Colorado, Family, Travel

Spring Break 2019: Colorado

Colorado Springs

We spent the first half of the week in Colorado Springs.

Le Baguette in Old Colorado City
The Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs was a blast and is a must-visit.
The Love Tester didn’t turn out so well for 3/4 of us.
Park in Manitou Springs
Dat’s Italian in Old Colorado City: awesome food and service.
Cave of the Winds


Midweek, we headed up to Loveland to stay with Auntie Car and Unkie Doo. We hadn’t been there since Aly was just a toddler, but we had a blast as we always did on previous visits.

After a great week in Colorado, I dropped the girls off at DEN and then picked up my friend Tom for our adventure at Great Sand Dunes National Park, which is coming up in the next post.


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Best Pictures: March 2019

Here are some of my favorite pictures from March.

Shot from my GRR-DEN flight in early March
And from my return flight a week later.
Our annual visit to the Holland St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saugatuck Dunes State Park, looking north along Lake Michigan towards Holland.

Black River Carnival

Always a hit with our kids (now just kid), Leah brought a friend to the elementary carnival at Black River. Leah even won one of the big door prizes in the raffle.

Leah found a new friend at a local playground.


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Best Pictures: February 2019

Here are some of my favorite pictures from February:


A rainy evening view from our kitchen

Odyssey of the Mind

For the past few months, Leah has been on an Odyssey of the Mind team with some other kids from Black River. Their OotM team finished their season with a competition at Wayland High School in February, and they did a great job.

Just Leah being Leah
and Aly being Aly

Aly Choir Concert

February featured another fun performance from the Black River choirs.


Life in Holland Michigan, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Winter

I got out to the dunes twice for sunset in February, even convincing Aly to come with me the second time.