Monday, July 7, 2014

Colorado Springs

One thing we struggle with as a family is where to eat when we travel. There's only so much a family can store in little hotel refrigerators.

I have to say that this is the best trip we've had for eating out. It wasn't until the end of our trip I started to risk eating less healthy. I sure did pay for it.

In Colorado Springs I saw that they had a place in their main shopping strip called Heart of Jerusalem Cafe. I'm all for trying different types of food, so we went there.

I got a salad and coffee. OMG they both were good.

I wish they had a website I could link up to, but they don't have one.

After that we decided to go to a castle: Miramont Castle Museum.

I do have to say that Daddy and I were envisioning the castle to be different than it was. We thought it was going to be just an old castle to walk through. It was more just a castle shell, with a museum inside it.

It was one of Mica's favorite spots. He enjoyed it so much because they had a scavenger hunt for him to fill out. Let me tell you he wouldn't let us move on unless the prior question was answered. In fact one question got overlooked, and he had to got back down a floor to find the answer. Then it took us awhile to find something that was behind an open door. He was really into it.

So if you have a shop, gallery, or museum a scavenger hunt for kids to fill out may solve some problems for active children.

Here are some of the things they had in the museum:

In the end of the scavenger hunt a gentleman looked over Mica's answers to see if he had them all right or not. Then Mica and Isaak got to pick out 2 pieces of vintage candy. They were so excited.


Masshole Mommy said...

How fun! My boys love scavenger hunts, too!

Harry Flashman said...

You and your husband are like my parents were, and like my wife and I tried to be.

"Enriching Experiences."

I think it's well worth the money spent to give your kids a broader view of the country they live in. I know people here who have never seen the ocean, though it's six hours away by car.

~ Noelle said...

i like the idea of a museum in there, to give it a different spin on things... but it would have been neat to see the inside of a castle like it was back then

Ai Sakura said...

Lil Pumpkin would like that scavenger hunt... and I love how they presented the coffee :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Maryann D. said...

What a fun trip and terrific photos. My daughter would have loved to see the Miramont Castle Museum.
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Theresa Mahoney said...

What a neat little museum castle. I like the idea of getting kids involved in their surroundings by providing a scavenger hunt. And candy at the end makes it even sweeter!

Eat To Live said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time on your vacation with amazing food.

mail4rosey said...

I like the museum. That coffee looks pretty great too, the presentation is fun!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I would've loved the Jerusalem Café. That's my kind of food. You all had such a fun trip.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I would've loved the Jerusalem Café. That's my kind of food. You all had such a fun trip.


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