Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
US 285 South to
CO-470 West to
Exit 240 turn right (
Tommy Knocker Brew Pub is on the right. You can follow signs to town parking.
From Idaho Springs to
I70 West to Exit 232 for US-40 toward Empire
Take US-40 over Berthoud pass and through
About 12 miles past Winter Park, the entrance to Snow Mountain Ranch is on the left.
I am not sure what to do from here, because
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thanks to all of you for calling Dad today on Father's Day. You made his day extra special. We are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon! I looked at the extended forecast for Winter Park and the highs are in the mid 60's, so pack accordingly. Don't forget............Talent Show................ parents as well as kids should participate........remember the fun we had when you were all kids!!!! Good memories! We love you all and want everyone to have a very safe trip!!!
Love, Grammy & Papa Lou
Friday, June 13, 2008
Altitude Sickness: perfect excuse to lounge around
High Altitude: standing by my lawn chair rather than sitting in it
Sunscreen: the umbrella over my lawn chair
Hydration: lots of Coors Lite (it's a pretty watery beverage, right?)
Hiking: the walk to the cooler for Coors Lite, and also to the bathroom
Group Hike: Jon and I walking to the cooler for Coors Lite (Budweiser)
Whitewater Rafting: my kids thrashing in the pool while I lay on a blow up raft
Rain Gear: the roof on the cabin
Walkie-Talkie: my children
Dressing in layers: if I decide to wear shorts AND underwear that day
Eating Foods and High in Potassium: Beer nuts
Horseback Riding: when my kids crawl on my back while lounging on the floor
Swimsuit: two words: Banana Hammock!
Looking forward to it!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
- Hats -- both caps for sun and hats for cold, especially for the kids (hope the ones for cold won't be necessary, but you never know in the mountains)
- Layers...since mountain weather is unpredictable -- jacket/sweatshirt/pants
- Comfortable shoes -- you don't need hiking shoes to go hiking, but you won't want 3 inch heels! Might want to bring an extra pair in case they get muddy or wet.
- Backpack -- to take hiking, etc.
- Rain gear
- Collapsible cooler (lunch bag to bring lunch on hike)
- And of course, a CAMERA!!
We'll bring some bug spray so you don't have to deal with that on the plane. I'll let you know if I think of anything else.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Kremmling has Class I-III rapids, so kids age 4 and up can raft. However, Kremmling is about an hour drive from Winter Park. Not sure if anyone wants to make that trek.
I'll assume we'll pass on the whitewater rafting, unless I hear otherwise from some of you.
Feel free to come back and visit us any time when you might have more time to raft!