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We packed up the kids, dog and the trailer and headed out for adventure, learning and helping others. During our adventure we will try to update this site as often as possible to keep everyone interested involved in our travels and to keep a journal for ourselves. The plan is to be working, schooling, helping and sharing on the road for a year.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Family Visit and Lookout Mountain

We had a leisurely morning around the trailer until it was time head out for our lunch time appointment with Darrell and Polly, my uncle and aunt on my dad's side. They have a nice home in the foothills above the city of Golden.

When we got there, Darrell and Polly greeted us in the driveway. It was so nice to see them. I think it had been two years since we saw them last. Polly had made a really nice lunch and set the table so beautifully. We really felt like we were getting the royal treatment. We even had chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. It was all delicious, but my favorite part was getting to talk with them. They are always so positive and encouraging. 

We ended up staying there and visiting for a good part of the afternoon. I hope we didn't overstay our welcome. We all posed together in front of their amazing view off their back deck.

When we left Darrell and Polly's, we took the Yukon up the incredibly wind-y and narrow, but really beautiful road up to the top of Lookout Mountain. We stopped at the top to enjoy the 360 degree view and we took a look at Buffalo Bill's grave.
Looking down and spotting our RV park from the top of Lookout Mountain

In front of the Buffalo Bill Museum, which was closed.
On the way down the other side of the mountain, I had to laugh at just how tightly switchbacked the road looked from above. Then, on the way down we saw this crazy square of a rainbow which seemed to be hanging above the Coors factory of all places.

We headed back to the trailer to feed Heidi. This RV park has been so nice as far as the utilities and location. It is very crowded though and the creek and bike path are very well traveled. The boys had watched hundreds of people use the creek during the course of the days we've been here and they asked if they could swim in the creek before we left. With all the rain that has fallen, the water was much faster and muddier than it was when we got here, but I agreed to go to the water's edge with them and check it out. They didn't get too wet, as the sun had gone down and I think the water was chillier than they thought it would be, but we had fun playing around.

Spence and Sky got cleaned up and into their pjs. There was even enough time in the day for Brock and I to take Heidi for a nice stroll in the moonlight on the bike path. When we got back to the trailer, the little boys ate a few snacks since we didn't really have dinner after our filling lunchtime meal. Then to bed they went, and the rest of us watched one of the channels that we could get over the antenna which was showing the Clint Eastwood movie The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. What a classic. LOL

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