Saturday, June 13, 2009

Even More Visits

It seems like yesterday I was asking if it's time to go yet. Now, all of a sudden, we're leaving the beautiful Pikes Peak area tomorrow morning. It has been a full week, that's for sure.

We've spent some time on the Castle, making sure everything is road-ready again. The pantry is stocked, including dog food. We have plenty of books to read, and of course, the Wii games to keep us occupied. We have fresh haircuts, and I have a new pedicure. I think we're ready.

We've had some wonderful visits this week, starting with our youngest Granddaughter, Kellie. She lives in the Denver area, but has spent the week with friends in Colorado Springs. We picked her up on Tuesday to go to lunch and do a little shopping.

Here she is, after our shopping:


We made a trip to the Denver area on Wednesday to see Zach, our oldest son. His birthday was Tuesday, gee, he's catching up with me! Hope you had a great day, Zach!

Then we got to see Kellie's sister and brothers, our oldest Grandkids. Cameron, me, Elyse, and Calib: (oh, you noticed, I'm the shortest one!)

It was a very happy day for us to spend with this family!

On the way home, we saw this rainbow. It was actually a double for awhile, but I couldn't get a good picture of it. I love rainbows! I'm sure the pot of gold at the end of it is right at our door.


We also went out to a special dinner on Tuesday evening. In addition to Zach's birthday, it's also my sister, Ann's (and Bob's) wedding anniversary. We were able to join them and their daughter, Tami and her husband, Tyrone, for a delicious German meal at The Eidelweiss, a local restaurant.
From the left are Tyrone, Tami, Bob, Ann, and Jim:


The other main activity this week has been dodging the frequent rainstorms that have moved through the area pretty much every day. The weather radio has gone off every day, I think. Luckily, we have not had any severe weather, just a lot of rain. From looking at the weather in the places we're heading, I have a feeling we should keep our jeans and long-sleeved shirts, along with our rain gear, handy!
Travel day is tomorrow, yay!

4 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

I mowed the grass Friday in a short sleeve top, Ellie, maybe it will be warm by the time you get here!

Sandra said...

Safe travels you guys! You're looking great, Ellie! It looks like Jim's still losing too!

Leno said...

Nice family Ellie. Looks like you have really enjoyed your stay. Safe travels........

Jim and Dee said...

Looks like you're really having fun! Be safe on the travels.