Happy Saturday! It’s like summer here today. My husband and son went to Six Flags while I stayed with Kidlet #2. We went to lunch and then headed to the bookstore. We missed story time but we didn’t care. Outfitted with my free cappuccino and a sugar cookie for the Kidlet, we headed to the children’s section.
We spent a few hours reading all of the books that caught my daughter’s eye but there were so many books that I wanted, that I didn’t walk out with any of them.
As I was typing this, I just heard my daughter coloring with a marker and lo and behold…guess what she was doing? Writing in the new book I JUST BOUGHT HER. Not happy about that! Planned to say a few more things but that will have to wait a bit.
Family vacations, especially in the summer, are always near and dear to me. A time to re-group, spend time with the family and hopefully check out some new stuff along the way. This year we decided to tour a city that we have never been to. That city was…drum roll please…. Denver! We also decided to toss Boulder in there as well and even threw in Colorado Springs towards the end.
Once of the sights that I was most excited about, was The Tattered Cover bookstore. There are three locations in Colorado, but my favorite was the historic LoDo store. It is located in the middle of downtown, in a quaint, three-story building full of reading nooks and wonderful smells coming from the coffee shop. We ended up visiting the store twice.. The second time, I was lucky enough to snag a spot on the sofa so I could read to my 4-year old. It was also raining outside. It was so cozy!
I walked away with some books for the kids and a beautiful, hardbound copy of Anne of the Green Gables. Oh, I also picked up a literary magazine as well.
We visited museums, the aquarium and the zoo. We shopped, we ate.. we ate and ate. It was also my son’s 10th
birthday that week so we celebrated with a trip to Water World
and a nice dinner out. He said it was the best day ever!
All in all, it was a great time, but I was happy to come home. For one, it was cooler here in California than it was in Colorado, which I thought was rather odd. The locals said it was weird weather for sure! Now we are trying to figure out what we will do next year. I want a nice, relaxing vacation where I can sit and do nothing.. probably won’t happen with kids but any suggestions?