One of our big excursions during my parent's visit, was to go down south to Canon City (pronounced Canyon). They have some wonderful friends from their mission in Nauvoo that live there, and so we went to go and see the Roncos :). Their house had all sorts of fun things, and there were even giant, fresh cinnamon rolls for us to eat - so good!
After we visited with the Roncos at their home for a little while, we decided to go out and see Royal Gorge. Rather than pay a bunch of money to see it, they knew of a great lookout where we could see it for free. Awesome! And I had to snap a picture of my parents with their friends :).
The gorge was beautiful, but I didn't get too close to the edge. Besides trying to wrangle Arthur in his leash and keep him from touching a cactus or running away, I was also getting a little dizzy. My dad managed to get a little closer to the edge though. (He took the picture in the top right.)
Lily was not happy about Grandpa being that close to the edge though. She was content to stay far away from the edge and wanted everyone else to do the same.
Luckily, Lily got over her fear of heights, because the next place they took us was a lot scarier to me - a tiny one lane road with sheer cliffs - sometimes on both sides. It was worth it though, as the kids got to see dinosaur footprints in the rock.
I was very happy that Arthur was sound asleep in the van, as the edges here seemed a lot more precarious. It made for a fantastic view of Canon City though :).
On our way out of town, we stopped at a local burger place that was so good! I wish I could remember the name - I just remember it was on ninth street, over the river and just past Myrtle Street :). It was the perfect end to a very fun day.