16 August 2013

Colorado

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The girls had plenty of games to keep them busy at the Lundeen’s house.

 

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We started our first morning in Colorado off with a  hike to the Monument.

 

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Monument, CO.

 

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The girls got over their initial fear of this guy pretty quickly. By the second day, they had named him “Angel Smokey”. He was part of the wildlife décor at the Lundeen’s home in Monument.

 

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We got to visit Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. So neat! 

 

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Enjoying a fabulous grilled dinner on the Lundeen’s back deck.

 

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Our gracious hosts, Paul & Connie.

 

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The men, talking business…

 

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A beautiful day to visit Garden of the Gods.

 

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The Amazing Balanced Rock.

 

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Our whole crew, The Rinkers and Lundeens.

 

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Helen Hunt Falls.

 

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The Lundeen’s had a nearby park the kids could walk to.

 

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The girls learned how to play chess.

 

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We also made a trip to downtown Denver for the day and rode the shuttle bus.

 

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Stopped in to visit the U.S. Mint and saw how coins were made.

 

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Wearing Paul’s sweatshirt (and shoes) after watching a thunder and lightning storm outside.

 

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The frogs were happy to tag along on yet another family trip.

This vacation was partly a family road trip but also, part business for Morgan. Our final destination was Monument, Colorado where Paul, Morgan’s business partner lives with his wife, Connie. Laine and Kellii (also friends and business partners) were staying with the Lundeen’s as well. Although their home is in a golf course community, it looks and feels more like a prairie. Our accommodations were exceptional and the hospitality was nothing short of amazing. We stayed for the better part of a week and during that time, we experienced much cooler than normal weather (even for Colorado). Consequently, on a couple of days, we even got some rain.

What a difference from what we were used to!

The altitude was something else we had to get used to. It took a couple of days for us to get adjusted but with some extra hours napping, we felt rested in no time. The girls had plenty to do and enjoyed each day greatly. All in all, we shared a wonderful week of fellowship (and business) with our sweet friends. Colorado is definitely beautiful and a perfect place for those who share a love for adventure and the great outdoors!

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