Edited to add: I just noticed that this never posted…so much for setting a date to do it automatically!
One of the last ‘touring’ things we did was to visit the Olympic Training Center. Honestly, while I enjoy watching the Olympics when they come around, I really didn’t care if we missed that one, but it turned out to be one of my favorite places we saw.
It’s a guided tour, and we were guided by an Olympic-hopeful. We got some inside information and will be looking for her in 2016! We saw many of the training areas, walked through the hall of fame, and watched a very inspirational video. They house many trainees in the Olympic Village, and the trainees can be as young as 15 years old. I just can’t imagine sending my 15-year-old off to live elsewhere for years for the sake of a sport…
We also celebrated Twinkle’s 3rd birthday on New Year’s Day. As you can guess, it was a small affair- just dinner, presents, and cake.
Early the next morning, we headed out! We decided to spend a day with my aunt in Show Low, AZ so we took a
longer different way back. We decided to stop at Four Corners, the only place in the US where 4 states meet at one point. There is virtually nothing there but a nice little monument and wide open land. Oh, and let’s not forget the toilet seats placed over a hole in the ground. All of that only cost $3 per person! Seriously, it’s an outrageous price, but we figured it may be a very long time before we ever have a reason to be up that way again. So now we can say that we’ve been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Oh, wait. There were no t-shirts…or magnets…or coffee mugs…or anything else…
And that’s it! The first thing my kids did when we got home was run to their beds and hug them :)
We had a fabulous time and look forward to seeing all the family again. Colorado is beautiful, but as the saying goes…there’s no place like home!