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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Adventures In The City

It's been over seven weeks since we made the trek from Colorado Springs to the Denver area, and we've had many an adventure since then! The Big Guy is working enough for the both of us, so I am now officially a stay at home mom. It's something I've wanted from the moment I laid eyes on the Little Man though I didn't always realize it. That being said, being stuck in a two bedroom apartment with a 3 year old day after day is not ideal, so I've made it a point to get out and "do stuff". There is sooooo much to do up here, and a lot of it  is free or reasonably priced. Here's some of the fun we've had so far:

City Park
{Free}
We actually just went to take this family picture, but we ended up having a lot of fun along the way!



The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
{Free with our membership}
We still make regular trips down to Colorado Springs, so one day we took advantage of our zoo membership before it expired. It was one of the most fun days we'd had at the zoo!








Little Man's First Rockies Game!!
{Our sister got a special deal, but there are always reasonably priced tickets and you can bring food in the stadium if you follow the rules}
In mid May we went to Little Man's first Rockies baseball game with The Big Guy's sister. I honestly wasn't paying much attention to the game, because we were having so much fun in the stands! Little man had his first shaved ice, and that was...an adventure...silly me I forgot to grab napkins!

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Memorial Day Weekend
The Butterfly Pavilion and Red Rocks Park
{$9.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids 2-12; Red Rocks Park is free}
Both sets of parents/grandparents came up for Memorial Day weekend, so we headed to a couple spots we've been wanting to see.

The Butterfly Pavilion was the coolest thing! If you have any interest at all in butterflies, it's worth a visit, and the prices really aren't too bad. They have a lot more than just butterflies, but, of course, that was the highlight of the day.



We went for a short hike in Red Rocks Park the next day. It's a beautiful park!

{Free}
This is an awesome and fun way to cool down. We've already been a couple of times, and it's a hug hit with Little Man.


Truck Driving Championship
My dad is a driver for a trucking company that participates in the truck driving competition, so we went out to support him and got to check out some cool trucks while we were at it.


Denver Museum of Nature and Science
{Free Day}
There are so many "free days" up here in the Denver area, so we decided to take advantage of one, and go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Free Day. Parking was a little crazy (especially if you're driving a long bed pickup like I was), but it was totally worth any hassle. It's such a neat place!




The Children's Museum of Denver
{Free Afternoon/Evening}
Thanks to Target, families can enjoy a free evening at the Children's Museum of Denver the first Tuesdays of  the month, so we decided to check it out. I remember LOVING the Children's Museum when I was a kid.

It. 
Was. 
Insane.

Don't get me wrong. It was really cool, and we'll go back. We'll just avoid the free day and pay to get in next time. Since it was a free day, there were soooo many people there. Ahhhh! It was just a little too much for me and definitely not worth saving the money in my opinion.

Nonetheless, Little Man enjoyed himself.



Well, that's our adventures so far in a nutshell. We've been having little adventures at home and around our complex since that crazy day at the Children's Museum, but I'll save that for another post.

Until next time!

Erin

2 comments:

  1. 1. He's absolutely adorable! 2. I love all of your low budget adventures. I'm happy to have found your blog and I can't wait to follow future adventures!
    xo, Hima
    P.S. I just started a blog and joined the cool kids club. I'd love for your to swing by and leave me a comment with some feedback! Thank you so much.
    Hima Hearts

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Glad you're having fun up there. we need to visit sometime soon.

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