Monday, August 05, 2013

Gettin' antsy

The house is finished and furnished and the deck's built.  We actually have a mountain view from the deck. Somewhat obstructed by one house, but a pretty view nonetheless.
All the doctors have made this months Mercedes payment so they don't need us for now. There is nothing that needs doing that can't wait. 

Carols brother John  and his wife Marge drove over from KC,KS for a visit. John just retired after 42 years with Hallmark. He's the creator of the Maxine character, shoe box cars and other things I can't recall. We gave them a good sightseeing tour of the area.

Last week we took two of the grandchildren, Izzy and Oliver,  camping at the USFS Brainard Lake complex near Nederland, CO.  Did some fishing, made s'mores, did a little walking and had a wonderful time.
We've been to the Pawnee campground time and again; it's one of our local favorites. During our hiking days, Carol, Gopher and I hiked extensively in the area. The elevation is just over 10,300'. There are still patches of snow on the higher mountains.

Gopher with her summer cut.

Oliver, Izzy, Gopher and Nana

Plus Pop.

On Sunday we leave to join  a group of our camping friends at the Grand Teton NP near Jackson, WY.

July was another good month but we're ready to get traveling again.  It's been just over five months since we sold the Florida home. Time to get going.

1 comment:

Donna K said...

Good to see an update from you. Sounds like a fun trip with the grands. Gopher looks nice and cool with her summer cut. We are petless now and miss our babies like crazy. Say hi to Carol.