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.