know the amazing artists that have stood there...|
|Playing after such a long day of travel. The elevation didn't effect them at all...|
|Holly & Axel, 2 of my fav's...|
|Aaaaaaaaaand, crossed another Diner's, Drive-In's & Dives hot spot off our list: Foolish Craig's. Amaaaazing crepes (singing "amazing")!|
|Good 'ol Pearl Street - sadly we didn't see Zip Code Man.|
We arrived in the Springs along with a huge rain storm. But, that didn't stop us from visiting the site of Saturday's memorial.
|Jeffery Allen Birt WA 27|
|Some Seattle Honor Guard with J & Lai|
|The 343 on the 9/11 wall.|
Laurel drove up to see us for a super quick visit. It was so great of you, Lo to come all that way!!!
We love you & miss you!
We love you & miss you!
|On Friday night Jack Quinn's was the place to be. Great conversation, drinks, T-shirts|
& the Seattle Pipes & Drums played for a packed house. Here are some of Jeff's crew that RV'd down.
Up next? Garden of the God's:
I've been here many, many times & I still can't get over the beauty of this national treasure.
|The snow/cloud covered peak in the back is Pike's.|
|Air Force Choir|
|Tom with Jeff's flag (center)|
|Melissa being presented the flag.|
|Jesse Youngs' widow being presented a flag. Next to her (seated) is another Seattle widow from last year. |
It was an honor getting to meet both of these amazing ladies.
|3, 000 seats & still standing room only.|
|My kids & I with a|
|We ended the evening with a fabulous dinner (at which time Axel may or may not have wandered off without me even knowing & was returned by strangers) & watching Pipes & Drums play the streets of COS.|
I've summited a handful of Colorado's fourteener's (14,000 ft mts) in my day by foot & have driven up one (Evan's). On a whim, we drove up Pike's before heading for the airport. We obviously were not prepared for snow but, threw caution to the wind & had a great time.
|View on the drive up to "America's Mountain"|
|Dream come true - family by my side on a 14er!!!|
|View from the top|
|Drive down - many scenic stops... How's your aspen?|
Farewell Colorado. Thank you for the memories!