Leadville with the Sandovals

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This week we finally had our friends the Sandovals up for a two night stay at the cabin. The kids were looking forward to sharing their cabin with their good friends. And Kayla was looking forward to spending some quality time with Miss Sheri. The weather has been warming up drastically so we were able to spend a few hours at Turquoise Lake playing in the sand and the freezing lake water.

Summer 2011

Summer 2011

Day two we decided to be a little adventurous and take the gang to a new (to us) hot springs pool in the Buena Vista area. Mount Princeton Hot Springs was pretty remote. It had upper pools with a large water slide which had more of a “normal” pool setting. The kids swam in the upper pools until they were closed for the day.

Summer 2011

Kayla was super excited to see they had a kiddie pool for her to cruise around in. She has to be a big girl with everything these days so she does not want Mommy carrying her around the pool. She wants to be on her own. So while the big kids were busy in the big pool, Kayla had this all to herself.

Summer 2011

The lower pools are open into the evening so we talked the gang into giving them a look as well. I was happy we did because they were definitely the better part of the springs. The lower pools run alongside a river. Along the sides of the river there are pockets of shallow slower moving water. As we ventured closer we were told that the hot springs actually seeped into the river along these sides. You were able to sit in these pockets and feel the hot water seeping up from the ground. As you buried your feet into the sand it actually got really hot. But, as it mixed with the river water the temp was great.

Summer 2011

My kids loved the rustic feel of the river. The Sandoval kids not so much. So we stayed just a bit and decided to get the kids off for dinner. I could have stayed a few more hours but there is always next time.

Summer 2011