Thursday, July 7, 2011

10th Anniversary

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, Jason and I left the kids with family (thanks family!) and spent a week in Colorado Springs, CO. We'd originally planned to go to Puerto Rico because Jason was supposed to have a work training there the week before our anniversary. That training was moved to the Sandy location (boo), so we decided to go somewhere else we'd never been...we like to call it "Almost Puerto Rico".

It ended up being a delightful trip, and we enjoyed the down time, here is a list (in no particular order) of the highlights of the trip:

--My first-ever professional massage. Heavenly!
--Our car hit 100,000 miles:

--Attended the Denver Temple

--Visited the Denver Art Museum (they call people who donate to the museum "DAM Good Friends". That made me giggle.)

--Toured the Olympic Training facility. We got to see the swimming pool, and we watch some wrestlers and weightlifters work out.

--Found, quite by accident, after a very disappointing trip to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings (it's a long story, but suffice it to say that it's a tourist trap and an offensive one at that) a gorgeous hike. Waldo Canyon loop is a must-do if you're ever in the area. It was beautiful, passed through many different types of terrain and had breathtaking views of Pikes Peak. It's 7 miles roundtrip--perfect for an afternoon hike without the kiddos.

--We visited The Garden of the Gods several times, and can't wait to go back.

--We met a nice older couple at church and they invited us for lunch afterward. We learned that he is a rare minerals collector and he showed us his collection. This silver wire (which grew like this naturally) was my favorite piece:
--We tried new food. This restaurant was supposed to be a great place to get dim sum. But when we got there it had been changed to a Vietnamese place. We couldn't walk out once we'd discovered the mix-up because they were so excited to see us. Jason was brave, but didn't much enjoy his meal. I loved mine, though.

--We saw Rope at a local college black box theatre. I love that play, and this production was very well done.

--We wandered around downtown Denver for several hours, and found a deli with a fantastic name.

--I read two books during the week. One of them in one sitting. I haven't done that in a very long time!

It was a rejuvenating week, and so wonderful to spend an entire week with my sweetheart. I love that man!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great trip! I'll have to look for that restaurant next time I'm in town :). And that silver wire thingy...amazing! How'd it come out intact?