Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fishing with the Princesses

One morning we went up to Maroon Bells so Mara could try out her Princess fishing pole. (You can buy Princess anything!) Just look at that form!

She was very patient, and stuck with it for quite a while, even though she didn't catch anything.

Jonathan was content to throw rocks.

And chase the geese. (aka rats with wings)

Another day we went up to Independence Pass, stopping at the ghost town of Independence on the way. Gold was discovered here July 4, 1879, and by 1882 the town had a population of 1500.

Up at the pass we met this guy with his brand new $350,000 Lamborghini. He said he had 80 cars, but he didn't look like Jay Leno.

After he moved, we got the obligatory "I was there" photo.

On the way down we stopped at the grotto for lunch.

And Papa, Brian's dad, tried out the Princess fishing pole. (He's going to kill me for putting this on the blog!)

And Mara and Jonathan threw rocks.


  1. Papa's Princess fishing pole matches his shirt......

    Great photos, I enjoy traveling along with people that have a good time.. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey Diane... Sounds like you had the best day with the family... Nothing like it is there? Papa did look really cutsie with that pink pole... The kids are really adorable. Great photos!

    Have Fun & Travel Safe

  3. Fun with the family... Life doesn't get any better.

  4. Love the kids boots. I want a pair. They'd be great on the dance floor.

  5. The Maroon Bells never looked bitter!!

  6. I'm with you on the rats, but that picture is perfect. Great memories with the family. Is that really Ken's father?

  7. Whoops, that IS Ken, Brian's father. I fixed it. Wow, he really is going to kill me...

  8. Your grandchildren are precious. Fantastic pictures


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