So, we had a nice pancake breakfast, and the kids freely played....
Then, late morning, we ventured out a very short distance to "downtown Leadville" to look around at the shops. The kiddos were promised a park, assuming good behavior.
We looked around. Yep -- we were indeed in Colorado -- Ha!
We bought some touristy souvenir t-shirts. Here are the kids in their's (actually taken after we got home).
AND, we found a backpack for Luke for kindergarten (supply #1 checked off of the list)....
Then, we headed to a park.
Kate had been on a merry-go-round before, but this particular day, she was NOT having it!
After the park, we headed back to the house for lunch and nap/quiet time.
And, here would be where the "went downhill" part of our trip started. Our trip ultimately was fantastic, and what happened next most certainly could have been worse. BUT, nevertheless, it happened.
Toward the end of quiet time, Luke nicely came over to me & gave me a hug. I noticed at that time he felt warmer than normal. So, I grabbed the thermometer in my packed "pharmacy". He had a slight fever.
He was acting fine. SO, we decided to go on ahead & take a short drive to Turquoise Lake. In my mind, if he did have something, at Turquoise Lake, we wouldn't be around people. I'm SO thankful we did because nothing touristy happened the next day because Luke was sicker. (Will be in another post)....
Turquoise Lake was really quite pretty, and we ended up driving clear around it, periodically stopping for sight-seeing, rock-climbing (Luke), and rock-throwing (Luke & Kate).
This boy of our's has turned out to be quite the little rock-climber. Luke is SO non-risky and not the most coordinated (even for his age)....I personally enjoyed seeing him climb on the rocks with only a healthy fear (as opposed to an irrational fear)....
This girl, on the other hand, made her parents nervous. She had not enough fear of the rocks -- especially for being a clumsy 2 year-old! It's a good thing she's cute with a nice smile!
After Turquoise Lake, we headed back to the house for supper. It had been a nice low-key day!
More to come....though you've now seen all of the main highlighted pics!