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July 16, 2013

While we spent most of today working our way to the southwest corner of Colorado, we only took pictures in Kansas. We took a quick trip to the Cathedral of the Plains, which was, indeed, impressive.
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Inside, I realized that I need to give my kids a little more Catholic education because they had lots of questions about the confessionals and holy water and candles inside.
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We took advantage of the spacious parking lot and rode scooters for a few minutes. Amos tried some cool tricks.
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Some other pioneers.
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We had lunch at a little cafe in Sugar City (a “city” with fewer than 300 people in it), which my kids declared “better than McDonalds.” I suppose that is progress as travelers-in-training.

I am currently trying to trick my boys into some better manners by running a Gentleman’s Contest. They get points for gentlemanly conduct and deductions for the opposite (especially potty talk). This contest is very casual: in fact, it is entirely in my head. And the prize for winning is, of course, becoming a gentleman. It feels a little like an uphill battle for a 4 and 6-year-old, but a worthy project, nonetheless.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    July 16, 2013 7:37 am

    What a beautiful cathedral.

  2. Deborah Pulley permalink
    July 16, 2013 8:11 am

    Whatever it takes to become Gentlemen… So smart to bring the scooters.

  3. Amy-Alisa permalink
    July 16, 2013 10:20 am

    I love your on-the-road posts! My kids can’t wait to see yours this weekend. Happy travels.

  4. Ganie permalink
    July 16, 2013 12:32 pm

    I *love* the Cathedral of the Plains! Passed the exit for years on cross-country treks before finally stopping in for a visit. I’ve been trying to work out where you’re headed, but I’m sure all will be revealed in due course…

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