Monday, August 26, 2013

June 11 - August 24 - Summer in Colorado

Andrea and I drove to Colorado in my trailer to spend the summer in the cabin away from the Texas heat.  I took lots and lots of pictures but have only included a few here.  Here's a link to all of the pictures we took.  Colorado Summer 2013

We had such a good time and never got bored. Had a lot of work to do when we got there, getting the cabin livable again.  It was a real mess what with the leaking roof, electricity not working and all of the mouse trash.  But we got a new roof, all new electric and water pump stuff, and cleaned up the mouse mess.  Enjoyed having the 2 cats (Piedra and Kitty) and the dog (Culver) to keep us company and entertained.  The visitors we had were Gene Marshall, Melissa Pulley, Emily McBurney, and Jan Crutchfield.  Also, Jana and Phil Aikman were there at their house in Pagosa Springs this summer and we spent a lot of time with them.  They picked us up for adventures a couple of times (Durango and Farmingtion) and we went to their house a few times to go hiking and exploring and just visiting. We also spent a lot of time with Jim and Jean Robinett.  They were so good to us and we were so glad they were still there and had not sold and moved yet.  Wonder what it'll be like when they've moved to Durango?  They let us use their internet and were just so sweet and helpful to us.  Will really miss them.

We went to the Ute casino in Ignacio a couple of times to eat and play the slots.  It was fun and we made a little money ($30 or so, we are really high rollers).  Went to a couple of movies and did some shopping.  Played in the river a lot and had lots of excitement with our new inner tubes.  Rode the motorcycles and hiked.  Played lots and lots of card games and read.  Was a really relaxing summer and we're already looking forward to going back next year.

Andrea really wanted to stay through September too, but I insisted on coming back so I could go to the Texas football games.  Looking back as I write this in September after the 1st 3 weeks of football and the continuing hot weather, that was a really bad mistake.  Yuck.  Depending on what happens with new coaches and stuff (I hope!) I may want to just go ahead and stay longer next year.

No comments: