Monday, June 10, 2024

Denver-Moab Rocky Mountaineer

Sandy and Bob joined Lynn and Jamie for a train adventure west from Denver, CO to Moab, UT aboard the Rocky Mountaineer's "Rockies to the Red Rocks." We started with a couple days at our favorite Brown Palace in Denver during which we visited the American Museum of Western Art right across the street. Also had a great meal at the Water Grill. Then "all aboard!" What a fabulous journey. And if you are into geology, railroading, and photography - this is the trip for you! We overnighted in Glenwood Springs at the Hotel Maxwell Anderson (was Hotel Denver) - really cool place. Then on to Moab where we spent a couple extra  days at the Hoodoo Moab (Hilton Curio). Our big dinner in Moab was at our favorite restaurant there: Desert Bistro. See the last photo below for our big adventure in the rapids (shoutout to Cam of Moab Adventure Center). Then we took to regular roads for the trip home with a wonderful stop in another favorite spot, Breckenridge. All the trip's photos are here. For a little more detail on the train portion, see Jamie's ToShinyRails.com entry. We learned on this trip that Utah has a new state flag.

At the Western Art Museum

Brown Palace

Rocky Mountaineer


Yaks!


Met the California Zephyr (twice!)














From our room in Breckenridge

Float trip outside of Moab with the
Moab Adventure Center. Great trip.
You're pretty lucky if you get Cam as your guide!

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Happy Birthday Lexi

After a crazy month of graduations and several birthdays, we finally got a chance to have a proper birthday party for Lexi while the boys were at the pool. She had four friends over and a great time was had by all.