Ice skating, City Park (Denver), History Colorado Museum

We skated at the city ice rink in Breckenridge Friday which was fun. Charlie held tightly to my hand, so I wasn’t able to take a picture of the kids skating. Here’s the Zamboni though.
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We got back to Denver Saturday and walked to City Park Sunday. Despite recent snowfall, it was sunny and warm Sunday.

The weather changes quickly along Colorado's Front Range.

The weather changes quickly along Colorado’s Front Range.


City Park, Denver

City Park, Denver


On Monday we rented a car to drive to Castle Rock to meet once more with the orthodontist to discuss Laurel’s progress and look at before and after photos. We found out Laurel needs to have her wisdom teeth removed this summer before the teeth grow roots and are harder to get out. I hope we can find a good oral surgeon in Vancouver. We hiked on a trail in the eastern part of town and then headed to our former neighborhood on the west side of town where we visited some old neighbors who we hadn’t seen in years.
Dave insisted I sit in his Camaro to get a sense of its awesomeness.

Dave insisted I sit in his Camaro to get a sense of its awesomeness.


Lynda and Dave with Charlie next to Dave's model trains in their basement

Lynda and Dave with Charlie next to Dave’s model trains in their basement

Pikes Peak as seen from Gateway Mesa Open Space in Castle Rock

Pikes Peak as seen from Gateway Mesa Open Space in Castle Rock


Revisiting our old stompin' grounds - Paintbrush Park in the Meadows, Castle Rock

Revisiting our old stompin’ grounds – Paintbrush Park in the Meadows, Castle Rock

On Tuesday we drove the rental car through on-and-off snow to Colorado Springs for a funeral and then visited our former neighbor Crystal and her children Clayton and Calissa before the long, slow drive back to Denver.

Crystal

Crystal

Calissa

Calissa

Clayton

Clayton

On Wednesday we went to History Colorado Museum with our friends Patti & Suzanne. It’s only been open two years and is really pretty – lots of natural light and wide open spaces, like Colorado!

Laurel's "Yearbook Photo" from 1920 Keota, Colorado - a tiny Plains town that no longer exists.  Museum visitors can take a self-portrait and use that portrait with 1920's hairstyles and clothing.  :-)

Laurel’s “Yearbook Photo” from 1920 Keota, Colorado – a tiny Plains town that no longer exists. Museum visitors can take a self-portrait and use that portrait with 1920’s hairstyles and clothing. 🙂

Charlie's "Yearbook Photo" from History Colorado

Charlie’s “Yearbook Photo” from History Colorado

The time machine at History Colorado can be moved to different places on the floor which is a map of Colorado.  Depending on where you move it and what year you set it to, you get a different story about the people and events of that location and time.

The time machine at History Colorado can be moved to different places on the floor which is a map of Colorado. Depending on where you move it and what year you set it to, you get a different story about the people and events of that location and time.

At History Colorado, Charlie and Laurel went joyriding in a Model-T through a farm field on the Eastern Plains.

At History Colorado, Charlie and Laurel went joyriding in a Model-T through a farm field on the Eastern Plains.

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Laurel tried the ski jump in the section of the museum dedicated to mountain life.

Laurel tried the ski jump in the section of the museum dedicated to mountain life.

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I started typing this blog entry hours ago. I was interrupted by a phone call from a young man with the timeshare company I bought into a few months ago. At first he gave me advice about things to do and see in some of our upcoming trips. Finally the reason for the call was revealed: enticements to buy into the time share at a greater level. He talked for an hour and 11 minutes when I insisted I had to go so we could eat dinner. He said he’d call me back after dinner which he did. He then talked for another 49 minutes – two hours total! I kept telling him I couldn’t afford to buy in at a greater level than my current investment, but he wouldn’t give up. I had the phone on speaker, and Laurel was disgusted with his persistence. She looked at me wide-eyed and whispered, “Thank him for his time, and hang up!” My 13-year-old mother. I didn’t increase my investment. Laurel was proud. 🙂

One thought on “Ice skating, City Park (Denver), History Colorado Museum

  1. Awesome…thanks for forwarding this to me! So who’s funeral did you attend on Tuesday? Herb Bagenstos died and his funeral was on Tuesday also…sorry we missed you! Blessings…Mikki

    Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:38:03 +0000 To: mikkiandersen@msn.com

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