Peaceful Valley 2010 – 3

Well then . . .

Things are winding up with this year’s Colorado vacation. There’s still another day at the ranch and a train ride back to Illinois, but here’s an update from the past few days:

Rodeo – The Peaceful Valley Guest Rodeo brought us all together with events like: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Musical Buckets, the Boot Race, Spoon Race, and even the Wrangler Relay. I felt very Cowboy.

We also made a return ride to Beaver Reservoir. Our last ride of the week was an awesome one – we rode quickly on the trail and even faster on the road around the reservoir. I think I shouted “yee-haw!” at one point, thought it may have been just inside my head.

Estes Park – We went “off site” to Estes Park for a day of regular tourist stuff. We took in some Americana with a trip to Ride-a-Kart (Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Bumper Cars, and the Bungee Trampoline) and then ate at Vega Grill and Bar Terrace Restaurant before shopping in downtown Estes Park.

And then today at Allenspark Community Church it was Christmas in July! The place was packed as we enjoyed the July tradition at the little log church with the Christmas Cantata, “A Christmas Carol Gallery.”

We’re relaxing the rest of the day and tomorrow until we leave for the Denver train station tomorrow afternoon.

The vacation has been wonderful – and I’m ready to head home.

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