Warning - gramma with camera
Oh goody, goody, goody! My sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson arrive today :-))))
We pick up the mini-van, drop off the Jeep, and do a bit of grocery shopping before heading to Denver International. Of course we arrive early because I can't wait, so we make several circuits before they're at the curb. They were able to get flights from Burbank and Seattle that arrive within 30 minutes of each other so everybody's ready to go.
With no Cracker Barrels in either of their home states, we go there for late lunch/early dinner. After being a great traveler on the plane, Ezra continues to be a delight while we get caught up.
|Even cuter with Daddy's bunny ears|
They all get settled into their hotel rooms a few blocks from the state park, and then we sit outside the motorhome for some more visiting.
|Ezra reading to his Uncle Jeff who he LOVES so much :-)|
|Books are wonderful!|
|and Mommy is too of course!|
|Daddy as playground equipment (that motorhome looks much closer than it is)|
The bugs send us inside for a while before they return to the hotel.
With temps expected to be over 90 degrees on Friday, we drive to Estes Park where we make a couple brief stops to stretch our legs and enjoy the beauty of the area. This is the Colorado they are expecting to see!
|Shalise, Ezra, Jeff and Brian|
|Sneaking a kiss at the view point|
|Jeff enjoying the view, and making his mother cringe - you can see it from this side of the wall!|
|And it is a beautiful scene|
|Lava Cliffs, RMNP|
|Above the tree line|
|Nice of this couple to pose for perspective while I'm in my warm car|
|Tuning out the tourists|
|Still so happy after a busy day|
Everyone enjoys their meal and the van is much quieter on the way back :-)
The kids spend the rest of the evening at the hotel while we make it an early night.
What a great day we had! It is so wonderful to have family with us. Saturday we plan an interesting combination of science, tasting and BBQ :-)))))