Monday, September 29, 2014

Apex Center


Apex Center

The Apex Center is filled with fun activities.

an amazing indoor water park,

complete with slides and indoor rivers.

an indoor clubhouse and play ground, and two ice skating rinks.
also a family night ~~  love it when you can get a family deal!

Apex Center Family Days

On Apex Center Family Days, Apex PRD Residents receive a special $16 rate for families with a valid resident ID card ($20 for non-res.). Family Days are every Tuesday and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Family is limited to two adults and three children.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Adventures in Cusco Peru ~ Sacsaywaman Village ~ Herbs for Dyes for Wool

Saqsaywaman Village

On our bus tour, we stopped at the Saqsaywaman village, 

Where they gave us a sample of Coco Tea.  

We watched another weaving demonstration.

Glanced through the shop,

and looked at the table display 

of the herbs used for

dying wool.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Downtown Breckenridge ~ Flowers



Just like every great tourist town,

Breckenridge has a downtown strip,

filled with all those quaint little tourist shops.

Along with that comes window boxes,

and mini gardens.

Love the beautiful

floral displays,


and fancy Victorian houses.

Tourist towns are so much fun!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Adventures in Cusco Peru ~Saqsaywaman ~ Inca Ruins


The Inca people were an agricultural people.  

Because of this, they monitored the heavenly bodies.

Many of their structures line up with sunrises, sunsets, and other celestial bodies.

Their architecture is amazing.  The ability to cut, move, and fit stones,

of such great size, 

without the use of modern equipment is astounding.

Truly an amazing feat.

The sun festival is held in this large grassy area.

Don't you love the Llamas and Alpacas?

Though it's difficult to tell the difference between the two, there are a few distinguishing features.

Size:  Llamas are much larger.
Fur:  Alpacas have much softer fur.
Ears: Llamas have banana shaped curved ears.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ready for Lift Off ~ Fly High ~ at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum ~ Air Planes and all the things that go Zoom!


Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Since the beginning of time,

humans have admire the creatures of the sky. 
After that first successful flight by the Wright brothers in 1903...

now "the sky is the limit."

Incredible aircrafts have been constructed

to circle the globe

and reach for the stars.

What a wonderful sensation, rushes the senses, that first time you defy gravity,

and break intoflight.

Explore the world of space and sky at the Wings over the Rockies Museum.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Adventures in Cusco Peru ~Palto y Pizza ~ Peruvian Cuisine

Peruvian Cuisine

Have you ever seen an avocado nearly the size of a football?

I had no idea they could get that big.  Palto, the peruvian word for Avocados, are plentious in Peru.

The McDonalds in the Lima Airport had a Palto Sandwich.

Since I'm a big fan of Avocados...

I had many avocado tomato sandwiches while I was there.

The kiddos however, were more inclined to want pizza.  Fortunately being a tourist town, pizza is 

on nearly every street corner.  Ours was baked in this lovely clay oven.  Yum!