Sunday, December 28, 2008

Big Yards are fun

Over the holidays, the boy and I went to Tennessee with the pups to visit my family. It rained and was colder than ususal the majority of the time we were there. However, our Colorado pups loved the rain and the giant yard at the house. They also loved the big dogs that live there. The one day it didn't rain I managed to get a couple of shots of them playing in the sun.

It was here they discovered down pours and rain spouts. Oh what fun the rain spouts are! They came in dripping wet several times. They also discovered they like horse poop and mud. They also love Uncle Ken and his beer mug!

We are now back in Colorado, packing up the fifth wheel and will be leaving for our new destination in a few days. Texas here we come!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

SPS: The Grottos

The return of SPS. Puppies and house (5th wheel) buying took over my life for a while. So I am getting back to posting about those public lands that are so great. The weekend before we got the puppies, Alan and I went on a jeep trip over some Colorado mountain passes hoping to find some Aspens that had turned golden. We were there a tad too early, but did manage to see some that had turned. We stopped at a little forest service area called the grottos near Independence Pass that had a neat little trail that led to an ice cave and a waterfall. There was a slight drizzle that day. Walking the trail, I found the leaves with water on them. I have always tried to get some good leaf photos, usually without much luck. I think I got lucky for once! These turned out pretty awesome with the water on them. We went to the ice caves that are carved by water and make some neat patterns in the rock. I have to credit the boy with the second to last shot, as he was crazy enough to climb down into the caves on the slick terrian. I was too chicken, especially considered I still had a bruise from the last cave I had been in.
It was a good weekend, and our last before we got saddled with the kids (puppies)!
Oh, and also that weekend, I discovered that ginger pills while smelling and tasting bad worked for me with the altitude sickness I tend to get.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Interior of 5th wheel

While looking at pattern choices for the 5th wheel, we both decided that the midnight was by far the best choice that suited us and our lifestyles. We chose the bigger fridge, and that is a king size bed! There are two leather recliners, two HD tv's. I am still learning it's secrets, kinks, and it's personality. We have yet to actually try out any part of the kitchen, or bed. We watched a movie on the larger tv, I fell asleep half way through it. :)