Saturday, June 27, 2015

Red Rocks, 16th Street Mall, Missional Community & Saying GoodBye

Sunday (6/14) we woke up a little sad that it was our last day of vacation but ready to enjoy it to the fullest!!  We picked the kids up from the Sanfords house and headed over to Red Rocks.  It was fun to see the amazing amphitheater they have built in the middle of the rock formations!  We went on our last hike of the trip.  It had been a trip full of hiking!! 

 It was really neat to see the city of Denver in the background of the beautiful rocks!

 We then headed back downtown to the 16th Street Mall.  It is a mile long pedestrian shopping area.  They have really neat fountains and pianos out all along the street.  We enjoyed exploring the shops and restaurants.  

 One of the kids favorites was a candy store with giant candy!

 We ate at a famous burger restaurant called 5280.  It was yummy!

 Late afternoon we headed back to Lowry to attend the Sanford's missional community group.  This is the start of their church plant.  They have several families that attend so it was great to get to meet them.  We helped to cook out and invited lots of their neighbors to the group.
 The kids enjoyed playing and meeting neighbors through sports and playing on the playground.
 I love this picture of Kate and Reagan.  They because such special friends so quickly!
 We loved getting to spend so much time with the Sanfords and seeing how God is using them in the Lowry area.  Be praying for them as they continue to serve and work in Lowry.  It was such a special way to finish up our trip!
 Monday (6/15) we had to set our alarm clocks to get up early (only time the whole trip) to catch our plane home.  First we had to turn in our rental car.  This poor car served us well over the 2 weeks.  We put almost 2,000 miles on it.  It was also peeed in and thrown up in by kids.  Poor car will never be the same!!
 It was a quick 2 hour flight home.
 We were welcomed back to the South with really warm temperatures!  Nothing like being broken back in quickly.
Well, that wraps it up!  That is our trip!  We had such an amazing time.  So thankful for such a fun time together as a family.  We can't wait until our next trip!