Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: ARAPAHOE BASIN - COLORADO
What a history!
GOOD DAY FOLKS!
Greetings from snowy Colorado.
Not much to tell about yesterday; the kids wanted a day off the slopes and so be it. We spent the day hanging out and also got to know the town of Dillon a wee bit better.
Dillon Main Street 1945
Dillon has had a unique history. The original town of Dillon was built as a stage stop and trading post on the northeast side of the Snake River. The town was named for Tom Dillon, a prospector, and was incorporated in 1883. The current location of Dillon is its fourth town site! The last “Old Dillon,” was located 250 feet below the surface of Dillon Reservoir. And get this...There were two other versions of Old Dillon on the valley floor before that! (credit: townofdillon.com & wikipedia)
As for us, well we headed out for a nice stroll along Lake Dillon (Dillon Reservoir) - The world's highest deep-water marina! Each year hosting the Dillon Open Regatta, the world’s highest regatta at 9,017 ft above sea level.
The day was lovely, it had stopped snowing and the skies had cleared up ever so beautifully. Once again we stopped to watch the snowkiting, Dominic took the opportunity to goof off in the snow, we were entertained by the dogs that were romping on the frozen lake, and then there was Cosette who claimed that she was preparing for Quebec by purposely not bringing her gloves (not sure how that works in her mind), and she was eager to head back...I wonder why?!
She continued to want to head back until we eventually found ourselves at Marina Park. The playground here is full of super neat features and this is where all the fun had begun!
We swung, spun, slipped, slid and laughed. Oh how we laughed!!!
We had the park to ourselves and we all had a blast! The kids had even asked "Why don't we have parks like this back home?!" I really don't know, but I wish we did!
Today we are getting snow showers and will be heading out to hit all the fresh powder on the slopes at Arapahoe Basin (a locals favorite).
I'll catch you guys back here tomorrow. -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop
W2GW in Queens!
And a big hello to Tanya and gang in Arapahoe Basin in snowy Colorado!
Did you read her blog today about the town of Dillon? She is correct in saying that it has a unique history. <<<----<<<----<<<----<<<----<<<
I spent most of yesterday afternoon helping both girls with their school projects. Gianna is building a replica of a section of Machu Picchu in Peru.
So, far it's coming along very beautifully! I'll be taking a picture of the finished project tonight, as it is due tomorrow.
As for Kelsey, she is working on her "Travel Brochure" book report about her Goddess Girls book. It's adorable thus far!! I'll show you that as well tomorrow.
Well, here we are and it's Where to Go Wednesday. I had to change my plan for this Friday. I originally had plans to go to the Louis Armstrong House and The Lewis H. Latimer House but my museum buddy, my Aunt Ro, had a change in her schedule and was forced to cancel. So, instead, we are going to these museums next Friday.
I'm a little disappointed but, these things happen. In the end, I think it's probably for the best as Long Island is expecting a huge snow storm this Friday.
If we have time, I'm thinking about going to the John Bowne House, which is an historic home located in Flushing, Queens, New York.
It was built around 1661, and was where the location of a Quaker meeting in 1662 that resulted in the arrest of its owner, John Bowne for holding a religious meeting. Since 1947, Bowne House has been a museum.
It's going to be a Queens kind of day!!
With 25 museums located in the borough of Queens, there are so many places I'll be visiting over the next few months!