After an evening of bouncing around Lonetree, CO, we made one final stop at the Tire's Plus that a Firestone had recommended in order for us to get the van fixed. Pulled the van up to the front door and asked the gentleman tending the desk if they would be able to address the coolant issue. He looked at the van and assured me that their technician would be able to look at it first thing in the morning.
So we sauntered up the street to sample some of the craft beers from the Lone Tree Brewery up the street and then camped out that evening in the parking lot of the Tires Plus so that we wouldn't miss our early appointment.
As soon as I walked in to the shop that morning I got some devastating news.