This summer we went on our annual Hartgrove family trip to Colorado! This year we decided to drive there though, and not fly. It was a looong drive, but it was really fun. I am not a car driving person, and usually can only handle a 4 hour drive, so the 13+ drive to Breckenridge was crazy to me, but Todd was determined. We came armed with tons of activities for the car and Ipads of course. And I have to mention too that my kids DO NOT sleep in the car. No matter what time we are in the car, morning, noon, night, they just flat out won't sleep. So with that being the case we knew we'd have to stop at a hotel in Amarillo both ways. Our first leg wasn't too bad minus a vomiting incident with Luna after McDonalds for breakfast. We never eat McDonalds so this was the first and last time. But we had a good time stopping at places using our Roadtrippers App. We had dinner at The Texan in Amarillo and had a blast!
The next morning we woke up and headed to Breckenridge. We passed through the panhandle and then onto New Mexico where we saw a volcano, and then stopped for lunch when we got to Trinidad, Colorado. Then went off towards Highway 9 straight into Breckenridge. We finally got in around 3pm MST and checked into our new rental which was very nice and a few minutes closer to Main St than our old home. We then ate at Oscar's Taco House on Main Street for dinner and I ordered a much needed margarita (see pic below) it was delish. The girls were on meltdown mode because they of course had not napped all day so after our quick dinner we headed home. We got to the house and they passed out early!
The Ferreryo's arrived at night and then Buelo Richard the next morning. We had a blast at the Main St Fourth of July Parade the next day. The rest of our trip we rode horses, went up on the mountain to ride the rides and Luna did the bungee jump trampoline. The girls and I went to the Breck Children's Museum one day while the grown ups did white water rafting. As always we had lots of fun family time, good food and mountain fun and hated to have to leave ;( Thanks again for a great trip and for Buelo Richard! Until next summer! Oh, and our return trip home we went through Colorado Springs and basically a repeat of our trip there, meltdowns, no sleep and we stopped in Amarillo for the night- oh and a few rain storms along the way but we finally made it home!
We started this blog about 'nothing' a couple of years ago, but now it has turned into a blog about our precious daughter Luna, born on May 13, 2010! And then we welcomed baby Belle, 2 years later on May 23rd, 2012.