Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds is in Colorado Springs, about an hour drive from us.  This was a really fun spring break outing.  If you are ever in the area, I recommend it.  It is a good hike/walk about half mile through the caves; at one point I believe you are about 7600 ft elevation.  Theses caves were originally discovered by two ten year old boys.  Can you imagine being ten and crawling into a cave where you could see million year old stalactites hanging from the ceiling?

As part of the original tours, visitors were allowed to reach up and break one off to take home as a suvenior.  Things have changed just a bit, as this one spot of the rock is the only place you are allowed to touch on your way out.

While waiting for our tour, we had the chance to do some panning for precious stones and enjoy the view. It was cold and windy so we were happy to get inside the cave and out of the wind when our number was called! 

This was something we have been wanting to do for a long time and we are happy that we did it!  
I always end up wishing we had done more on spring break and yet each day was full - playing at the park, going out for ice cream, doing projects around the house, putting the trampoline up, having cousins over for a sleepover, going on family bikerides and having a picnic lunch at the park.  I guess I just feel like we can't compete with all the disneyland and hawaii trips I hear about and I hope that my children don't feel cheated.  We do try to create memories for our family, get outside often, and explore the great sites to visit that Colroado does have.  I know that having a lot of money doesn't make life easy, but some days I wouldn't mind just trying it out, would you?
sailing on,


  1. I am awful at planning any type of outing when my kids are on break from school. I admire your activities!

  2. I love spring break! I also love family adventures. The joy of doing cheap things is you can do lots of them often. Your kids are so adorable. Every time i see a picture of Clark I just want to pick him up and squeeze... I love that you have pictures of Kurt and yourself. I need to remember to let my kids take pics more. xo

  3. I think those kind of family activities are the best. I have no desire to ever take my kids or myself to disneyland and think that the whole disney thing is wayy over rated. Sounds like fun!!

  4. Some of my favorite memories from my childhood are the simple, cheap things that we did as a family - I love the picnic lunch in the park! You are an awesome mom and I think your kids are way more blessed!!!