Sunday, June 23, 2013

Slip, Slidin' Away

Saturday morning started of rainy and dreary.
But, by the time we headed out the door, it was a beautiful day.
First thing we headed off to the Alpine slide at Keystone.
After signing a release that freed them of all liability, we boarded the chairlift.
 It went up much higher than I remembered.  But, I had Sam with me, so I felt INVINCIBLE!!!!
 View from the lift.
 A shot of the slide and the way down.
Except for Jessica......she rode back down on the chair lift.
 A shot of Mount Rushmore from the top of the mountain.
Zoom lenses are a wonderful thing!
 This is non-zoomed.
 The crew.
 Some more shots of Mount Rushmore.
 Jessica tried to get a shot of us zooming down the mountain.
 At the top of this shot, you can faintly see Samuel zipping down.
Jessica said he was going fast.
 There goes Jim in hot pursuit of Samuel.
 Pulling up at the rear, Sally-Ann.  I loved going fast, but took the signs that said, "slow down, sharp corner" seriously.  Also, some corners had nets that were not there the last time we rode.......that was quite a few years ago.  I suspect someone went sailing off the side......
 Love going to Mount Rushmore.  It is always very busy, but today it didn't seem quite so bad.
Samuel declared that it was now officially,
"Lunch Time."
We decided to head back down to Keystone to grab something to eat.  The plan was to eat, look around and then ride the 1880 Train.
We picked a place and went to eat. 
Sam had a bit of a tough time, he didn't have a full blown melt down, but he was very tearful and loud.  He did settle down and eat his lunch.  This in itself is a huge step.  It wasn't that long ago we would have had to bag everything up and leave.  I know we were probably shot some looks, but, that does not even phase us anymore.  The important thing was that Sam pulled it together.  He was able to tell us that he needed to go home.  When Sam tells us that, we know that he needs to go and chill and that is exactly what we did!
 We ended up not going anywhere else for the rest of the day.  The day turned nasty again with dark clouds, thunder, lightening and heavy rain.
Sam and I ended the evening with a energetic game of Wii bowling!

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