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Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairy Caves Full of Summertime Imagination and Snacks

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Horizon Products.

As the kids are getting older we are really enjoying all the fun trips and adventures in our state - call them mini staycations if you will.  Recently, we took a trip to Glenwood Springs Colorado, this town is full of history, hot springs and great caves to explore.  Last summer we took a trip to Glenwood as well but due to Teagan's age we really stayed in the hot springs more than anything but this year we decided to really get into the adventuring and take a trip to the famous Fairy Caves and Caverns of Glenwood.  

The moment that Teagan heard FAIRY she was ready to go!  Silly girl.  The whole time we were exploring the caves with our guide we were all on the look out for fairies.  Did you know that when the cave water drips on you - it is actually a fairy kiss?  It's true!  Luckily, we all got fairy kisses during the trip.  

The fairy caves are located at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.  The adventure starts with a trip on the Iron Mountain Tramway - this is a fun trip because you are in a gondola with an amazing view of the river and surrounding mountains.  As we took the tram we were all reminded about how amazing the state we live in truly is.  Beauty surrounds you at every angle.  

Now, I really do love amusement parks but let's be honest - they are expensive and you have to really find ways to save money when taking multiple staycations with family.  I have found that the area that we always spend most of our budget is on food.  To really try and make our food budget stretch we have been packing our own snacks when traveling this summer.  This keeps us from hitting the concession stands and gas stations for the kiddos.   The kids have gotten used to the delicious snacks from Horizon and always ask for their favorites.  I for one and loving that Horizon has so many snack options that are perfect for traveling with kids of all ages.  

Parenting is hard work but choosing snacks that fit a healthier lifestyle can be easy with the Horizon organic snacks - great choices and delicious snacks!

After we walked through the beautiful fairy caves for a couple of hours we were all ready for a snack so I simply took out some fruit pouches, milk and cheese crackers from Horizon Organics that we packed in our backpack for the trip.  So easy and honestly probably saved us at least $40.00!  That gave us more money to indulge in some more adventures and create more summertime memories.  

We had an amazing time visiting the fairy caves with the kids.  It was so funny to see both Jude and Teagan searching for the fairies and wishing for the fairy kisses.  Finding these fun places to visit in our own home state of Colorado has been so much fun this summer and I know that as the kids get older we will continue to do these trips.  

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Have you done any exploring in your home state this summer?

This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Oh wow, this looks like so much fun!!

  2. this looks like a very cool place to visit and see many things other places would not have. Here in southern Illinois we have a great cave as well in cave in rock

  3. We love Glenwood! My sister is honeymooning there as I type this.

  4. I have not done any exploring yet because the weather has been really muggy. The fairy kisses story is so cute.

  5. Never ventured to Colorado,beautiful place to take the family so looks worth the trip.

  6. It's fun to explore caves. There is one not far from me that is a big tourist destination. It's really cool.

  7. I love caverns - I have added this to my travel listing. We are planning a trip to CO maybe next year.

  8. How adorable! I would love to go see the Fairy caves. We have ice caves here in Washington, but Ive never been. Plus we arn't supposed to go in them.

  9. It must have been so cool exploring the cave system. I'd love to visit these cave for myself sometime!

  10. I bet your kids really enjoyed themselves there! I know that when I went to the caverns near my house, I was amazed!

  11. Looks like everyone had a great time. I love the idea of fairy caves!

  12. This looks like such a fun family adventure! I love the photos and that stalactite is very cool!

  13. What an awesome place, I have not been there, but would like to go. Great snacks

  14. This place looks amazing. I think this would be the perfect spot to spend some quality time with the kids.


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