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My Valentine Day in Pueblo Colorado - Almost Wordless Wednesday


Today I wanted to share another of my Caribbean Adventure and I might still do that. Who says that you can only have one Almost Wordless Wednesday? Anyway I decided that I wanted to share with you instead what I did for Valentine Day. This was my third Valentine and the only one I got to celebrate as I was finally old enough to actually do things. Mommy decided that we were all going to go out, whether we liked it or not that day. Granted to say my big brother Kyle wasn't too happy since he would have preferred to stay indoors and play video games all day, but mommy wasn't having it. She woke him up and I remember her saying "Get Up, Get Ready, Get Dressed, because you're not staying in this house today". At the end of the day, he actually smiled and said he had a great day. Here are some of the photos that we took that day. Enjoy!


Valentine Day was such a great day to go out with not just family but also friends. The weather was perfect here. We're talking temperatures in the 70's. We decided to go to the city of Pueblo where my sister attends university and which is about a 45 minute drive. Pueblo has quite a few places that you just have to visit and one of them being the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, is definitely a must. We also went to Pueblo West where they have this really cool overlook, another must!


One of the highlight of the Riverwalk were some of the amazing statuettes that are scattered throughout your walk. They make not only great conversation pieces but picture props as well. While they were most statuettes of kids having fun, there were one or two other very interesting pieces.






What I came upon next was something that I just had to get a picture of because it was so beautiful. It's a sculpture of an American Indian which was called "Walk Among the Stars". This is written on the statue:
WALKS AMONG THE STARS

Artist Dave McGary's 2004 bronze sculpture depicts a late 18th century Lakota woman displaying her beautiful heirloom star quilt. As the Indian Wars ended and the Northern Plains tribes faced relocation to reservations the Sioux women began making patchwork quilts as replacements for traditional buffalo robes. Today, the star quilt is a symbol of prestige, sentiment, belonging and status within the contemporary Lakota culture.


Another interesting piece along the Riverwalk was the Saint Frances of Assisi and the Wolf of Gubbio statue. I have to admit that I had no idea who Saint Francis of Assisi was and got a little history lesson along the way. One thing that I did notice was that he was surrounded by creatures, big and small. I'm not sure you can see it in the first picture but there are even birds on his shoulders, and to show you how he was really surrounded we even got a photo of the back.



I have so much more pictures to share with you of the Riverwalk, but I don't want to overload you because I still have to share with you the awesome view of the Pueblo West Overlook. This is about a 20 minute drive from the Arkansas Riverwalk and we drove through a National Park to get there. It was totally worth it because the view was spectacular, although to be honest it does look like a desert in the Winter. I'm not sure how much better it gets in the Spring but I would love to experience it then.









The day ended with Mikael at the grill at a friends house, and I have to say that the burgers were delicious! I can't wait to see how mommy tops next years Valentine Day.


So what did you do for Valentine Day this year? 

Annmarie John
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  1. Looked like a fun outing and wishing it would warm up here to be able to do some outdoor activities again! ;)

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  2. It looks like you guys had a fun time there. I love seeing the desert because we don't have one around here :)

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  3. What a fun, relaxing, beautiful trip! This V-Day, we went RV'ing as a family. So relaxing.

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  4. Beautiful sights and sculptures! What a great day you guys shared.

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  5. What a beautiful place! We piddled around the house in the morning, and in the afternoon went and grabbed some food at our favorite restaurant, and went to the beach, too!

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  6. What fantastic pictures! I'd love to visit there one of these days.

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  7. I love the horse with the Cinderella style coach! It looks like you all had a fun time!

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  8. That view is just breathtaking! Wow, Pueblo sounds like a town with a lot of history. I'd love to see those monuments in person!

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  9. I really enjoyed your pictures. You seem to have had a great time. Your family is beautiful.

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  10. Wow what a stunning place, beautiful picture. That carriage as well I wonder where it was going or had been.

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  11. Temps in the 70's?? I can't imagine.
    Love those adorable pants and that you had this day together. I would go photo crazy!

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and from the pictures it looks so beautiful as well!

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  13. Looks like a great day! I'm so jealous of your weather it's so freezing here. We didn't do much for Valentine's. My hubby ended up having to work so a quiet dinner and movie night in for us!

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  14. It looks like you had an amazing time. I can't believe how warm it is. I am jealous. I am damped in snow

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  15. What an amazing view. All of my friends rave about Colorado and I can see why. Love all the art/statutes too. Looks like you have some models in the making on your hands :0

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  16. What a nice view . I want that warm weather. Lol

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  17. Beautiful sights! I really didn't do much for Valentine's Day this year and that was fine! Sometimes it's good to be low key. :)

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  18. What a beautiful location! I just adore the horse-drawn carriage too! Lovely!

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  19. Mikael looks like a great cook. All of those statues are so cool.

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  20. That is a beautiful park. Mikael is a beautiful child ;)

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