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Going to Colorado to see the kids.


Sunday, August 03, 2014

We will be getting on an flight to Denver tomorrow for a visit to see David and his family and Dr Dani and her husband to celebrate two birthdays. And as an added surprised, David's wife Carolyn was somehow able to get a line on the traditional birthday feast, steamed crabs. In Boulder CO.

Dave called to ask if we owned a dial up modem. Really? I haven't had one since the middle '90s. Do they even make them anymore? And yes, yes they do. And NetZero and Juno are also still around.

And why do I need a piece of 19th century technology? (Yes 19th century ... they are based on the tech for sending AP Wirephotos in the late 19th century and early fax machine in the early 20th, I kid you not.) Because the place we will be staying near Estes Park doesn't have WiFI. And there does not appear to be either AT&T or Verizon wireless service. There is a landline (hooray!). But at dialup speeds, I can tell you one guy who has loaded up on books and games. Maybe I will try and see if the speed (or lack thereof) doesn't drives me batty but most likely I'll be seeing y'all on Saturday.

The other day, I got a Face Time call from Carolyn and she put Colin on to talk to me.

Pause.

Why do new parents do that? They put a baby on the phone to talk to the grandparents. I don't recall that we ever did that to our Mom's and Dad's. My father for one would not have stood for it. He would have hung up just because that's was his way. At least there's video nowadays.

Resume.

The call was actually for David who was passing overnight through our house between flights. He must have tired of talking to a baby and handed the tablet to me. Thanks? But when Colin got done saying whatever it was he was telling Daddy, he looked again at the screen and said "Hi, Pop Pop." Carolyn and David fell out laughing 2500 miles apart because they weren't expecting that.

Needless to say, even though I was just out there in June (twice) I am looking forward to getting out there.
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BIGPAWSUP 8/4/2014 8:03PM

    Well the dial up will force to you slow down! emoticon

Enjoy your trip.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/4/2014 3:26PM

    I remember dial-up. Not good memories. You fire up the computer and log in, go wash dishes. Come back and sign in, go start a load of laundry. Come back and try to load an internet page, go make beds. Hope you have lots to do while you are there!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/4/2014 1:09PM

    believe me---- dial up will put you to sleep

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CIPHER1971 8/4/2014 10:00AM

    Have a lovely celebration

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MACMOM57 8/4/2014 7:30AM

    Wonderful enjoy.

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GARDENCHRIS 8/4/2014 7:06AM

    have fun...... no wifi?? what ever will you do?!?!? LOL

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WONDERWOMAN 8/4/2014 12:33AM

    Yup, I never understood the whole thing where they (our kids) put their kids on the phone (or Skype or Facetime or whatever now) only to have them say nothing or blabber (or jump around wildly) while we sit there calmly and do/say nothing.

Have a wonderful trip. Enjoy the birthday dinner(s).

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/4/2014 12:09AM

    The joy of living in the rural mountains. We got our first wifi about a year ago, before that it was dial up. But if the weather is bad or there is snow on the antennae we get nothing.
And our cell phones do not work at the bottom of our road. Fortunately we live on top of a hill and reception up here is good. Colin sounds like a smart kid Pop Pop!

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