We were so happy to have a chance to see my Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Charlene during our Colorado stay. Its still so surreal to me how close they were to loosing their beloved home to the wildfire. Life is so precious, isn’t it?!
After a much needed rest time, we headed down the pass to meet them at their place for a moment to pet their precious doggies. Check out just a peek at their backyard oasis. So glad their place is alright!:
Then we were off to the Springs (well, the small Springs of Manitou):
My uncle is an amazing artist and has illustrated many children’s books over the years. It was a real treat to watch him draw with my Bridgie! Just precious!
The Adam’s Mountain Café is one of our favorite local spots because its very vegetarian friendly (like most of Colorado!), and regularly changes up their menu to include delicious new plates. Our appetizer of pears, figs, goat cheese, pecans and spinach over crustinis was to die for! Yummmm!
Of course, we promised Bridget that if she was a good girl at dinner she could ride some more of the arcade rides before heading home. So much fun!
But eventually, even she had to admit it was time for the day to end. Incidentally, she called this her “model” pose. Hmmm. It wasn’t until our next spot in Manitou that we realized she had seen a statute near the restaurant of a woman lying down – a “model”, to her. Aren’t these kids getting to be so smart?!?!
A quick snapshot of her arcade fun: