After a full day of exploring Vail Village and the Racquet Club, we ventured a little farther out on Friday and headed to Breckenridge.
Our first stop was the Country Boy Mine. Luke wants to be a geologist and he was PUMPED about getting to see a real life mine!
We were there early which meant we had lots of time to check out the animals.
Sweetest. Dog. Ever.
Look at how excited and cooperative they were to take a picture :)
Obsessed. It's too bad I'm allergic to cats ;)
The boys went down the ore shoot slide at least a dozen times and it was crazy because they had to run up a GIANT hill to get back to the top. They were WORN OUT!
The boys bought mining helmets and I attempted another group pic. #fail
It was seriously like they'd never seen a cat before :)
Getting some quick info from our tour guide before it started.
Everyone on the tour had to wear a real helmet, but the jackets were optional. My boys were the only ones who opted to wear them and I couldn't stop smiling at how stinkin' adorable they looked!
They were adult size jackets and so on Mason's I had to snap the bottom snaps to the top so that he wouldn't trip. :)
We went about 1300 feet back into the mine. It was cold and wet and my boys LOVED it!
They each got picked to hammer as part of the demonstration...
Each of the groups stood in this little area and the guide snapped pictures. I DIED laughing at ours!!!
There were donkeys roaming around which she wasn't super sure about - but eventually mustered up the courage to pet.
Meanwhile Luke was DETERMINED to strike it rich while panning for gold.
He went up and down the creek panning and we had to bribe him away from panning with the promise of lunch :)
We headed to Main Street in Breckenridge for crepes. I waited in the crazy line while Dave walked around with Luke and GG and Mason chatted up the poor people who were trapped in line by us :)
This guy was sooooooooo sweet to Mason and I swear he had a conversation with him for at least 20 minutes.
Finally crepe time!!!! And they were TOTALLY worth the wait.
Smores crepe for the win!
We explored downtown a bit...
... and then hit up the little playground.
The boys checked out the creek and Griffin hung with me....
Griffin passed out in the stroller but woke up just in time for the gondola ride.
Luke has never liked heights and his faces on the gondola were cracking me up. He was so excited and so hesitant all at the same time.
He was a fan :)
We walked around for a bit, took a picture and then headed back down.
Dave was taking a picture of me and Mason right as we saw a guy climbing up a ladder on one of the Gondola supports. hahahaha
Apparently the gondola ride warranted a short dance break :)
We drove back to Vail and decided to walk to the park. On our way we stopped by the creek to throw rocks.
Best. Park. Ever.
The kids had to slide into the playground!
Again with the swinging!
In the middle of our playground time a wedding rehearsal was taking place at the top of the slide. All the kids at the park kept running up there, taking a peek and then sliding down.
Griffin made a friend :)
And yet another dog!
Another exhausting day!
In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of our trip HERE.