The day after my birthday, a couple weeks ago, we traveled out west to spend a week with family in northern Colorado. Near Estes Park in the Rockies there is a wonderful all-inclusive ranch that is perfect for all ages making it a great spot for family reunions. Check out their website here. It was definitely a neat place to spend a week.
We took Amtrak from Chicago to Denver and loved it. The girls and I had never rode on a train in the US and we all thought it was really a great way to travel if you are in no hurry to get anywhere. It's just relaxed. It was suppose to be a 17 hour trip and ended up being about 20 hours, but we had decided the traveling was going to be part of the vacation. Usually the travel days of a trip are dreaded, long and stressful whether you fly or drive. We wanted the train ride to be part of the fun and it really was.
The girls in Union Station, Chicago.