Monday, February 24, 2014

Chalk Falls Leadville Colorado

I'd love to tell you the tail about two heart joined in one. This is where they pledged

their true love ~ To go on together as one.

The soldier asked the maid to marry him right at this very spot.

She answered him yes and they were married that summer. 

You can read more stories about The Soldier and the Lass here, where my SIL shares her life adventures. (She's a much better writer than I am, me I stick to captions and photos, with a smattering of random details stuck in here and there :}   ).

Me and my family made this hike so I could get some good pictures of the waterfall, so I could paint it for them.

It's a beautiful hike, albeit a little treacherous.

As they say in Spanish vale la pena ~ definitely worth the effort.

The wildflowers are always beautiful.  I believe this is a Shooting Star.

Even the little one's like to walk sometimes.

Columbines and Aspens.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Denver City Park ~ Who's up for a Stroll in the Park?

Denver City Park

Variety is the SPICE of LIFE so its said.

and just as it holds true in the case of clothes and food,

visiting a different park for a change is a great deal of fun

and something we like to do from time to time.

City park isn't just any park, by any means.  With the Science Museum on one side, and the Zoo on the other.

Wandering paths meandering in and around the lake,

Flowers and birds scattered through out the park.

Did I mention play grounds?

What's a park without a playground.

Oh and a splash park, yes its under construction at the moment... but still

Who doesn't love a splash park?

What a wondrous place for a stroll in the park.

We love City Park.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys ~ Places to Visit on a Blustery Winter Day

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

Considering that we have four girls running around our house,

I'm sure you're not surprised when I say that a visit to the doll museum was a big hit!
But before I go any further, let me just say, photographing the exhibits is prohibited, so I got permission to snap a few shots in the play areas.

Play areas! What a grand idea!! Whoever thought of scattering toy areas

through out the museum was brilliant!!!

Little fingers often itch to touch, examine, and play with.

after all,  isn't that what toys are for? We might have made a much more hurried trip

through the museum, spackled with moments of whining and unpleasantness.

Instead our trip was filled with joy and pleasantness.  Thanks for the wonderful day!  We will most assuredly be back for more friendly visits :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Great Plains Splash Park ~ Aurora Colorado ~ Fun in the Sun ~ Beating the Heat when the Weather gets Hot

When summertime comes, and the weather heats up,

one of the best ways to pacify your crabby children

is to find some water and go for a dip...

or in this case, run through the spray.

Endless hours of fun all for free at Great Plains Splash Park.
Love this place!!!