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Colorado

Golden Colorado History Museum, Clear Creek Park and Astor House

Yesterday we spent all afternoon doing a bunch of things. Our friend Dorothy had given us complimentary tickets to go to Golden Colorado and see the Golden History Museum, Astor House and Clear Creek Park. The drive out there was beautiful. We had to stop and get some pictures of the beautiful green valley. There … Continue reading »

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Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster Colorado

Fiona loves butterflies. She doesn't necessarily want them flying around her though. We enjoyed our visit to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster Colorado this past weekend. Thanks to our friend Dorothy, a school teacher in the Denver area, we had complimentary tickets. When you first enter the pavilion there's a section about bugs. There are … Continue reading »

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Max and Maddie the Mini Australian Shepherds

This past weekend we stayed overnight in Colorado Springs with Couch Surfers Chris and John Orsborn. They have two one-year old mini Australian Shepherds, Max and Maddie (sisters). They greeted us warmly as we came in. Fiona's been a bit nervous about dogs but she finally got down with them and before long was right … Continue reading »

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Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

Last Saturday we drove from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs before landing in Longmont for our two week house sitting job starting Sunday. We stayed Saturday night with a wonderful couple, John and Chris, that we found on CouchSurfing.org. Fiona enjoyed playing with the neighbor's children on Sunday morning, especially with the little girl and her … Continue reading »

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Heading to Colorado on Saturday for a Repeat House Sitting Job

Today ended the six-week house sitting job here in Albuquerque. The homeowner has returned to a clean home and we made a nice dinner for her and her children. Since Sonja's someone we've known for a while now, we're enjoying an additional day or so with her and then we're heading to Colorado on Saturday … Continue reading »

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National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder

Monday we visited the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. There were videos to watch and exhibits to see. It's amazing what all goes in to researching the atmosphere and weather. Behind the facility is the weather trail where we walked and learn more about weather. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed … Continue reading »

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Longmont Museum and Listening Stones at Park

Sunday we visited the Longmont Museum. There were lots of fun interactive things for Fiona to do. Her favorite of course was to play with the maps upstairs and create her own town. At a local park there is this sculpture called "Listening Stones". Though it took us a while to find them, it was … Continue reading »

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Celestial Seasonings Tour and Leanin' Tree Museum

Last Saturday we took a tour of Celestial Seasonings in Boulder Colorado. The tour is free. The factory wasn't in production on the weekend and we'd love to go back and take the tour again when it is. We enjoyed the tea sampling before the tour. You can sample any of their 75 varieties. Joel's … Continue reading »

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Dinosaur Ridge, Timberline Park and Music in Colorado

While we're in Longmont Colorado this week we decided to have a 'vacation' and spend some time seeing some things. This past Friday we took Mrs. Parker's suggestion and went to Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison. Fiona had a chance to dig for fossils - though she never actually found any. We learned about dinosaurs in … Continue reading »

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Fiona is Back in Kindergarten

Fiona is in First Grade. But yesterday she was back in Kindergarten for the day. Yes, once again, we got to visit Mrs. Parker's Kindergarten class in Colorado. There are more pictures over at Fiona's blog. The class shared their songs with Fiona. She was hesitant at first. She's not used to having so many … Continue reading »

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