A Break This Week


Uncategorized / Friday, April 4th, 2014

A break from sorting and painting this week. Good timing since it  allowed my back to recover from the strain of moving trash, boxes, and recycling.

My brother and his family came out to visit, on their spring break, for the last time. Fortunately, we had some snow flurries for the kids from southern California.

They enjoyed playing with the Geordie-dog again, and it’s always was good practice for him to have 3 kids giving him commands.

Unfortunately there was sickness among the girls, and there were a few missed outings, by one, the other, or both. Still a trip to Mesa Verde, a movie, a swim, and walks down the river path for those well enough that day. In the evenings, we sat by the fire and played lots of word games and cards.

"Razors" down the river path
“Razors” down the river path

035   037 The soon-to-be Mesa Verde Junior Rangers work on their booklets finding objects in the ruins. They are well traveled and have obtained Junior Rangers status in many National Parks.

From left to right my nicknames for them are, Kiwi, Huckleberry, and Peaches.
From left to right, my nicknames for them are, Kiwi, Huckleberry, and Peaches.

Being that it’s shoulder season, a lot of the main snow activities have come to an end.

My brother and I still had indoor activities and tipped a few pints of local brews. No seasonal shut downs there and always a good time!

Uncle Rob held the fort and played more games with the munchkins, so mom and dad could take walks around the neighborhood.

I thought of putting the visitors to work, but I figured I’d find more paint on the dog and children than on the walls. Lets see?…..if I hang the kids outside from the roof with a paint bucket,…could get the outside painted faster with it dripping down?….but maybe I’d spend more for paint?… I guess I’ll allow them to stay clean and bright and get the pros to paint after all.

A few folks have asked if I’ll miss this area. I can say that I will miss some things, but it’s not like I can’t come back and camp around the old stomping grounds. It’s a great place to spend a summer. I know I’ll have to put a few things into storage. I’ll do that locally until I have the time to move it some place else. That will mean at some point I’ll be back for a visit.

On their last full day, the Californians wanted snow and Colorado delivered with an inch and a half over night. So, what was next? Sledding!

Despite a rough start with complaints of cold feet and snow in boots and gloves, they settled into snow life.

 

Kiwi
Kiwi

 

Kiwi and Peaches
Kiwi and Peaches

 

 

Huckleberry
Huckleberry

 

Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad

 

 

Kids
Kids

 

Family
Family

 

 

A Swinging Good Time Was Had By All
A Swinging Good Time Was Had By All

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

2 Replies to “A Break This Week”

  1. We all had a great visit with Rob last week, and Durango was a blast. Kids enjoyed playing with Geordie, swimming at the Durango pool, sledding in the mountain snow, and running around in the fresh mountain air. As always, the beer was great and we especially enjoyed our dinners at local breweries (Go to Steamworks when in town!). Rob cooked us great dinners and we appreciate Rob allowing his house to double as an infirmary. We will be sorry when Rob leaves !!!

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