Friday, June 29, 2007

COLORADO HIGH..


Hi from Colorado..... Well, after 15 hours of drive time we made it out to Colorado. (Ok, 15 hours of drive time for Steve... Kirstin and I had 15 hours of knitting and watching movies!!)
And, of couse, the occasional stop for gas and such and to take pictures of Kirstin on little green dinosaurs!






We are staying with our friends, Paul and Sheri, at her parent's condo. We don't spend much time online as there is only one 'hot spot' in the whole condo, and that is on the stair landing going upstairs. Pretty funny, actually!



















Yesterday we spent a part of the day shopping in Frisco. Bought a little yarn at the cute yarn shop on Main Street and enjoyed a Strawberry Peach smoothie!





















Our adventure today started with a horseback ride up into the mountains by Breckenridge. Here you see yours truly on my horse Pythagarus (nickname Pi) taking a picture of Paul. (Who, of course, was taking a picture of me at the same time.) My horse was very 'gentle' shall I say, so I was able to do some photography along the ride (because he didn't need me to guide him to follow the rear end of the next horse.....)





Here are the 3 'kids' before they are assigned their horses:




It was a beautiful ride. I love Colorado and I think we have pretty much decided to move here when Steve retires!! Speaking of Steve, here he is on his horse 'Sweetie'. Personally I think this beautiful horse was a little embarassed about his name!!




















Along the trail... I was the last horse, so unless I looked to the right or left, my view didn't change much!!




















But, Oh the view. Like I said. I do love Colorado. Quite a bit different landscape than Iowa!! I am missing my boys... wish they could have joined us! Next time for sure. And, of course, Nikko and Sumo. (It's Nikko's 12th birthday today, actually!) But it is great to have this time with our dear friends. We just don't get together often enough! I'll post more after the weekend and have some knitting updates for you! (I'm casting on some socks after I post!)


Until Next Time.....

9 comments:

Shelley said...

It sure looks and sounds like you are all having a wonderful time! Enjoy the time with your friends!

rohanknitter said...

Wow- it looks great! I love mountains - what am I doing in Illinois!!

marit said...

Great mountains! Enjoy your stay:-)

Bonnie D. said...

Cracking up over that picture of the "boys" on the landing. Oh what we do for our internet connection...

I am so envious of you. Sounds like an awesome vacation.

phoenix_anew said...

Found a link to your blog ... and had to laugh when I saw the picture of the Sinclair Dinosaur ... That's near Atwood and/or Sterling, Colorado, right? LOL! I live in Sterling!!!

Janice said...

Yes, the dinosaur was near Sterling! Too funny! Kirstin has always wanted her picture on one.. and it was the perfect setting to do so! Most Sinclair stations dinosaurs have gone extinct!!

hakucho said...

Colorado is beautiful. I was fortunate to spend 2 weeks in Colorado Springs when my husband had to work out there (before we had the boys). While he worked I explored all in and around Colorado Springs and then we went together to Pikes Peak...that was a breath takingly beautiful experience.

Enjoy your vacation :)

Robin said...

It looks like you are having great fun. Did you get those socks casted on???? Is Sheri knitting some of those "lonely" socks??
Have fun.

AR said...

I Love horseback riding! What fun.

That dinasaur pic is too cute!

Happy b-day to Nikko.