Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Colorado in September

Last Thursday I headed out to Colorado to visit my Dad, while on his R&R from Afghanistan. Emily (sista) and Kevin (hipsta) visited from Denver and we had a great time! This was one of the greatest trips I have had out there, although it would have been better if Mom, Greg and the rest of our family had been able to make it... maybe next time! On Friday, Em and I went to Walsenburg to check out some of the antique/junk stores and found some killer $4 rings - best buy of the whole trip! Then we headed to Cuchara with the boys and ate at the infamous Dog Bar, did a little shopping, and then drove up to the Cuchara pass to look at the beautiful Aspen leaves changing. Saturday we headed to Antonito, CO to catch the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Train to Osier where we ate lunch and headed back. Along the way we saw Aspen trees, deep gorges, transvestites, holey sweatpants, and sut. All in all, it was a 6 hour trip that was amazing! Some photos are below. Sunday was the day Em and Kevin headed back to Denver (sad!). Kevin headed back on his bike while Em followed Dad and I to Pueblo, CO where we walked the Riverwalk and found a local pub to eat lunch. If you've never had a boxty from an Irish pub, I suggest you try one.... delish! If it hadn't been before noon, I would have tried one of their brews... maybe next time! Later that day Dad and I did some shopping at Lowe's where I saw my first ever "unisex" labeled bathroom... still pondering that one.
We had a grand visit in a short amount of time. Hope to get Greg out there with me next time... but someone has to work around here!
Enjoy the photos below...

Dad and Kevin on the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Ride through the mountains.

View of the Aspen changing from the outdoor train car.

Shamrock Brewing Co. in Pueblo, CO.

Laverne and Shirley ... oops,
I mean Katie and Emily getting on the train.
Most often we find ourselves dressed alike.

Me and Dad at the bridge in Cuchara, CO.

Me and Em up at the Cuchara overlook, breezy...
Hilariously striped sisters.

Em's attempt at the Titanic pose...


Me, never wanting to leave!


  1. Awe, Katie! I love it! Colorado is the next place I really want to be stationed...if not Hawaii. It reminds me so much of Alaska, but closer to family.

  2. Ahhh- love your write up and new Fall background! Great pics and great trip- I wish we could do that every weekend. Love and miss you so much! You are my heart:)xoxo