Thursday, April 30, 2009

Garden of the Gods/Pike's Peak

Well, we have had 2 beautiful days of site-seeing. Drove down to Colorado Springs yesterday morning. Toured Garden of the Gods and did some shopping at the Trading Post. Bill bought me another pair of earrings from there. Not many people or much traffic to deal with at all. Found a room after that and just did some riding around in the city. Still battling sinus junk and seem to have shared it with Bill. Nice of me huh? Got up this morning and drove up to Pike's Peak. Just a gorgeous day! sunshining brightly. We were not able to get all the way up to the top but were able to get above the tree line probably about 13,000 feet. Still lots of snow on the ground and the winds are really ripping up there! But we did see lots of pretty scenary and had a pic-nic in the car in the park. Stopped in a town called Manitou Springs and did some shopping. Back at the room resting now. Both feeling some better but still sniffy and coughing. The cold air was a bit rough on us. More later.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rocky Mountain National Park

Finally got to feeling like getting out yesterday. Monday we stayed in all day both sick and the weather was yucky anyway. I have developed a sinus infection and sound like I have the Swine Flu. Sneezing, sniffing etc all the time. But we did get to the park yesterday. Talk about beautiful! Most of the roads are still closed but we were able to get to about 9300 ft. Still lots of snow on the mountain tops and all along the roads were they have plowed. We saw a HUGE herd of Elk! Beautiful, and many deer were walking around town in Estes Park. They just walk through people's yards like they belong there! The day was nice -- cool but the sun was out and we had a fun time.

Think the plan is to drive down to Colorado Springs today. I stopped yesterday and bought lots of sinus meds so I will be highly drugged so hope I can enjoy the day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Snowy morning

Woke up to snow and rain but mostly snow now. Just relaxing in the hotel lobby drinking coffee and watching the snow fall. Don't really know what our plan is for the day yet.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Posting from Denver CO

Finally made it Denver late this afternoon. Two long days for driving and we are tired. Bill has already given up and is under the covers and I'm not too far behind him. Weather very cool and the snow capped mountains look great. Clear, cool and clean. We stayed last night in Oklahoma City. Drove across Kansas with not much to look at except wind generators and tumble weeds running across the highway committing suicide. We got out to take pix of the generators and the wind out there is amazing. It will almost blow you off your feet!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My birthday

Well today was my 48th birthday and it was a busy but wonderful day. Rushing around trying to get things ready to go out of town, working and rushing over to Mississippi to see my grand-princess, Baleigh in the hospital. She's doing ok, just sweet as can be, fighting a staph infection. Bill had gotten me a glass cutting saw, my good best friend Theresa brought me homemade goodies to take on the trip. My oldest good best friend Lanie sent me a beautiful plant. My sister sent me one, too. My right handgal Kelly brought me nice plaque, and we had carrot cake at work. Out to eat some seafood for supper--a wonderful blessed day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring is here

Spring is here and has brought with it all the work and fun of yardwork and gardening. I've gotten all the plants brought out of hibernation in the garage and on the back patio. I have also gotten most of them trimmed up and re-potted. I have started a new bed on the side of the house but I'm gonna wait until we get back from vaction until I work on it again. Will spend most of this week getting ready to be gone for 2 whole weeks! Hubbie has helped me get the drip system in so it can run while we're gone.