About a month ago, Kirby and I flew up to Denver to spend a long weekend with my brother and to see a few sites. This is becoming an annual occurrence; August is a great time to get out of Houston, even if only for a few days, and Kirby gets to end the summer on a high note as well.
We spent a couple of days exploring areas west of Denver, including the Pearl Street pedestrian mall in Boulder. There Kirby decided to ride a snail: We also went to check out the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Here, Kirby and his Uncle Dave step out of the way of a well-preserved vintage steam locomotive on its way around the museum's test track:Here's another shot of Kirby and his Uncle Dave, peering down from a rock along I-70 near Georgetown, Colorado. We were checking out the mountain scenery while we waited for our reservation on the Georgetown Loop Railroad:
Kirby also got to visit the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass. The high altitude was no problem for him:
All in all, a short yet enjoyable trip to the Rockies. The next step is to fly out there during the winter, so Kirby can learn how to snowboard!