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Monday, June 17, 2019

Girl Scouts in Colorado - Days 3,4, and 5

The girls were at it again on Day 3!

They did a ropes course at Sky Trek in Castle Rock.

Then they found some snow (well, a little bit anyway) and had a picnic lunch!

Their view during lunch.

Then they headed to the Phoenix Gold Mine where they learned some of the history of gold mining and how to pan for gold.

There were a bunch of chipmunks and ground squirrels outside the mine that loved to be fed.  Sarah would have come home with one of these if she could have.

Then they finished their day with dinner at Casa Bonita.  It's a Mexican restaurant that looks pretty cool on the inside and apparently they do live shows and cliff diving??.  However, Sarah said the food was horrible and she "was grossed out" the whole time they were there.  I can't wait until she gets home to hear more about why she hated it.  Even the leaders said it wasn't great but that the girls made the most out of a bad situation!  HA!

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Sarah said this was part of the inside of the restaurant.

This photo was taken after they left the restaurant.  Their leader asked them how it was an please note Sarah (on the end)

Day 4 apparently started off with a visit to Starbucks which made all the girls happy.  This was going to be a leisurely restful day without as much activity.  They headed to Red Rocks Amphitheater.  It's an outdoor amphitheater built into a rock structure in Morrison, CO.  They climbed all the way to the top to go into it but the couldn't go all the way in. It was closed as they were preparing for a show there that night.

They did more sightseeing and some shopping and then ended their day at Bob's Atomic Burger in Golden.

Dan 5 was a bit rainy but the girls headed to Estes Park  to do some hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park.

After another picnic lunch they headed in to town to do some shopping.

Sarah found a beautiful ring and spent a lot of her souvenir money on it.  She was so excited about it she called to tell us about it.

Isn't it lovely?

And with that, Day 5 came to an end!


Ernie said...

I love Colorado and have been to Estes Park. They look like they are having a great time. Mexican food is so yummy, but when it's bad- well, I can only imagine.

Madeline said...

So much fun! I am very curious why the food was so bad, however. Glad it has been a successful trip for them!

Pam said...

She's having a great time and making memories. That is my favorite vacation location. It sure would be nice wearing a hoodie right now instead of a tank top. lol

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a fantastic trip for these girls! The ring is really pretty-she'll always have good memories tied to it. I want to one day see a show (Dave Matthews!!) at Red Rocks Amphitheater.