Moab, Utah.

Another place I didn't expect we'd see in 2009, the town is cradled within the high peaks and plateaus of the Colorado River valley. We've stopped here for a late lunch before visiting Arches National Park. We arrived via Utah SR-128, a 40-mile stretch of...

Vail, Colo.

We rode the gondola atop one of the ski runs here in Vail. The highest peak behind the kiddoes is Mount of the Holy Cross, one of 15 peaks in the Rockies that exceeds 14,000 feet. (I just read that.)Having been rained out of our last rodeo night in Cody, Wyo.,...

Golden, Colo.

Outside the Coors plant … P. (age 4): "It smells gross."Me (age 40): "It smells like Grape Nuts."P.: "I don't like that, I only like Star Wars."

Golden, Colo.

Cynthia getting maximum use of her new hat, as we tour the Coors plant. We're sitting in the downstairs lounge, sampling two-day-old beer. Kids had fun listening to the audio tour.