Friday, November 28, 2008

Visiting Suzanne & Family

Friday, November 21, 2008

Left about 9:30 heading to the Cherry Creek State Park in Auroro, CO, right near Denver. Took SR 83 rather than I-25. A pretty drive through mostly ranchland. The closer we got to Denver, the more developed it became. Cherry Creek is a nice campground if you want to visit the Denver area. Very large, big lake, lots of nice multi-use trails.

Saturday through Thursday:

Drove to Suzanne’s house on Saturday. Arrived about noon time. At dinner that night, we had an early birthday party for Carol. On Sunday Suzanne, Izzy, Oliver & Carol went shopping. On Monday, we all piled in the camper for a day trip to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain NP. First stopped at Estes Lake for a nice walk. It was cold & windy so we continued our drive to RMCP. We all walked the trail around Sprague Lake. Later on we went back to town for lunch. Got take-out from Safeway.
On Tuesday, everyone went mall shopping. Wednesday mostly hung out at the house. Suzanne put the Christmas decorations up. For Thanksgiving, Suzanne cooked a 16# turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, home made cranberry sauce and a wonderful pumpkin pie. We took leftovers for the trip to John/Marge’s house.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Left Longmont at 8am heading for KC,KC to visit John & Marge. As we got to the I-70 part of the route, there was about an inch of snow. There must have been 6, or more, cars, trucks, trailers, etc., turned over in the median. My guess is the snow started last night and the drivers were simply going too fast for the conditions. We drive slow and stop often. At about 4pm, Central Time, we stopped at the City campground in Ellis, KS for the night. The fee is $7/night. The local police officer swings by now & then to collect the fee. Called Johnny and told them we would be at their house about mid-afternoon tomorrow.