Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Tomorrow we take off on a six day whirlwind vacation. Our plan right now is to spend a day at the Omaha Zoo as we travel west, eat supper at Casa Bonita in Denver, visit The Tattered Cover book store, Royal Gorge Bridge, the Olympic Training Center, and spend some time with my uncle at his place in southern Colorado. The trip to Denver is twelve hours, so I am hoping I get some reading in. Some people lay out their clothes and plan their outfits in advance. Not me. That will take me about ten minutes (I do admit to having thought this through in my head already, so it is more just a gathering of outfits, not deciding on them). I have looked through lots of different books trying to find ones that are just right for my trip. I will also be taking my kindle since I just downloaded Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. We also made a stop at Barnes and Noble on Monday as I looked for one special book for each girl to take along. My oldest daughter requested the third Dork Diaries book. Middle Sister got Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and my youngest daughter is getting an American Girl activity book about horses and a Barbie book. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of space for luggage in our vehicle, so we will be taking only the essentials. That means really thinking ahead about my reading choices and doesn't allow for much of a mood change in terms of what I want to read.
We'll see if I am able to get online from our hotels, or if I will truly be unplugged during this vacation. When I return I hope to have several book reviews to write and some fun times to tell about.

3 comments:

Inside A Book said...

I'll be right behind you!! We are off to some of the same places next Tuesday!! Maybe we'll rendezvous behind a bookshelf in the Tattered Cover. Have fun, stay safe, and get a little reading done!!

Kay said...

Have a wonderful time in Colorado, Tina. One of my favorite states to vacation in. I love so many places in Colorado, it's hard to come up with my favorite! Enjoy and we'll look forward to hearing about your trip after you return.

kenpen said...

I love the Tattered Cover. Have a great trip!