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 :-)))))
What eyelashes Ezra has. He's going to be a lady killer.ReplyDelete
Between the lashes and the smile, he's already "working the crowd" :-)Delete
He's getting so big!!! I love the pictures of the grand baby!ReplyDelete
Thanks Laura :-) It's such a fun age.Delete
Just LOL at gramma with a camera. I just posted one that should have had that caution as well. What fun for you to have all your dearest ones with you. Your little Ezra is darling. What a charmer. Love the picture with those two teeth. How old is he now? Seems like he's gotten so big so fast. Wasn't it just a month or so ago you were posting about his birth? You picked a fabulous place to bring them all to. We spent nearly a month in Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of years ago and it was flat out wonderful. Love your pictures. Great memories for me. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Fortunately the elevation in Longmont isn't bad, I don't do great up in the NP, but it is so beautiful. Ezra is 10 months old already. It goes by sooooo fast - you'll see :-)Delete
Grandma's little boy sure is growing up. What fun it is to share adventures with family. I understand the reason for going to Cracker Barrel. Rumor has it that some of those restaurants will be opening up in Oregon !!! I hope so.ReplyDelete
They are very popular everywhere we've seen them - and a real treat for anyone who hasn't tried them yet :-) He is definitely growing up!!Delete
We have been in Loveland for 2 wks. Heading to CO Springs tomorrow. It is beautiful country, good pictures.ReplyDelete
Should be cooler there - we enjoyed the daily thunder storms! Safe travels :-)Delete
One of my favorite vacations memories from growing up is horseback riding in the Rockies. RMNP is such an amazing place, nice you're able to share it with you family, enjoy.ReplyDelete
We've seen lots of horse property here and horse trails when we were in the park - what a beautiful place to ride!Delete
Great photos of Ezra:) I just love those big eyes:) What a great time! I'm so glad you got to drive through RMNP when there was snow. What a difference the snow makes in the scenery. This is such a gorgeous place!!! That bull elk is really working hard at shutting out the tourist:)ReplyDelete
It's melting fast so I'm glad we got up there when we did. The kids enjoyed seeing it, and of course introducing Ezra to the cold white stuff! Mr Elk was so chill - he had a perfect spot and was nearly invisible from the road.Delete
I can't believe how much Ezra has grown! He's just as adorable as ever. :-) Love the family photo on the Estes Park marker. So sweet that they've all met up with you in Colorado for a family vacation. Need a photo of Ezra with you!ReplyDelete
It was so wonderful to have them all join us here! Other than the high temps it was a perfect visit. We're already looking for our next rendezvous point :-)Delete
Great photo shots of Ezra...adorable and such a pleasing smile. Parents may have gotten very lucky with that little one. Nice to see your kids too! Have fun this week. CindyReplyDelete
He's a charmer for sure - has us all wrapped around that tiny little finger already :-)Delete
I can hardly think of a more beautiful place to spend with family than RMNP. Ezra just keeps getting cuter.ReplyDelete