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Dance Around Montrose

Kate Florian, owner of Dance Around Montrose, submitted the following guest post about their recent visit to an assisted living center. Thank you Kate! On March 22, 2012 thirty-three students from Dance Around in Montrose, CO visited Volunteers of America Homestead at Montrose Assisted Living Center.  Their sole purpose was to bring smiles to...
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Kickin’ It at Kendall

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We ended our ski season at Kendall this year. Friendly people, kids making endless loops, lunch with friends at a picnic table, parking 5 feet from the slopes, sweet little tiny tots on minuscule skis everywhere, and the $40 price tag. These are just a few of the reasons to love Kendall. SJPmamaSJPmama is the founder...
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A Celebration of Fly Tying and Fishing

Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show

The Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show was Saturday in Montrose. Did you go? Last summer when we started kayaking, we also started dropping a line here and there off the back of the boat. Our youngest is far more interested in catching a fish than she is paddling, and that is just fine by the...
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Sledding at Cerro Summit

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We recently headed up to Cerro Summit and had a great afternoon sledding with friends. To get there, take 50 East towards Gunnison.  At the top of Cerro Summit, turn right down a hill. You will see a parking area along the bottom of the hill. When we arrived, you could see kids of...
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Ironton Park

Ironton Park Colorado

Just before the summit of Red Mountain Pass is Ironton Park, a winter wonderland filled with tons of snow recreational opportunities. The Ouray County Nordic Council maintains between three and four miles of groomed trails where you can ski. You can also snowshoe, but be kind and don’t trample the ski tracks. To get there,...
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Ice Skating

San Juan Parent Ice Skating

I recently took my kids ice skating in Mountain Village next to the Hotel Madeline.  Despite the initial sticker shock of spending nearly forty bucks for ice skating & rentals for three of us (I grew up ice skating for free on uneven ponds back east), the experience was a blast, and full of...
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Kindermusik in the San Juan Mountains

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Hey Kindermusik Fans!  Kindermusik classes are currently being offered throughout the region, and now is the time to sign up! It has been widely proven by psychologists that music benefits early childhood development in a multitude of ways, including building language, math, social, emotional, gross & fine motor skills. Besides all that, Kindermusik is...
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Cats Come Out to Play

Telluride Snowcat

We are taking a few days off from the grind, and find that we are doing random things like watching the cats come out to play at night. And these cats are the best because they don’t stick their butt in my face in the middle of the night.

SJPmama

SJPmama

SJPmama is the founder and editor at San Juan Parent. She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families in the San Juan mountain region that would tire her kids out and make them go to bed at a decent hour.

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