The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday in Boulder

Those of you old enough to remember, will recognize this home as the "Mork and Mindy" house from the sitcom! Tom went on an organized tour of Boulder through work last week, and learned locations of interesting historical places. This was one I knew some of you would recognize!
We drove to Chautauqua City Park and hiked a bit on one of the trails leading to the base of the Flat Iron Mountains. Unfortunately, it was way too hot to go far, but it was still a pretty view! The park is the largest city park in America with 45,000 acres. As the park ranger told us, "Most cities build a park around their city, but we built a city inside our park."
Kyle taking a rest before we head back down the trail.
Beautiful view of the city of Boulder and the CU campus.
Sunflowers were blooming in the park, but ours in the garden have yet to even form a blossom!

This morning I tried out a new church, and afterwards we took a day trip into Boulder where Tom gave us a tour of all the new places he learned of on, "Banjo Billy's Bus Tour" last week! There is so much more to Boulder than I have seen, and it was fun to hear all the tales of local lore, etc...We drove into Chautauqua City Park and enjoyed a peaceful, yet hot, hike into the mountains. Afterwards we ate lunch at "Wahoo Fish Tacos" (Tom's the only one who had the fish though!) And, right now the kids are setting up tents in the yard hoping to spend the night with the coyotes we hear each evening. The mosquitoes are biting BIG this week though, so I hope we can encourage them to come back in, or stayed zipped up so intruders can't find their way in! HA HA

3 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a great Sunday. A mix of lots of good things. Church, relaxing with family, a meal out and sleeping out in a tent. Let us know how that works out. The kids are tough they will probably hold up just fine.

Nanu-Nanu!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi found you through the nester's site. Is your header the 7 peaks in Canada? Lake morane? It reminds me of our trip to Banff park ahwile back. Anyways lool..I enjoyed visiting your site. Thanks, cherry

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize you had done the Boulder tour this weekend. Sounds like you saw and did a lot . You were in beautiful country and I'm sure had a fun filled day. It's always nice to see new places in your area, especially when it's close by. Love, Mom