Monday, October 23, 2006

Vacation!

We drove 13 hours Friday to visit family. We are staying with our Daughter, visiting my Mom and Dad during the day. We are up at about 8,000 feet in elevation, with the most gorgeous view from the house.

Friday night we arrived just ahead of a snowstorm. Whew! There were warnings along I-76 and I-70 for the truckers that the chain law was strictly enforced. That eastbound 70 was closed. But the worst we saw was a high plains cloudburst that obscured the road briefly and passed.

The next morning we woke to the glory of snow. Glory not because it was snow, but because of the way it looked. Clear blue skies, and the snow making puffs on the trees. Glorious! Looking down the mountain, you can see a snow covered lake, looking straight out is another mountain. I love it here!

Yesterday when we came back from running around, there was an adult red fox curled up in the sun at the edge of the driveway. He (she) allowed us to take a few pictures, then left. Pictures will have to wait until we get home again, as I don't have the upload capability on this computer (oops.) If we get Serena to take some pictures, I'll upload them.

What a wonderful way to recharge our batteries!

Our Son and his wife are coming in tonight! The family will be together again. Yay! Tomorrow we celebrate his birthday, a bit early, but won't it be nice to do it together?

3 comments:

AlisonH said...

Very, very cool. Thank you for that.

wheezeybouncer said...

happy birthday from me!!

The Spindling Scot said...

Enjoy the snow, and have a good rest :-)