Sunday, October 18, 2009
Hubby & I left friends in Steamboat Springs and headed east along US 40 through Routt & Arapaho National Forests towns of Kremmling, Granby & Winter Park to Golden/Applewood Co. We hit light snow in the passes and beautiful views of the canyons.
Our friends in Applewood are survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the national disaster that was New Orleans. They've been able to rebuild their lives in the sweet little community of Applewood. The neighborhood that they live in has a family of red foxes that maintain multiple dens in the area. You can't imagine my delight on Friday morning when I spied a beautiful redfox sniffing around our truck and then trotting along the sidewalk of the neighborhood! What a beautiful treat!
So Friday started out great. After breakfast we headed out to Golden to visit Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave and pay our respects Buffalo Bill and watch the parasailors glide on the thermals along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain. Great museum with fantastic views of the high plains and citys surrounding Denver. From there we headed to Dinosaur Ridge to check out the new museum and to hike the trail to see the hundresds of dinosaurs tracks, dinosaur bone quarry and all the other cool geologic feastures at this park and for me to get some exercise in as well (for more info visit: www.dinoridge.org/dinotrail.html).
The Dino-Ridge museum was very cool & super kid friendly, and the 1.5 mile walk/hike was great fun. Unfortunately when we got back to the truck, we realized someone had broke into the passenger side by using a small crow bar or chisel to the door key lock area, and rifled through the truck cab and stole my purse; which of course had my wallet w/$120 in cash, my credit cards, my checkbook, my cell phone, my day runner & tons of other goodies that I can't seem to live without.... So ended up spending Friday night filing a police report, and Friday night & Saturday trying to notify all banks & credit card companies about the theft. They were already using my Wells Fargo card in Denver at 8pm, and cuz its the weekend I won't know the full extent of the theft till Monday or Tuesday.
Today, hubby & I are in Broomfield Co. at his sister's house, but I am still stressing about this and thinking that we should cut our vacation short and head back to Sacto. His sis is letting me use her computer to check various accounts on line right now, so thought I could vent some of my stress w/my spark buds. Thanks for being here for me. Please say a few prayers for me about this theft.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Currently visiting friends in Steamboat Springs, CO and loving it!!! The fall weather in the rockies is gorgeous, sitting around bonfire last night listening to the coyotes & bull elks calling out in the evening was so sweet!
Have been able to get out and walk along Elk River and to museums and art gallery's & pubs in downtown Steamboat Springs. The left knee is still tender, but improving.
Ciao for now.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
As many of my spark buddies know, I headed up to Lake Tahoe last Thursday (10/1) to join family and friends in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot. We are staying in a lovely cabin near Kings Beach overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe. We were blessed w/lovely snowfall last Saturday night and awesome fellowship with many spiritually like minded folks.
My left knee is healing slowly. I'm not able to go only any big hikes in the forest like I had hopped to, but have had several lovely walks along the lake edge at Kings Beach and along Martis Creek at Northstar.
On Tuesday hubby & I head out for vacation-road trip to Colorado, to visit friends and family in Steamboat Springs, Denver, & Greely. We are praying the pass over the rockies are kept clear; as snows are forcasted.
Miss you all!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Boy I was fighting a bummer of an attitude Thursday night and Friday morning. Talk about an achy-breaky knee & hand!!! WHINE!!!!! BOO-HOOO!!!! I just could not get my attitude and sore body parts greased enough to get my butt out for 8am Friday morning Land Park walk...
I finally started to loosen up around 10am; so decided to go out to my vegie garden and just water & pick vegetables (two zucchini, a few tomatoes; & a ton of Jalepenos) but no weeding or getting down on the knees. Fall is definitely here at the garden; most of the sunflowers have given up their seeds to the birds, the cosmos & zinnias are all setting seeds; and the geese & ducks are starting to head south overhead with thier funny squawking. The neighborhood's red tail hawk has about finished training her young one; who was dive bombing the grassy field on the east side of the creek that flows past the garden area. Ahhh, getting out to the garden was a good idea for me.
Once I got back home, I finished up plans and cabin reservation up at Lake Tahoe, for Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles. We'll be heading up there on the 1st of October for 12 days. After that hubby & I are headed for Colorado for vacation/visit w/family and old friends near Steam Boat, Denver & Greely. I am so looking forward to these trips. With the reservations finished up, I decided to get the recycling run done (we do glass/plastic bottles & alum cans) I'll free my mtn bike, and check out the new organic cafe on Del Paso Blvd near the house.
The bike shop on Del Paso Blvd is a gritty little experience that is difficult to describe. The shop is just this narrow whole in the wall spot, that you'd miss in a minute if you didn't know it was there; and you'd almost think it was the entrance to a bar because of the collection of street-bike people and even the occasional homeless-cyclers from the American River camps, trading tires & tubes and stories outside the door; or trying to bum bike parts from the shop mechanic, Rubio. Rubio is like the most gorgeous honey-toned hispanic man on the boulevard (oh if I was younger & not attached -he,he,he); and of course he's a great bike technician. Yep! There was my mtn bike baby looking so good! YEAH!!!! Rubio, ever the gentleman brought her outside and put it in my little beater Mazda truck. I thanked him and was off to the new cafe on the boulevard.
The cafe is called "The Art of Food" and is advertising as a live-organic-vegan California Haute Cuisine spot (see: www.TheArtOfFood.org); so I've been very curious about it. Since the temp was getting hotter I decided I wanted to try their smotthies; but was surprised to note that they put hemp seed in their smoothies!!! HEMP SEEDS. I've never heard of this or the nutritional benefit of them. I asked if they had nutrition/calorie info on the smoothies -they didn't cuz the owner is working on that right now. Anyway the 12oz tropical smoothie was quite delicious; I'll be back to support the cafe and to learn more about the live-organic-vegan way.
Once home, my nephew & I pulled my mtn bike out of my truck and I had several false starts, but finally got back into the hang of it and took it for a spin around the neighborhood!
Yeah for mountain bikes! and thank you for your encouraging words!!
-- Today's chuckle --
Bathroom scales: equipment which only seems to work correctly when one holds on to towel rail, stands on one foot and leans hard to the left.
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