Monthly Archives: July 2011

Day 17: Denver & Colorado Springs

My brother, David, lives in a turn-of-the-century house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. The house was built in 1906, and became a historical landmark in 1991 based upon several factors: The house’s architects, Marean & Norton, are some … Continue reading

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Day 16: Mesa Verde to Red Rocks

We were glad to stay at the Rio Grande for two nights. It sure has been nice when we have somewhere to settle into for a couple nights. The kids watched a movie after we got back from Mesa Verde. … Continue reading

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Day 15: Mesa Verde

The Rio Grande Southern Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. I should put that out there to start with. It falls into a “don’t judge the book by its cover category.” Or its title page (the inside cover). The … Continue reading

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Day 14: The Grand Canyon to Mesa Verde

One final wake-up to a quiet hotel room at Yavapai Lodge. We enjoyed our stay there. It was hard to get a read on this Lodge. There were aspects that weren’t that well cared for or were done on the … Continue reading

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Day 13: The Grand Canyon

After waking in the same hotel room with our children for 11 days straight, it was strange to wake up without them. We’d been given “permission” from Rebecca and Dave to arrive at the campsite by 10:00, but we had … Continue reading

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Day 12: Zion to the Grand Canyon

Zion Mountain Ranch is a little piece of heaven. Our cabin was perfect. Our breakfasts were amazing. The view was spectacular. The animals were fun to watch, and even play with. We learned this morning that the Lab’s name is … Continue reading

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Day 11: Zion National Park

We woke in our Meadow View Cabin at Zion Mountain Ranch to a beautiful, sunny day. The Ranch is all cabins: Meadow View and Buffalo Vista. Ours was across the street from the office, restaurant and gift shop, in a … Continue reading

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