Saturday, July 11, 2009

Father's Day!

To all the father's in the world. Thank you, you make a difference!

Our father...who art (not) in heaven...flew into Colorado from LA after a course for Father's Day. We picked him up at the airport and met his new friends Trina, her husband Larry, and Susan. All very cool people and we went out for breakfast, well more like lunch. I don't remember what the place in Arvada was called, but their Huevos Rancheros was awesome!

Trina and Larry have a cabin on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and were kind enough to let us use it for the night. We drove through the park, saw lots of elk and another moose and fox, and travelled on the highest paved road in the US. We made a wicked pasta dinner and just relaxed!

Of course Dad got up before us and was off having breakfast when I was sort of waking up. He walked in and said the magic words, "Hey, get up we're going horseback riding." SWEET! We had been wanting to go riding since Montana. So we got up, went to the Bear's Den for breakfast and wrote a little blurb in their guestbook/diaries at the tables and then walked around town for a while waiting to go riding.

We finally got to go riding through Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a beautiful ride. I got the fattest horse and rode off centre for a long time without realizing it. And I loved when it started to trott to catch up to Katie's horse and I felt like I was going to fall off because my saddle was just a little off and I wasn't prepared... My horse was called Monkey! haha And he was really small. But he rocked. And Dad's was Rhino. And he almost put him to sleep because he wouldn't stop singing to him. But according to Dad he loved it. lol

After our riding, we grabbed lunch and headed back to Denver to get Dad back to the airport. We stopped quickly at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (we missed it the first time we were in CO). It's every bit as amazing as everyone says. I can't wait to go back and watch a concert there under the stars! Amazing!

Dad departed and we headed to Fort Collins for the night. Had amazing wings and pizza with Ben, Mike and Heather. Mike is so curious about was like Jeopardy, with Canada as the only topic! Katie got to rekindle her flame with Tony, who has only gone from manly regal cat to playful cuddly cat. Too cute.

Yep, I still love Colorado...wonder when we'll go back again? If it was up to Kelly we'd be there every weekend.

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