Wednesday, August 24, 2011

 While we were in Utah, we traveled over to Colorado for Chris' grandfathers funeral.  It was a great service and we were thankful we were able to be there to remember and celebrate Ole Starkey's life.
Here we are with Grandma Starkey at the funeral

Weston and Chris wearing Grandpas favorite hat.

On the way over to the funeral we made a pit stop in Aspen.  We had never been there, and since it was on the way, it made for a great place to stop and let the kids (okay, me too) get out and run around.
 We had a great time walking around and seeing the beauty of Aspen.  Olivia was not to excited to get next to this bear.  It was made out of nails. Pretty cool up close.

Then a few steps down the road we found her a bear.... just her size, that wasn't as scary looking.  Again, the bear was made out of nails.  She didn't look at him, but at least she touched his paw.
Aspen has good reason for it's name.  I don't think I have ever seen such a dense population of aspen trees so close together.  It was beautiful. (pictures really don't do it any justice)
And well, Olivia, Smiling is just too boring for her.  She manages to always do something other than smile for the camera!

 We also went up over independence pass. It was a gorgeous but winding drive. However it made for a fun little adventure.  We spent a lot of time in the car in the month of July, but saw some of the most beautiful places along the way.  This is one we can add to the list.

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