So, as promised, here are the photos from my trip! I've included some details below each photo so you know what they are!
We did a lot of fun stuff while we were there, but I only took photos of two different days apparently...
This was a really awesome museum we visited (they wouldn't allow photos inside-bummer!) But I took a couple photos of the outside of the building-isn't it awesome?! This was a traveling museum of Bible history, called "Passages." we thought the outside was painted or something, however it was just a plastic wrap thingy! Pretty neat looking from the road!
It was definitely fun, but loooonnnnggg!
I think my favorite part was the interactive parts they had! One room included a monk and long wooden table to try your hand at copying one line of the bible in another language (can't remember which to be honest). We used a quill pen and ink-boy! There's no way I could've copied the Bible back then!
There was also a stamp room, someone demonstrating the Gutenberg press, videos set in the wall that looked like people were in the room and animatronic people who explained their lives/events for that room. If it comes to a place near you, I highly recommend going!
Pictured: Left to right-My siblings, Onan and Patience. Me. My cousins Danielle, Emily and Grandparents
We also took a trip up to Denver in my Grandparent's motor home to a place none of us had been in ages! (12 years to be exact!) when we used to live in Fort Collins, we would meet up with the family in Denver and eat at a place called "Cosa Bonita" (more on that later...)
My cousin Emily
In line for our food!
They have SUPER good sopapillas-so good...did I mention you can have as many as you'd like?! After getting up from the table, everyone saying they're filled to overflowing with food, Mom turned around, sighed....and popped another one in her mouth! LOL!
So funny story, when my cousins and I were little (under 9) there was this Gorilla at Casa Bonita (they have a little "dinner theater" type of thing going on). We were so afraid of him, we'd get under the table when we saw him coming! So this time, we decided it was time to conquer our fears! My mom asked the waiter if we could have the Gorilla come over to our table. The waiter came back and said "I can't tell you if he will, or won't." Well...a little while later...here comes the Gorilla, lead by his owner! We got a picture with the gorilla, however, I forgot to hand anyone my camera! So alas, no photos for me. *Sniff* however, I did find this page on Facebook with a video! Check it out if you'd like!
I couldn't figure out why we were afraid of the Gorilla, till we saw his show! Basically, the "owner" of the Gorilla leads him around, then tells some little kid in the audience to watch him. The Gorilla escapes from his laughably loose chains and runs around the restaurant while his owner chases him. So, I could see how that could be scary for a little kid....traumatizing really....oh, in case you're wondering why I'm telling you this, it's so I don't look silly when you see the Gorilla and think he's funny looking....LOL!
The actor and actress on the "stage"-they also do dives!
Left to right, Onan, me my sister Patience, Uncle David, Grandma, Cousin Emily, Cousin Danielle and Grandpa.
And another one, with my mom this time! (had to take turns with the camera!)
Grandma playing with guns.... Emily and Danielle playing a game.
After getting back from Casa Bonita, we visited the penny arcade in Downtown Manitou. A fun place, but not everything cost a penny to play, in case you're wondering! ; )
I had to take a photo of this, I've never seen one! The penny arcade part is filled with lost of old games (yes, some of them cost a penny). Not sure exactly how this bill changer machine works-what if you put a $5 in?!
And in closing, a picture of the family (minus mom who was taking the photo!)Left to right back: Onan, Patience, Me, Emily
Front: Danielle, Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle David, Aunt Laura.
As you can see, we had a fun time! On top of these photos, we also visited the farmer's market, ate at too many places to mention and got a bit tanned and lightened my hair! =)
Have you ever visited Colorado Springs?