Aug 3, 2012

Going West 2012

We had a fabulous time on a long vacation west to Mt. Rushmore and Colorado. Here are a few highlights:

Beautiful Badlands of South Dakota
Chloe got super close to a prairie dog. 
She was so patient and it came all the way up and sniffed her fingers.

Mt. Rushmore

Whit's End Soda Shop
Adventures in Odyssey came to life at
Focus on the Family, Colorado Spring, CO
We got to visit Chloe's adoption agency
Chinese Children Adoption International
Denver, CO
Chloe didn't quite know what to make of other adoptive girls learning Chinese and cultural dances.

Our family with Josh the agency founder
We found snow at 10,000 feet on top of a mountain in Breckenridge, CO

Chloe the "horse whisperer" had her first horseback ride and loved it!

The City Museum in St. Louis was one of our last stops on our 3 week trip and a favorite.  It was a laberynth of recycled parts welded together to make a 4 floor adult sized playland.