ugggghhhhhh. . .I’m BORED! Now there’s a statement you won’t hear very often coming from me. . .life’s just too short, and too precious not to make the most of every moment. . .however. . .we are in a bit of a holding pattern here. . .so we wait!
Thankfully, we had company this past week which added a little excitement to the mix. . .
My awesome oldest brother (who’s still younger than me) talked my Dad into going on a road trip with him. I’m still not sure how he accomplished that amazing feat. . .but once he got Dad in that truck. . .there was NO backing out. . .
Dad was all aquiver by the time they made it to Colorado. . .he had seen so many amazing things! Since Louis’ mission was to deliver an air conditioning unit to an oil rig in North Dakota. . .they stopped by St Louis and saw the Arch. . .Dad kept asking when they were going to get to the “golden arches”. . .ummmm. . .wrong one Dad. . .LOL!
Since they were stopping by Mt Rushmore. . .I talked Louis (by phone) into driving the Needles Highway. . .Dad loved it. . .there’s nothing like that moment in time as you’re coming through that tunnel. . .and the entire panorama of Mt Rushmore is there in all it’s glory. . .breath taking!
After finishing business in North Dakota, they made a quick. . .and I mean a one day quick drive by pass through Yellowstone. . .with a stop to see Old Faithful in action. No matter how many times you see it happen on a video. . .there’s nothing like the real life experience. . .hearing the sounds. . .smelling the sulphur. . .feeling the spray. . .
Knowing they only had one full day with us here. . .we wanted to cram in as much as possible. . .so of course we needed them to see our original reason for being here. . .Estes Park! So a quick drive up to East Portal Campground to view our old stomping grounds where we volunteered for ten weeks. . .and to show my brother “the fix.” He’s the smartest man I know about stuff like that. . .yep. . .we were right. . .can’t run 10 gauge wire 200 feet and expect to still have 30 amps. Okay. . .now a “professional” has validated our decision. . .good to know!
A quick drive out the Peak to Peak Scenic byway to Lily Lake. . .
and a group pose with Long’s Peak in the background. . .
See the camera in Dad’s hand. . .he ‘bout wore it out. . .
Louis downloaded that memory card at least ten times. . .
digital cameras are the most awesome invention ever!!
On to Rocky Mountain National Park. . .Dad was worn out. . .
but he had a really, really great time. . .
and a perfect ending to the day. . .
a huge herd of elk on Bear Lake Road!
Thanks Bub for creating wonderful memories. . .you’re the best!
This Monday, Dave’s oldest brother Curtis and our beautiful
sister by law, Brenda, will be here. . .so next week should be hopping. . .yaaaa!