Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to the territory of Colorado!

As I was perusing the blogs in my reader, I came across a post about the sesquicentennial of the Colorado Territory.  It was established on February 28, 1861 ~ 150 years ago today.  As I wrote for the 100th COG, Colorado holds a special place in my family's past as well as in its present, so I wanted to take a little time out to say Happy Birthday.

This year for Christmas we gave my Mom & Dad the present of the whole family going out to Colorado for vacation in August.  It's been quite some time since we've been able to take the whole family out.  Once my sister's children got into high school it just never seemed to work out.  Somehow we managed to find one week this summer and decided it was time to try again.  At Christmas we all wrote down the three things we most enjoyed doing when we went to Colorado.  We want to be sure that we get in all the hikes and trips that everyone remembers.

I'm also trying to figure out how to sneak in a little bit of family history/genealogy - I'm thinking of a trivia game of sorts.  One of the things we all enjoy doing is playing some sort of game in the evening - cards or anything else.  The game doesn't really matter because after about 10 minutes we are all laughing so hard we can barely concentrate on what we are doing!  But shhhh - don't tell my family what I'm plotting...