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My Birthday trip to Colorado picture blog #1

Monday, July 01, 2013

I turned 40 last week and wanted to do something fun. Since my birthday is in the summer I really have never done anything for my birthday, so no real birthday parties when I was a child with classmates cause it was summer. This year was going to be different and FUN!!!!!!

My SIL lives out in Denver and is not in the best of health so I thought it would be good to go out and see how she was doing and spend some time with her since she has no other "family" out there plus, plane tickets are CHEAP. Our time out there last year was cut short due to my nephews death and there is SO much to do out there, we just had to go back.

My hubby and oldest daughter flew out on Sunday morning and went to the Denver flea market and got some great cheap fruit and then went to the Coors Brewery for a tour. The DD loved this, me, not so much since I don't drink beer but it was cool to see. We then went up to the top of the mesa in Golden and it was so pretty.






View of Golden Colorado


View of Denver

Then we got up at 4:30 am on my birthday to drive the 2 hours to Buena Vista to go white water rafting. The drive alone was great. Drove into the mountains then hit a plain between the mountains.

We stopped at this little viewing point since we left a little too early. It looked like this was a spot that people liked to spread peoples ashes. I think there were 4 different little memorials there, kinda cool.


We also got to see the sunrise over the Rockies, just awesome.


This was our view on the drive out, I could handle waking up and seeing this every morning.



We finally made it out to Wilderness Aware Rafting (www.inaraft.com) to get set up for our morning rafting ride down the Arkansas River in the Browns canyon. We got down there and I got to sit in the front (bad idea).

We had a great guide and it was so much fun. Jimbo was a great guide and we made it thought the seven rapids in one piece and no one fell out of the boat. We had a secret service agent and his forensic scientist wife in the boat with us (they were pretty cool).



Yes, I got SOAKED and it was COLD!!!!!





So that was the first 24 hours of our vacation in CO.

Next blog, horseback riding in the Rockies and the best supper EVER!!!!!!!!



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RUNNER4LIFE08 8/5/2013 10:03AM

    Beautiful pictures! White water rafting is something I have always wanted to do. Your pictures make me itching to knock this off my list.

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JT_GMOTU 7/6/2013 1:38AM

    Glad you're getting to spend time with your family in a beautiful setting! Great pix!

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MYBULLDOGS 7/3/2013 7:20PM

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SPLASHDOG1 7/2/2013 4:27PM

    What a blast! I went rafting on the Salmon river when I was in my late 20's and had a great time, I'd love to go again some day. I'm glad you are enjoying your trip - looks like beautiful country!

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-LINDA_S 7/2/2013 3:26PM

    Happy Birthday Trip! Hope you continue to enjoy it. I'm just going to brunch for my birthday soon...

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PINKBEANBOO 7/2/2013 2:07PM

    Those are beautiful pictures. What a great place to spend birthday #40. Lucky girl!

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LISAINMS 7/2/2013 2:00PM

    Beautiful views! Looks like you had a GREAT time on your birthday this year. Happy, happy!

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FITFOODIE806 7/2/2013 9:24AM

    Happy Birthday! What an awesome trip. The rafting looks like a blast.

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/2/2013 9:22AM

    Sounds fun. Happy Belated.

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CORNERKICK 7/2/2013 3:15AM

  Great pics, thanks for sharing and...

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FREEME1980 7/2/2013 1:58AM

    emoticon Great pics! Beautiful scenery & lots of fun!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/2/2013 12:08AM

  Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a lovely trip.

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MRS.CARLY 7/1/2013 10:09PM

    I LOVE colorado! It is beautiful! that sounds like an awesome birthday to me! I love the pictures and can't wait to see the next ones!

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CINDYTW 7/1/2013 10:08PM

  emoticon Glad you are having a great time!


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CAROL494 7/1/2013 10:02PM

  Great photos!

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