Friday, April 29, 2011

Playing Tour Guide

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Our friends, Bob & Barb Williams, stopped for a brief visit on their way to Livingston.  They are doing a month of volunteering at the care center in the Escapees Park.  They were game to seeing a few of the points of interest here in Colorado Springs, so we were off.  Our first stop was the Air Force Academy to view the chapel. 

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It is really spectacular, I marvel every time we visit.

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The inside looking to wards the entrance,  a huge pipe organ in the loft.

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The front view. Pictures do not do it justice by any means.

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The pictures are of the Protestant chapel, below this is also Catholic,

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Buddha chapels.

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From there we went to visitor center and lunch at Subway, and then it was on to the Garden of the Gods.  Our grandson was married at the base of this rock formation, called “kissing camels”.

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My all time favorite view on the drive through the garden, years ago, the first time that I seen these rock formations I was totally blown away.  But after our years of travel although they still remain impressive, there are other places that dwarf them.

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Bob, on the Top of the World!

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Balancing Rock

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Same rock, other side

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And that ended our tour, after a brief rest, we went out to dinner, and once back at the RV, the guys had to have another game of hand and foot, but they came up losers once again. 

Score: Girls 2, Guys 0. 

This morning they were off, hopefully the wind died down some as it was blowing early.  It is their third day of being full-timers, and we are so glad that we will get to see them once again in Cody come August.

Life is Good.

Monday, April 25, 2011

White Easter, NOOOOOOOO

It happens every spring when we are tempted to arrive a few weeks earlier than we should.  Just call us slow learners.  Snow!colorado springs 20011 030

Okay, so it wasn’t like we had to shovel or anything, but considering we don’t do winter in any form  it was shocking. 

We have been enjoying our down time here, spending time with the kids, although their time is limited as their daily life of work goes on.  Our little great grand babies are still a little leary of these strangers that have come into their lives, although Roinn is comfortable with us.  Klyee, not so much.  Visiting only once a year is not quite enough.

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We spent Easter with them and it was fun to watch them go through their baskets,

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and then outside to hunt eggs.  Sure brought back a lot of memories.

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Had a great dinner of ham with all the trimmings, and after the golf tournament was over we had a few games of pegs and jokers.  Girls were losers both times….Sad smile

Wednesday we went to the Country Club for “chicken and bingo”.  Lovely club, and the food was wonderful.  The kids have a trail membership and are considering joining, but probably won’t at this time.  The manager invited Chuck out for a round of golf, and that made his night.  He also won at bingo. They only played about 10 games and for me that was just about the right amount. Watching paint dry and playing bingo have about the same appeal to me.  Could be because don’t think that I have ever won.

My week was ruined when the Cowboys got eliminated off the Amazing Race.  Feel that the other teams all cheated and  were rewarded, when the Cowboys played fair and were penalized for it. Think that is the last time I watch it, Yeah….sure!

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The deer in our daughters front yard, they can grow nothing outside, unless if is hanging 10 feet in the air, it is unbelievable the way the deer invade the neighborhood.  And they truly do eat everything.  And they are not the least bit afraid of humans, I took these right next to them and they just continued to eating the lilac bush. 

We have two more weeks here and still have not made a decision on our next destination.  Sure that it will come to us, “ain’t no way” we can just wonder, not with these gas prices. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

Life is Great.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Due to a medical miscue we made the decision to arrive in Springs earlier than we had originally planned. Thankfully all was a false alarm, so we will enjoy the snow when and if it comes, and it probably will. So nice to see our daughter and SIL. Also, our grandsons family, especially those two babies. Roinn who is 6 and Kylie 3, they are so sweet, never sitting still. Sure would be nice if we could buy that energy in a store. What you can buy in a store here is marijuana, and there are stores all over, on the main street that runs through Old Colorado City, there must be 15 of them. 1/8 for $25.00. They soon will be having a price war between the legal and illegal pot.

Saturday we met the kids for breakfast as the little ones have karate, and our daughter and SIL have made it into a time they set aside to spend time with the kids, which is great. From there we went to the arcade and ditzed around for a bit with them. In the afternoon we attended a performance of The Thorn. It was amazing. Put on by the New Life Church in there mega building, which holds 5000 people. It is a round building with the stage in the center, so there is not a bad seat, although ours were some of the best. They have over 500 people in the cast, truly truly amazing. Then we all went back to the house for dinner and a few games of pegs & jokers. Guys lost, not once but twice.

Today Chuck is out on the golf course, and I’m going to walk over and get my nails done. The campground that we stay in here is nothing to speak of, the price is good, 500 a month includes cable, electric and there is wi-fi if you want it. Plus it is in walking distance of shops and restaurants. And our daughters house is but 6 blocks away, which is the main reason we stay here. Choices are rather limited in this area. The campground at the Air Force Academy is nice, but out of the way.

Glad to be back on the blog, even thought there probably will not be to much to write about for awhile. Just thankful that all is well and

Life is Good.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Yes it is, staying up till midnight so I can make reservations for Defeated Creek for “the gathering”.  And wouldn’t you know it, but I have a doctors appointment for 8 AM.  Have not had to be any where that early for months! 

We have been doing the mundane, getting things ready to move on down the road.  Jacks are fixed.  Had the carpet shampooed today, and they were so fast, but did an excellent job.  The best part they were right on time, so we didn’t have to worry that they might not show, after we had moved everything out side. So there are still businesses that try to please the customer. 

The past few days the weather has been so hot, yesterday broke records when it hit 103.  Now it does not matter that the humidity was only 14%, it was HOT.  But about seven last night the cold front came in and it was wonderful, and today just heaven. 

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Jack and the Beanstock comes to mind.  Hope that it blooms before we leave.

That’s all for now, Life is Good.