Thursday, August 18, 2011

Colorado Springs Vacation Part 2

  The North Pole
If you ever wanted to take your children to the North Pole,this is the place to go.It is just a few miles up Pikes Peak Mountain.It is a wonderful little amusement park nestled in the mountains amongst beautiful scenery.It is great for all ages!      I even went to the website before our trip and printed coupons.So you can get in for a great price too.
I love the fact that it had a beautiful little chapel and presented the real story of Christmas.Even in the souveneir shop,it had a little book for children ,I want to say it was called the Kneeling Santa but I am not sure but I intend to do some research because I would like to get it.I know it was prefaced by Pat Boone ,although he was not the author.If you know the book I am talking about,please let me know.If you have read it,let me know your thoughts.
My husband loved the ferris wheel,I am sure He had a great view but I dont mix well with heights,lol.It certainly was neat just to see one in the mountains.  
One of Sydney's favorite rides is The Peppermint Slide.It is pretty neat ,you climb the stairs inside and then slide down on a burlap slack.They also have a little train,the candy cane roller coaster,toy shops,candy shops and the list goes on.If you need Christmas decorations,they have those too.If  you want to see Santa,you can do that too.This is certainly a fun place for kids and where the adults can be kids too. 
          

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Colorado Springs Vacation Part 1

                      The Seven Falls

This is located by Colorado Springs close to the foot of Pikes Peak.One of the most beautiful places I have seen.
There may not be as much to do in Seven Falls as other place but the views are breathtaking and a must see in my book.
This is the tourist shop and snack area at the bottom of Seven Falls.Let me tell you,coming from Texas and the extreme heat,it was so nice just to sit here and enjoy the weather and the scenery.

This is the actual Seven Falls.You can climb stairs to get up one side or take the mountain elevator to get to the top of the other side but once you get to the top  you can't see as much as you can if you take the stairs.But it's still worth the view for those who can not climb stairs.

You can see the mountain elevator in the next picture.

My husband and my daughter having a good time.We always seem to take vacation the same week as my daughter's birthday.She turned 7 this past week.Happy Birthday to my sweet Sydney.To know her is to love the energy she has and wish that you could be able to bottle it up ,lol.

Sydney's favorite thing we saw at the the bottom just outside Seven Falls was this beautiful fawn.
I will share more of our short and sweet vacation in my next post.
Thank you for stopping by my little blog!

Remember that God created all this beauty,it is for us to see His handiwork.If He can create all this beauty around us,He can do anything .Sometimes we need to take what we see in nature and apply it to our lives.When we step back and let God do what He needs to do in our lives(let His will be done other than ours)...He can make something beautiful and use us for his honor and glory.He created so much in 7 days and we act like He can't handle our lives. 
"Do what you can do and let God do what you can't."