Red Rocks!

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Owen traveled to COLORADO by plane, and stayed just down the street from his brother Scott, sister in law Meg and baby niece Marlee.  I was anxious about how disruptive the trip could be on Owen and Owen on the trip, but unlike the last time Owen went to Colorado, this time no police were called in to locate him.. He did not go for a solo tour of the Denver neighborhood. He seemed agreeable to the whole trip.

I know he liked our outing to Red Rocks—!

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Good thing we wore the hiking boots though.
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It looked like an easy little hike…

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and Owen is pretty intrepid (he crawled on the ice for one stretch)
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…and he’s certainly persistent enough…

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we were sufficiently challenged 
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…and satisfied to reach the top.

 

 

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(Are those some illicit climbers on top??)
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And there was Oskar, waiting for us.
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Secret handshake?
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Contemplating an illicit climb
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Then it was time to go down– 
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-and down–

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– and down!

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(Two determined men)

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0228181447_HDRIt was VERY fun to climb up — and slip over (!!) — and squelch through — and descend down the Red Rocks of Colorado — all the way down to the museum and amphitheater on the other side. Whew! What a memorable adventure.

But it was pretty nice to have Oskar climb back up and over and down and get the car, to pick us up! And take us home…

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…to snuggle with baby Marlee some more.

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Aww. Uncle Owen. (Yes, yes, mom posed this one.)

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Uh, ok Uncle Owen, enough is enough…

To read about Owen’s last trip to Colorado click Owen Meets the Police