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Summer adventures


We recently returned from a two week trip visiting friends and family out west. We had a wonderful time and I wanted to share a bit about our trip here. I will be writing about our adventures state by state rather than as they occurred.

We visited our dear friends, Steve and Karen who live near Denver. They hosted us wonderfully and we had a great time in their home and as we traveled with them. We were able to visit their church on the Sunday we were there and to hear their son, Ryan, preach and to meet his wife and children. We spent a few days in their home before starting off on a road trip.

One evening we took the train from their town into downtown Denver. We ate at The Spaghetti Factory Restaurant and then strolled around town. They showed us the office buildings where they used to work.

We traveled with them to Utah (which will be another post) and on the way back stopped to spend the night at the Hotel Colorado, which is reportedly the oldest hotel in Colorado. Teddy Roosevelt stayed there and there are pictures and a statue of him on display and the gift shop sells many kinds of teddy bears in his honor.

The hotel does not have air conditioning but fortunately the temperatures were quite comfortable the night we were there. The hotel is in the town of Glenwood Springs and is located right across the street from a hot spring pool where you can soak in the hot, mineral laden water. We had considered doing this but it was pretty expensive so we decided to forgo the experience. We did eat at another Italian restaurant called Italian Underground.


We ate breakfast in the hotel dining room and at the recommendation of the waiter we tried the French Toast which was coated in Corn Flake crumbs. It was delicious and is a technique I want to try to duplicate here at home. 🙂

We had a wonderful visit with our friends and were so thankful for their gracious hospitality and many kindnesses. We had a great time visiting places which were new to all of us and seeing places which were special to them. Our one regret is that Colorado and South Carolina are so far apart!


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1 Comment on “Summer adventures”

  1. #1 Reverie Collins
    on Jun 26th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Fun to see a picture of French Toast with Corn Flake crumbs. This is how I grew up eating French Toast! My mom had discovered this when she worked in a hospital cafeteria. I’ve tried using other crumbled cereals, but corn flake crumbs works the best and you can usually find a box of crumbs in the baking aisle at the grocery store.


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