We did a late day hike at this park in August 2010. The time of day we went--later afternoon, it wasn't too hot or crowded. Beautiful views and scenery. We would go back again.
We went in 2006 in November and was given a tour by a Park Ranger that was dressed like a blonde haired Buffalo Bill. He was great.
Our second trip was in November 2011. We didn't stay long as it was getting near closing time. The staff didn't seem as friendly this time--maybe it had been a long day. As a side note, there was a young cat in the field and parking lot area greeting people that were walking to and from the Fort. As we were heading out, we fed her what we had with us--some dog food in a bowl which she wolfed down.
I couldn't stop thinking about her so I made a 6 hour round trip back down there the next day and sure enough she was still out in the field. The rangers had told us the previous day she had been hanging around for a month. We adopted her.
This place isn't gourmet: it's buffet. If you are looking for a place to eat for the family and aren't super picky, this is a pretty good place for a meal. You can get all you can eat plus a drink for about $10. It's also a good place for a large gathering or after church meal.
We enjoyed our drive through this State Park in August 2011. It's pretty easy to get to from Denver. About 10+ degrees cooler too during the summer. Nice visitor's center--friendly staff. We went on a Saturday around 3 to 4 p.m. and the park wasn't too crowded. I don't know about the camping as we didn't do that. We hiked a small trail. Pretty scenery at the overlook. We would go back and explore more.
This wasn't a great La Quinta, but okay for a night's stay. The place looked older and smelled of smoke. Our room was small, but seemed like it was clean and I don't think we had any smoke smell in our room. Price was pretty good. Our dogs stayed for free. No pool at this site though so the kids were disappointed. Breakfast was the regular hotel stuff--not great, but enough to take the edge off.
We make it a point to eat at Runza when we are in Nebraska. Great unique sandwiches. On our last visit my husband enjoyed talking with the young man working the drive thru. He was curious about my husband's ham radio. Very polite young person and friendly. Nice to see a young man that could converse with an adult as you don't see that as much as you used to.
We made reservations for this La Quinta in early July 2011 and we were not disappointed. Super clean rooms. Large bathroom. Pool was open until midnight so we enjoyed still being able to swim even though we came in late. Our two little dogs stayed for free. Breakfast was mediocre, but the rest was great so I have to give this motel 5 stars.
Wow! This zoo is amazing. We visited the zoo for about 3 hours in July 2011 and barely touched the front area. Loved the sky ride, Desert Dome, and Aquarium. I really enjoy our local Denver Zoo, but this zoo is in a class by itself. We will definitely try to go back. One of the negatives is that is pricey, but that would not prevent me from seeing it again and I guess the price is understandable given the amount of exhibits they offer. The only other drawback we had was a natural one--the summer heat; however, they do have lots of indoor exhibits for escape from that problem. I think if we go back, it would probably be in the Spring or Fall.
We've had mixed experiences at this restaurant. My oldest son has been able to eat off the kid's menu at times and then told other times he couldn't. I got an EXTREMELY spicy chile relleno one time--it was even too hot for my husband and he likes SPICY. Another time, I got the best tasting relleno I've had. Service is usually good, but sometimes it's hard for the waiters to understand or communicate English. That makes it difficult when you are asking a question.
During one of our visits one of the waiters brought many refills for the kids' drinks and had a nice little cherry in each one. Chips are good. Food overall is pretty good. Prices aren't bad. We will go back.
I've been to the 3 Margs in DTC a couple of years back and don't remember the food tasting as poorly as this one in Louisville. It started off with the chips and salsa. The chips were really cheap tasting--almost like a Pringle type chip only made with corn and the salsa had nothing going for it. Got my meal and the rice was bland. My tamale was dry. I have a feeling they are cutting corners in order to save money. If they are, it shows. My son even complained about his french fries and he's rarely met a french fry he doesn't like. We won't go back to this one. We should have went to the Mexican restaurant across the street--they may have been better.