Who does not want to ride in this Rig
Cooper and a Dino
Lauren with a Brachiosaurus looking over her
Cooper with a Leg of a Brachiosaurus
Daddy and Lauren loving the Stegosaurus
The museum was good, and the kids enjoyed it. Afterward we headed across the street to a Nature Center, kind of like a small zoo. The people working there were really nice and we were able to really check out some cool, albeit small animals. Mostly fish, and reptiles, even one fish that would spit water into the air to knock down bugs too eat. So after our trip farther west, we headed back to Glenwood Springs, hoping to try the Hot Springs, but when we got back to town it was still snowing. So back to the Hotel Pool and dinner. Gloriously the next morning it was dry. We headed over to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure park. The weather was not great, but good enough for us to enjoy, and to chase away some of the crowds. We were able to walk up and do just about whatever we wanted when we wanted. Which turned out to be the Alpine Coaster. It is just like it sounds, a small cart on a track, and it was SO MUCH FUN!! We must have gone down it 25 times, and smiled each time. Joel even tracked how fast he went, 30 mph, only after Cooper told him I was faster :).
Cooper and Dad after a fun run
Lauren does not look very happy, but she squealed the whole way down, and would say again as soon as we hit the bottom
In one of the two caves we toured - I can not believe that we all are looking at the camera and smiling..... that NEVER happens
The Calcite would glow under black lights.. it was really cool
The Park was on top of one of the mountains surrounding the town, so we had to ride a Gondola up
Lauren - My Fearless Child - when on the Zipline - it pulled you up to about 100 ft and then dropped you back down. A little leary at first, and they said FUN! as soon as she was back down
Cooper sadly would not do it, until he had gone down on the coaster and we convinced him it was not as scary at the that. He also declared it an awesome ride. We headed home, and thankfully all the snow had left the front range, we were able to get home within a few hours. Since we went there to go to the hot springs and never made it, we will have to make another trip to Glenwood Springs soon, that and I think I can go faster then 30 on the alpine coaster. Let's just hope that we have less snow next time, but you never know- snowed on us last summer in Jackson. But I will tell you I am very glad that we were able to go.