We had a great time in Vail yesterday. I tried to coax the kids to do a hike on the mountain, but they wanted to shop. How surprising! We did get our bikes off the RV and rode around town which was fun. On our way out from Vail, we stopped at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden. It was absoultely beautiful. Mom, you would have loved it, and it also made me think of Toni. At 8000 feet, the garden has the highest collection of alpine flowers. There's even a little meditation garden--I tried to get zen there. Next to the garden was the greatest play stucture, even better than the one at Legoland. It was time for motor skill development class.
We loaded up and got over Vail pass just as some rain began to fall. We made one stop in Silverthorne to see an old friend of mine, Jillian, and her husband. Jillian came to the Denver hospital when Jack was born, so it was quite shocking to see how big he is now!
Pulling the RV into the Pittman's driveway in Denver, one would have thought we'd received free passes to Disneyland. The kids were beyond excited to see our dear friends, Ray, Krissy, Lizzie, Jacqui and Tres.
This morning we are going on the Denver Mint Tour which has had great reviews. The kids are all sleeping (in the house!), and it's a little rainy out, which I love. Mike comes tomorrow!!