Colorado Vacation Part 2

Day 4   We spent the morning in Estes Park.   We got groceries and bought t-shirts.   We decided to take a Horse back Ride for Dinner.   We booked ourselves for a Steak and Ride with Sombrero Stables.  Nadia was very nervous, but she did great.    In fact, it was her favorite part of the trip.  

Day 5   We decided that we could not leave Estes Park with out seeing the Historic Stanley Hotel. 

 We stopped in Boulder, CO at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.    The building was designed by I.M. Pei, an architect that Ethan wrote about for his biography book report this year.    The museum itself was extremely family friendly.   We spent several hours and enjoyed it very much.

 We ended the day at Chatfield State Park, south of Denver.

Day 6 - Today we explore 2 different parks around Denver.    Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks.    We learned so much about the layers of the earth at Dinosaur Ridge.     It was really interesting and they actually have dinosaur track fossils.    Really Cool. 

Red Rocks park  is a park full of red rocks, but the really cool thing is that they built a concert "hall" / amphitheater right in the rock.    It was only about 500 steps up to the stage and at a little higher altitude than our dear Iowa, so we were a little breathless when we got there.  :)     But worth the trek.    We were sorry not to see a concert.