We left the Motel 6 around 7:30 in the morning and started the 9 hours to Denver/Parker CO. I was fully expecting to have to stop for a few hours to get the babies out of the van, and that we would be lucky if it we made it into Parker before 8pm. Boy was I wrong! Carson and Courtney did WONDERFUL! I am completely shocked at how good they did.
We did make a few stops, Colby, KS and Junction City. Both times we stopped at Wal Marts. That allowed for Carson to run around and play with the balls in the toy department. We met another family traveling from Wisconsin to Denver and they were letting their 1 year old do the same thing we were doing. It was fun to chat with them for a little bit while our kiddos played with the balls.
After our last Wal Mart stop, Courtney fell asleep, and Carson did soon after, allowing us to get all the way into Parker, CO by 4:30. We didn’t have a hotel reserved ahead of time, I thought we would say at the Inn Town Suites near where Pat played Volleyball, but they were booked until Monday, so we decided to go to the Double Tree Inn, at $99 a night, we thought why not after the Motel 6, we wanted a nicer bed. You can read my review of the Denver Tech Center Double Tree Inn here.
After we got settled in, we decided to go for a little dip in the pool. WOW, was that every what we needed. Both babies loved it, and it gave Gave a chance to take a shower while we let the babies play in the pool. A saltwater pool at that. If you have never swam in a saltwater pool, I highly recommend finding one and going for a dip. It is wonderful!
As soon as we were done swimming, we headed up to our room, got changed and went to dinner. We headed to the Golden Coral in Parker, since we felt it would be easier on the babies to have food immediately and not have to wait for us to be served. I was surprised at how good the food was. For a buffet restaurant, it was really good and they even had freshly spun cotton candy which Carson thoroughly enjoyed!
Tomorrow our Denver tourist adventure begins, I can’t wait to see my daughter Angel and go back up to the mountains and feed the chipmunks!