Friday, October 12, 2007

Flying W Ranch

Update: On June 26, 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed this lovely and fun place.  Please read through this post to see what was lost, then check the link below to see and possibly help the rebuilding effort.  Thanks! 
We decided to save the Flying W Ranch for the last bang of our summer vacation! This would be our third opportunity to visit. Before the cowboy dinner starts, we have about an hour to check out the town. There are lots of cute shops and we usually find something neat to take home. We got a few CD's to take home. 

Then we enjoy a cowboy dinner, followed by family friendly entertainment.

Here is the parking lot with cowboys to show us where to park…



Here is the Summer House (it's that dark tunnel up ahead)….this is an important place…remember this for later…



Pretty flowers…



Not sure what this one is…



Trying to obey the sign…



Peaceful spot…



They must be proud of their beef…



Christian bookstore…



Pre-dinner sample of homemade biscuit and honey…



Chapel…



I’ve been looking for them…



Cooking up some grub…



Pretty flowers…

 

On the way to the train ride, we followed a lady up the hill telling her granddaughter "NO" she was "NOT" going to climb 50 stairs to the top of the mountain (dh and I were telling our kids the same thing; our thighs were still burning from Seven Falls that morning-lol). We had to laugh and while waiting in line for the train, told her about Seven Falls. She decided to skip that spot...too many stairs! We also told her about Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey and she was extremely interested in taking their granddaughter there. In the meantime, ds kept talking her ears off. She finally asked if my daughter ever gets a chance to speak! The first time we came to Flying W, a lady asked if I had a screw in ds’s back to wind him up!

Well, finally our turn for the train ride. We go through a tunnel…



And oh no, the sign says, "Watch for Train Robbers!"



Could that be one of those rascally varmints standing against the red rock up ahead?



No, that’s just dh. He said a lot of people came by thinking he was one of the train robbers as part of an act. Then he’d smile at them and then they thought he was one of the Wranglers and asked for directions.



Oh, those must be the train robbers…



Another sign…remember the Summer House in the parking lot????



During dinner a neat Christian family sat next to me and we had a wonderful time talking. She used to sew for one of the cute shops in Old Colorado City we had been to the day before.

After dinner the show started. The night was getting nippy. ime to put on my brand new jacket to keep me warm under the stars and funny entertainment and cowboy music. What a way to end our vacation!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like so much fun. You certainly get around.

    Love the "wrangler". :)

    Ginny

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