Eldorado Canyon and the Continental Divide (I Did It!)
Notes From an Asthma Kid
I am so sorry that I haven’t written or commented in awhile! I’ve been REALLY busy.
Speaking of being busy, I did something super fun over Spring Break. My family and I went to Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, CO. (My mom wrote about it.)
It’s a really pretty place full of trees and flowers. Anyway, we hiked through Eldorado Canyon, and then stopped at the Crags Hotel Ruins near the top.
The ruins weren’t what I expected. There was a giant pit, and for a second I thought it was the old dumpster for the hotel or something. I read the sign, and it turned out to be the bottom part of where a huge fountain used to be.
There was also a small part of an old wall. (How exciting!) Editor’s Note: read that parenthetical with a typical 11 year-old’s sarcasm and eye roll.
The last part of the ruins was an old fireplace used for cooking. The remains of ceramic plates and glass were on it. The glass was worn smooth like sea glass.
Editor’s Note: We didn’t take this video. This YouTube user did.
Since the Sidekick was tired, Mom stayed with her at the ruins while Dad and I hiked farther to the Continental Divide. It was amazing. It looked like a giant dip in the land. There was even a road winding through it, which I think is kinda weird.
I think hiking is really fun. Sometimes it got hard to breathe because we were at such a high elevation. Also, even though I pushed myself and headed to the Continental Divide, I had no asthma problems on the way there! I didn’t even need my inhaler at the top!
I was very grateful and glad that I didn’t need it because I wanted to see the divide very badly. I pushed myself to do something hard, and I did it! As Rocky Balboa says, “YO ADRIAN! I DID IT!”
See you later! Kyra
Editor’s Note: My children are obsessed with the Rocky movies. I’m afraid that’s my influence. Don’t hate.