I know that these pictures are out of sequence, but we’ve had some other excitement in between being able to post. (See Littlest Longhorn)
On the fourth day of our girl’s trip to Colorado we went to Marble, CO. This is the place where the marble came from that was used for the exterior of the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. It is deemed to be some of the finest marble in the world according to artisans. The quarry is next to the Crystal River. As you drive along the river you will see chunks of marble that has been quarried and as it was being shipped fell off the train and was left beside the river. Everyone’s front yard also has chunks of marble laying around. Some of the chunks have been sculpted into figures. Most are just laying there. This is a picture of the marble on the side of the mountain.
This is the Crystal River. It was frigid this morning!
Katie very briefly swinging in the Redstone Park. It was 28 degrees.
Redstone is known for its beautiful scenery and the Redstone Castle, built by coal baron John Cleveholm Osgood. He supposedly entertained the likes of John D. Rockefeller and Teddy Roosevelt (who shot game out of the gazebo on the property).
Marble alongside the road. I picked up a little piece from the front of a closed hotel as a souvenir.
The pictures below are of Glenwood Canyon on the way back to Vail.
I know, I know….way too many pictures. I just can’t get enough of those aspens and mountains. This is a picture of the ski runs in Vail. They were already out there prepping them for the season which will begin at the end of the month.
Katie did not want to have her picture made. She was too busy careening down the streets driving her stroller.
This was taken when we stopped in Copper, right outside Copper Mountain resort.
For dessert, Lucas took us to get gelato which was delish. While finishing our dessert a gentleman (and I use that word loosely) kindly informed us that Katie needed to be home in bed. (It was 7:45. She was in bed a little after 8:00.)
Thursday we were able to play for a while at a park near Erin’s before we headed to the airport. Oh, I forgot! We also ate. Ha!
We had a great time and made lots of wonderful memories that we can cherish again and again.