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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Boom Days 2013 Leadville Colorado

Leadville is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, two miles above sea level. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States.  This historic mining town is nestled in a high valley among snowcapped mountains.
 
I have talked about our cabin trips on this blog a lot.  It is no secret that Jeremy’s family has a cabin in Leadville Colorado and we love when we have the chance to take multiple family trips throughout the summer.  So far this summer we have had the opportunity to visit 2 times! 
 
 
Last weekend our trip happened to fall on a special weekend in Leadville Colorado.  Undoubtedly the BIGGEST weekend in Leadville.  Let’s be real, Leadville is a typical small mountain town, but last weekend it was bustling with history, fun and activities.
 
"Leadville Boom Days" is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths.

We had a fantastic time as a family.  The parade on Saturday morning was great.  Jude especially had fun once he figured out that if he waves to the people walking they would throw candy at him!!  Loved it, and Jeremy left with his short pockets full of candy for Jude.

We really enjoyed seeing the town full of Old West dressed folks, it was fun to see what Leadville would have looked like so long ago. 

 
While we were there we enjoyed shopping and eating at all of the great food and craft booths.  So much to look at.  Jude even got to play his first carnival games.  He picked the balloon dart game and he came so close to popping those balloons, and even though he didn’t pop one the game runner was so kind to let him choose a dinosaur stuffed animal.  I was impressed!
 
I think we are going to try to make it a tradition to visit Leadville on Boom Days weekend from now on! 
If you are looking for something to do the first weekend in August make sure you put this on your list if you are visiting Colorado!  AND if you are ever wanting a great mountain town to visit in Colorado, Leadville is perfect!!  We hope you visit!       
Jude's face cracks me up here!  Just not too sure about this guy!  lol
 
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