Jul 29, 2007

Home from Vaca...

Driving is so tiring.

At the bottom of the peak

Hannah in the bird house

Smith girls ready for the zoo.

Mom and baby

Duane feeding giraffes

Claire feeding giraffes

Gene Simmons would be jealous

Giraffes at the zoo

Freezing. 38 degrees

Colorado Mtns.

Started here.

We returned home last night, weary but rested. We spent a week in the Colorado mountains enjoying nature and hotels. We had a good time with a few troubled spots thrown in. We hiked mountains and visited zoos and the north pole. The north pole is a cute amusement park in Colorado Springs that is completely geared towards Christmas. It was fun to hear Christmas music in July, we were wishing we could have some Christmas cold. It was unusually hot in Colorado but since we are used to West Texas heat we made it just fine. There are too many pics to post but I will try and pic a few of the best. Both girls were really good travelers. Mom was an ok traveler...ok I don't really like to ride in a car for a long time, but I have to put on a brave face for the little ones. Good to be home, and nice to enjoy the memories. Claire loved the big swimming pools in the hotels....she didn't want anyone to hold onto her or help her float....again....she is growing so fast.

I want to point out the picture of the giraffe at the beginning of the zoo. You can buy spots on him to honor family members or just a donation to the zoo. I thought that was a really cute idea. Wish we had a zoo here....sigh


Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun. We plan to make it to CO some time soon cuz our oldest daughter just moved there. Will have to check out the zoo and make it to Pike's peak. Chilly, though.

juliesfamily said...

You take the GREATEST pics!!!

OMG, things change so much in a year don't they? And a year ago tomorrow, we were just finding out about our little Claire's for the first time!

Here's to our little angels, and the people who think they "matched us"!

julie w

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I'm jealous! ha ha..... Wow. What a picture.

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