We enjoy hiking as a family around here but sometimes getting kids out the door can be a lot of work (lots of whining and moaning.) We decided to go explore an open space area called Red Rock. It had lots of rock to climb and once climbed the kids would yell "take my picture!"
It was a really beautiful area and we had a great time.
Aaron was in charge of Easter egg hunts this year. Our ward put on one at a park close to the church and the three younger kids enjoyed running around finding eggs. For the youth they did geocaching.
I have been practicing for Sally DeFords Easter Cantata that has been tradition for 23 years in the Colorado Springs area. There were a 130+ volunteer choir along with pianist, organist, violin, cellist, and bells. It was called I Stand All Amazed and was about the life of Christ. It was really wonderful to be a part of such and awesome choir and production.
Cripple Creek is a little over an hour away and it is an old mining town turned casino town. They were having an ice festival the first couple weekends in Feb. We decided to take a drive and see a little more of Colorado.
The theme was Cartoons. We saw the little mermaid, scooby doo, looney toons, and more.
This was an ice slide. Garrett especially enjoyed it.
In the ice maze.
There were several museums that were open to the public that day too so we went and checked those out too.
The view coming into to the valley. It was gorgeous!
Over all it was a fun outing. It was good to explore a little. I'm glad we went.