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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

As Promised....

.....here are some pictures from the trip B and I took in August. Those of you who guessed Colorado as the destination are correct! But before getting there, we took some of T's belongings out to where she's going to school, then headed to the western counties of Kansas, where the deer and antelope play. Well, in this photo, just the antelope!
Then it was on to the small town, where I lived from almost age four, through the end of 6th grade. One of my best friends from growing up greeted us, fed us and went around visiting parents of some of my former classmates with us.
My other best friend was in Texas, but we stayed at her hunt club anyway!
I liked how the morning sun was shining on my hometown.
Fit in brief visits with a few more friends (including one classmate I had not seen since 6th grade!) Drove slowly around the town and past the house (now in sad shape) that we used to live in, all the while trying to keep up with the images and memories of those long gone years that were rushing around in my head!

Then it was on further west, to Colorado Springs, where we did the tourist thing!
Helen Hunt Falls
Posed with this guy while waiting for our tour of Cave of the Winds.
This is how the tourists used to explore the cave! Notice the smudges where they extinguished candles, after having learned candles don't mix so great with rope ladders!
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Seven Falls lit up at night,
and in the morning.
One section of the 224 steep steps to the top of the falls.
We hiked on out to Inspiration Point.
Enjoyed a nice dinner at this local restaurant.
B drove the long and winding road, sometimes paved, sometimes not, up Pikes Peak.
Quick, see the view, take the pictures. It's COLD up here, not to mention that I'm feeling a little light-headed! (It really was an awesome view!)
On the way down, saw one bit of wildlife, but will save that photo for its own post. :)

Saw the "North Pole",
but yep, it was Wednesday.
That's okay. We were ready to head home by then, which is exactly what we did!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Technical Difficulties

I've seriously been trying to post at various times over the past 24 hours, but blogger is NOT letting me upload photos. : (
Please stay tuned. (well, check back later anyway)

Edit: I can't believe this. All I needed to do was mark a checkbox agreeing to terms of service. Duh. :/

Friday, September 04, 2009

The Rest of the Story

I left you hanging with the August 1 post. And now...... I don't even remember what we did the day before. Let me go check the calendar and see what's there.

Oh, of course! That was the day we (as in members of my Relay For Life team) did a traveling bake sale. It was lots of fun! We loaded up all kinds of goodies and took them to a nearby relatively large town, and took them around in baskets or nice containers to several of the local businesses. We had taken a flyer to those places the day before so that employees would know we were going to be there. The owner of one rather large business had told us what time the workers would be having their break, so we could be there at just the right time. The big, frosted cinnamon rolls that Pat made were a big hit there! In a much shorter time than if we had sat at a table in one location, we found buyers for almost all of the baked yummies!

Oh, and as far as my reference to "Squirrel!"--that's what I say now whenever I catch myself abruptly changing my train of thought, sometimes in the middle of a sentence! I stole the idea from the movie Up, in which the focus of the pack of dogs is easily averted by the mention of "Squirrel!"

Next post--more trip pictures........unless I see a squirrel ; )