Well it is day 19 of our adventure…….. I think. While we are still having fun, I would say our feet are starting to drag a bit and we are starting to miss the comforts of home. I have worn the same 9 outfits 3 times each and what is clean and dirty in our suitcases has become somewhat of a grey issue.
The last couple days have been full of activity. Sunday and
Monday were mostly taken up by driving……. through Nebraska.
This cross-country traveler has observed….
One thing is for sure…… our country is not lacking for CORN!!!! I am pretty much convinced that the whole of the country doesn’t grow much else. There has been the occasional soy bean field and sunflower field. So we are set on tofu, sunflower oil, and E85 gasoline.
On Sunday we did spend a couple hours at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Locals said that it takes second place to San Diego, so we had to see this place that so closely rivals one of our favorite places. We had a fun time but we would still conclude that San Diego is #1!
Monday was another day of driving into Colorado. We stayed at the best hotel so far, (for free I might add) the Westin in Westminster. We got there in the evening and while daddy took the girls for a late night swim and then tucked them into bed, Mommy went to a late night movie all by myself! I think it was the first time I have ever gone to a movie theater solo, and it was wonderful. I saw “Julie and Julia.” I was slightly nauseous, my bladder was full and I was exhausted, but I didn’t care! I sat and loved every minute of my solitude!
The next day….. Tuesday we went into Denver with a stop at Hammond’s Candy Factory. We saw first hand how this old fashioned candy is made and were able sample our fair share of it as well. :)
After some sugary goodness we were onto the Denver Children’s Museum.
This probably qualifies as one of the girls’ favorite stops! Here is a bunch of pictures…. (this should have been it’s own post)
Construction Zone….. ( daddy enjoyed this exhibit more than anyone else)
Day 18 was finished off at a Denver landmark. The Buckhorn Exchange. This place is over 100 years old and has a wonderful history. It is quite the place, with animal heads hanging on every inch of the walls. They serve rattle snake, elk ( which Josh had), buffalo, quail and rocky mountain oysters ( who really knows what that is? I do…….. :) )
we enjoyed drinking Sarsaparillas out of a boot ( just like the cowboys) and headed back to our hotel for a night of watching home movies ( basically watching the video we have taken of the trip thus far.)