Sunday, September 2, 2012
Steamboat delivers again.
Yesterday we toured the Tread of the Pioneers Museum, checked out the local Farmer's Market, ate at the Steamboat Smokehouse, and swam at the rec center. The Tread of the Pioneers Museum is in a cool old Victorian house that is (mostly) decorated in period. It has a lot of Steamboat history in it's rooms. We had fun doing their scavenger hunt, and checking out all the old tools, instruments, and memorabilia. Even though there was much complaining before we went, as we left all (voluntarily!) said they enjoyed it. Lunch at the Smokehouse wasn't as big a hit with the kids as it was with Firelord and me, but that might have had something to do with the pretzels-as-big-astheir-heads they ate in the morning at the farmer's market. The rec center was fun but, given the summer heat, the hot springs were almost too warm. Almost.
Today we went to the Wild West Air Fest and splurged on a helicopter ride for the family. It was a frivolous expense, but also totally worth it. None of us have never ridden in a helicopter before, not even Firelord who has his pilots license. The weather was perfect and it was fun seeing all the planes.
Now we are waiting for pizza delivery while Hot Dog and Lego Kid watch college football (BYU vs Washington State). Sigh... how did I get kids that like to watch sports?
All in all, despite the sad news from home, it's been a very enjoyable little holiday.