Our next stop was Colorado Springs – just an overnight, but it was good stop for the kids. We were able to visit Focus on the Family’s headquarters, which we didn’t have time for the last time we were there (2 years ago). That’s where they produce some of the “Adventures in Odyssey” which the kids all love. When they found out we were visiting, they were very excited. The entire lower level of the building is basically one big adventure for kids to explore: various rooms with tunnels to climb through or games to play, and all sorts of other things to do. There was a huge slide from the upper level down to the ground which Dylan and Eli loved. There was even a room dedicated to the Narnia series, which was a fun spot. All in all, it was worth the stop.
From there, we went to Taos, New Mexico, where we stayed in the cutest little cabin on a farm. There were goats, chickens, alpacas(!), a huge barn, a teepee, tons of beautiful plants, butterflies everywhere, even a little koi pond. The owners and the manager were incredibly nice and welcoming. Aaron (the manager) even brought us a dozen fresh eggs for our stay. Then we met some other visitors, Ben and Heather, and their two children Esther and Asa. The kids became fast friends and kept each other entertained for much of the time.
We didn’t do much sightseeing off the farm for the 2 days we were there, but we did make one trip out to see the Rio Grande Gorge and also visit the Earthship community. Gorgeous and fascinating. In that order. We had a great time, and would love to come back someday.