It has been an eventful month or so. So many visitors and so little time! With each visitor that comes to town I seem to find another adventure to add to the list. It is funny how you can take for granted all the things you have access to when you live somewhere and sometimes it takes visitors to spark you to actually do these things!
My parents arrived in town a few weeks ago and it happened to be my dads birthday. My mom was prepared and had some plans lined up. How about a couple days in Steamboat and a day at Dig This!? Well, that all sounds pretty good to me. We ventured up to Steamboat and enjoyed the view from our condo on the mountain. The Bear Claw Condo’s are right in the midst of everything and I was fortunate to have a co-worker who was a resident of Steamboat who was able to point us to the best places to eat and things to do.
Steamboat is pretty amazing at all times of the year so finding nice scenery, hiking trails and other things to do is pretty easy. We spent some time in town, checking things out, some time on the mountain, hiking and enjoying the views and then of course, our time at Dig this.
Dig This was a whole ‘nother experience compared to the rest. The premise is that most people are curious about how all that heavy equipment works. You see a bull dozer or an excavator and think to yourself, “I wonder what it’s like to drive one of those?! Could I do it?” Well you can do it at Dig This. They provide the machines and the instruction and you get to play with the machines and get the experience of operating them. This was a gift for my dads birthday, but I think my mom and I enjoyed it just as much as he did.
My dad ended up in a Dozer and my mom and I ended up in Excavators. The instructors were great, they gave us pretty good instruction and it was actually pretty remarkable how simple these machines are to operate. I think that it is a good indicator that with very simple instruction they just put us in the machines, showed us the basic controls and then sent us on our way!
At the end of the session we all were presented certificates from Dig This that said we had completed the Fast Tracks program. It was a 1 hour session in the machines and we were there for a couple hours by the end of our session.
Anyhow, head up to steamboat. It is a beautiful place all times of the year and we had a pretty incredible time in our short stay there!