Monday, January 27, 2014

Mother Cabrini Shrine ~ The Stairway of Prayers


Mother Cabrini Shrine

Hiking the Stairway of Prayers has been on my bucket list for quite some time.

We've passed it a number of times on our way up and down from Leadville.

Never seeming to have enough time to stop. 

So this summer, we decided to run over after swimming lessons. 

This put us there in the bright summer afternoon sunshine.

Aside from being a little warm, it was the perfect time of day for a climb.

Fortunately for shorter legs, there are benches scattered all along the pathway to the top.  As you can see the view is quite spectacular from up there.  Don't forget to check out pictures of the Cathedral.

Mother Cabrini Shrine ~ The Cathedral

Mother Cabrini Shrine

When it comes to architecture, some of the most ornate

structures built,

are cathedrals.

All the detail and design show forth all their dazzle.

My love for art and beauty must be part of what draws me too them.

Don't forget to check back for another post on the Stairway of Prayers.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant Aurora Colorado

One of the things that adds to the dining experience is the atmosphere. 

All the little details that make a place unique.

The Guadalajara definitely captures the essence of a flavorful latin atmosphere.

Can I just say I Love



these chairs?

The murals are none

too shabby either.

Then of course, the reason we all go to restaurants . . .  Can't for get the food.  Ever in search of the perfect tamale.  I can't pass up a chance to sample one of these corn flavored delights.  Yum!!!  I just love tamales.  They're so delicious.

Thanks Wendy,  for broadening my horizons and showing me this wonderful restaurant. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Dinosaur Ridge Morrison Colorado Walk Where the Dinosaurs Walked


Children love to climb on, touch, and interact with things they encounter.

Sensory learning is one of the best ways to learn. 

If you're looking for a place for your children to squirm and worm, and get their wiggles out,

Dinosaur Ridge is the perfect place to do just that.

For what ever reason.. fossils seem to captivate all of us.

The idea of something buried in dirt that didn't waste away in to nothing.

It's a mystery.

It makes us wonder and imagine what they might have been like.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Jumpin Good Goat Dairy Farm Buean Vista Colorado ~ A Great Place for Kidding Around

If you're looking for an up close, hands on animal encounter,

Jumpin Good Goat Dairy is a great place to find it.

We participated in the milking tour.

All the kids furry and fair alike had a wonderful time.

Our four legged friends spent their time head butting, jostling and

pushing their way into the center of attention.

We were only too happy to help fill their empty bellies

with warm white sweetness.

It was almost like a day at the petting zoo.