Friday, August 30, 2013

End of Summer Break Trip to Denver and Boulder

 Bill, Cary, Linda at Garden of the Gods

 Linda and Leah at the Denver Zoo

 Linda and Cary at Avery Brewery

The nearly one-hundred photographs in this particular set on Flickr cover our trip to Colorado to see our children, Cary and Leah. 

We stopped for the night and a day in Peru, during which time I finished up the grades for my summer Children's Literature class that focused on YA Dystopian Novels.  I look forward to offering the
same class next summer.

We spent the first full day with our son, Cary, who works in Boulder at Avery Brewery where he is the lead canner at this exceptional place.  Here, we enjoyed a

beer.  I favor Avery's India Pale Ale.

Afterwards, we headed to a beautiful place called Garden of the Gods and walked on a series of trails through this stunning area--and on an equally beautiful day. 

In addition to offering spectacular views, Garden of the Gods does not cost a dime.  We all plan a return trip.We had planned to visit a place that featured a variety of fossils but chose instead to visit Pueblo cliff dwellings located, as is the Garden of the Gods, not far from Colorado Springs.  

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings also features an informative museum and an exceptional gift shop. The next day, we spend with our daughter Leah, who is a graduate student in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the U of Colorado in Denver.

I had not visited a zoo in years, but this summer

  Linda and I enjoyed two, the Milwaukee Zoo and the impressive Denver Zoo.

We spent as much time at the Denver Zoo but probably only saw half, if that much.

In addition, pretty much all the animals made an appearance, from the orangutans to the Rhinos.   

The Denver Zoo also features more than a couple aviaries that offer plenty of glorious feathers from around the world. 

Not long after our return to Wisconsin, attention turned to Peru, NE, and the start of a new year, number 21 for me.

1 comment:

S Club Mama said...

I love Garden of the Gods; it's so beautiful. I had never heard of the Anasazi Cliff Dwellings until now. That sounds so awesome. I think we'll vacation in CO next summer so I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks!