Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Family Vacation - Colorado

I made this sweet little mini album for the design team of The Crafty Scrapper.  I used all the wonderful pages that was given to me which was so perfect for our vacation to Colorado.  We all had a great time but we were missing our son Ryan and his wife Tiffany.  They just had a baby girl and were unable to join us on this trip.

 At last we landed in Colorado, rented two SUV'S and our first stop was the Continental Divide!  It was so beautiful and we all quickly put on our jackets for it was getting alot cooler.  This photo is some of our children!

We went to the Royal Gorge and it was completely spectacular!!  It was also a very hot day so we were moving rather slowly.  The bridge was so gorgeous and the views were amazing.  We were there nearly all day.  We did take a train down to the river below and watched rafters go by.  We also found a great little spot for a picnic!

This is Winter Park where we stayed.  It was so beautiful there! At the park there were so many gorgeous flowers blooming and so many things for us to do.  We played miniature golf, road down a slope on their sleds, etc.  The photo on the right we took a ski lift to the top where there was a beautiful log resort at the top where you can eat, etc.  The other photo is the view below which is spectacular!!

The Rocky Mountains are so beautiful to see!  This was my most favorite part of the trip.  Every where you looked you saw something so amazing!  I now know why John Denver wrote the song Rocky Mountain High! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Here are more photos of us at The Rocky Mountains.  While we were at the top we saw a lot of elk.  There were so many crazing and they were not afraid of us taking pictures of them.  On our way to the top we stopped and a person took our photo. 

We went to the Garden of the Gods.  These two little ones are my grandchildren, Logan and Kenzie.  There are so many unusual and large rock formation to see!

Aaah!  Pikes Peak!  This was a wonderful trip to the top.  It was cloudy that day and a bit cool but we boarded the train to ride to the top.  The higher we got the colder it became.  It was not as beautiful at the Rocky Mountains but it was magnificent to see!  At the top is where this sign is and you will notice it is all covered with snow!!  To my surprise I was wearing flip flops and my feet was freezing!!

This is our trip to The Seven Falls.  We entered it on ground level and you can see below the falls.  Once we got below there was Indians and their tepees!  My daughters and their kids got to dance with them plus go into their tepees.  It was a beautiful adventure for us all.
Well, here we are at the end of our trip!  We all had a great time but we were all very tired and was waiting to board our flight back home.  The photo on the left is my grandson Logan at the top of Pikes Peak!  

Thanks for taking a trip with me and hopefully you will be able to go to Colorado to see all the magnificent mountains that is there.  I would love to live there hubby really prefers the hot weather!!!  Perhaps I will be lucky to visit again!

Here are the list of items that I used:

Kaisercraft - Hunt & Gather paper
Making Memories - White Paint
Remininsce - Passport, Arbor Green Paper
Creative Imagination - Barb Tourtilliotte paper
October Afternoon - Boarding Pass Paper
Paperhouse - Cardstock Stickers
Kaisercraft - Lock
Fabscrap - Train
Prima - Flowers
Maya Roads - Stick pins, Banner Tags, Flourishes
Diamond Stickles
Various ribbon from my stash

Thank you for looking!Please visit The Crafty Scrapper for all their wonderful products!

Hugs - Ginger


  1. that last picture cracks me up... we were ready to go home!!! LOL

  2. Love this mini album, Ginger! Great design and embellies! Superb work!!!