Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

Hope everyone has a wonderful 2012.

Will I start blogging again?  I would love to be one of those wonderfully articulate bloggers who post almost daily with such wit and humor.....but, really, I would be happy to just keep up enough to have a record of our travels and adventures.

So, here's to new starts.......

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring is in the Air!


The trees & grass continue to get greener by the day…of course, they SHOULD be getting green with all the rain, snow, hail, etc. that we have been getting!

Camphosting is going along fine – actually, a LOT better since I got an allergy shot & some heavy-duty allergy meds.  Breathing is so nice!  I may start feeling up to doing some walking/hiking and other fun stuff now.

So, our routine has been sleeping in (yeah!!! no alarm clocks for this job!) then cleaning up campsites, followed by showers then either running errands, napping, reading, whatever!  Right now, we are waiting for the final two sites to be vacated so that we can finish up for the day and start playing.  Today, I’m off to the grocery store to get goodies for a breakfast potluck to follow our volunteer meeting tomorrow morning…got to keep that calorie count up!

Here are some shots  taken since my last post – ahhh – springtime in Colorado!

(These are all taken here at Cherry Creek State Park.)






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Of course, our favorite leisure activity has been spoiling #1 grandson (#1 in age – we adore both of our grandsons!)  We think he is quite amazing!


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Isn’t he a cutie!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another beautiful day in Colorado

Spring is in the air – along with lots of pollen, but that’s another whole issue!

Starting to get into a more-or-less routine…subject to change, of course!  `We are particularly enjoying getting to know our fellow volunteers – a really great group of folk!

We are scheduling our routine Dr. appointments, visiting friends, and getting in some precious grandchild time!

See – the trees really are starting to get green:


A little team work – cleaning up a tree downed in the wind the other night:




A group shot of some of the volunteers:


And, of course, the grandson:



All is going well.

More later…..

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Time for an update!

Here we are in Colorado!  We love CO, especially in the summer…we got here a little early, but that’s OK!

We will be camphosting at Cherry Creek State Park, near Denver, through June 15.  This is our first camphost/volunteer position since we retired.  So far, so good.   Our job is to clean up the campsites as folks leave – clean out the fire pits, pick up trash, clean off the picnic tables, etc.   Today was our first “busy” day – the park was near full this weekend, and most folks leave on Sunday (poor guys – have to get back to work/school). 

Our site for the next few weeks:


View from our door …



Ooops – this is what happens when you get to CO too early!  (picture taken April 7)


However, the snow didn’t last long – this is a common sight each morning & evening (taken from our “patio").


The plus side of being here early is having the park mostly to ourselves – here is view of our site from up the street – notice that the grass is getting greener as the days pass – the trees are budding, you just can’t see it in these pictures.


One thing I really love about this park is the system of trails…so it’s very easy to talk long walks with no traffic to watch!  Probably most of my pictures the next few weeks will be from my daily walks – like these:





After a beautiful, warm day, here are the clouds rolling in – chance of showers tomorrow.


And one final shot – taken just a few minutes ago…


It will be fun to watch summer coming!

til later…..

Saturday, March 20, 2010

S#&W …


from our windows this morning.

let the fun begin…..

til later!  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Amarillo, Part 3 Palo Duro Canyon State Park

IMG_4980 So, after a great lunch break, it was off to Palo Duro Canyon State Park to explore.

OH – wait – why are there so many cars?  OH…yeah…spring break! 

No matter – it was a beautiful afternoon and the views were amazing.  I was riding in the backseat, and the pullouts were pretty busy, so I didn’t get many pictures.  We’ll try a link to my web album & see if it works!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Dinner with family

We’ll, that’s about it for yesterday – if I don’t get out of here, there will be nothing at all to report for today!

‘til later…..

Amarillo, Part 2 Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

One thing I learned about at Nick’s rally was Windows Live Writer….so I’m learning it as I post today…so far, very easy & definitely easier on uploading pictures & adding hyperlinks.  However, it did surprise me by running out of space, thus, yesterday’s adventures are being presented in probably 3 parts!  Live & learn.

After Cadillac Ranch, the next order of business was:

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IMG_4935IMG_4939IMG_4954IMG_4957IMG_4941     Texas’ largest history museum….from dinosaurs to conquistadors…frontier towns….the petroleum industry…art gallery…it’s all here!