Summer Fun @ Copper Mountain

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We spend a lot of weekends at Copper Mountain skiing in the winter. But it turns out they keep the place pretty busy in the summer too. Festivals and events are happening all the time. But during the weekdays it is nice and quiet and the kids love to go there and play. You can get a “summer season pass” … Read More

Lake Wawasee

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As a kid, I spent every summer weekend at Pier 151 on Lake Wawasee.  The “lake” as it was simply known to me was where we went to play in the water.  Boating, skiing, turtle hunting, and more.  As far as things I miss about my birthplace, that’s right up there.  The access to water and the warmth of that … Read More

Florida 2015

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Just as it started to get cold in Colorado, it was time for Thanksgiving break.  Time to go somewhere!  This year we decided to head to Florida to take the kids to Disney, Universal, and catch up with family.  Here they are in my selfie attempt on Its a Small World. The big girls still love this stuff but I … Read More

Leadville Zip Lines

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On the way into Leadville on highway 91, this establishment, Top of the Rockies, offers snowmobiling in the winter. A few summers ago, they built a zip line ride as well. I figured they saw my zip line creation and were trying to give me competition. Bring it! Kim decided enough was enough and booked us on a tour there. … Read More

Kids: Mount Elbert 2014

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For the prior 2 years, on the 4th of July holiday weekend, I have taken my kids on a mountain climbing adventure. We stuck to Mount Sherman for those. Its close. Its short. But its steep. But we nailed those. So this year, I was ready to diversify. And I felt like gambling on a successful summit. I wanted to … Read More