Thursday, September 21, 2006

T's sweater

I thought I was all ready to start putting it together.... But no, I had bound off the sleeves, I put the I cord around the edges of the neck, and sewed the shoulder seams together and thank the Goddess I had the sense to measure for the sleeves again, 16 inches not 13... Growls... Rip out what I just knitted on the sleeves add 3 more inches. .... I get them back on the needles and put them down, went to sew some remnats that I bought to make napkins. Tomorrow I need to work on the sweater more and knit 4 swatches to take to the finishing class I am in on Saturday. When I finish the sweater I will post a photo of it.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Clouds Sept 9th

The clouds in Estes Park were awesome, notice the swirling they do around eachother.

Saturday Sept 9,2006

We drove up to Estes Park, went to the main entrance. For some reason we had an impression that Seven Nations were doing a concert that evening and we would not see them. Just imagine my suprise and excitment when I found out that Seven Nations was at the festival and they were playing all day!. I would get to see my cutie patutie Kirk MacCloud!!! He's letting his hair grow out, he's tanned.... he looks mighty fine for a blond. It was wonderful, I got lost in his voice and the words of his songs. His energy looks much happier as I suspected, I looked at his ring finger, his wedding band is back. The pain from the last time has gone, he has found love again. I am so happy for him. It was raining it was cold, then the sun would come out and it would be warm, at one point I had on a rain poncho, my regular poncho, a sweat shirt, a long sleeved tee shirt with tinker bell on it, (I do love that sadistic dominat faeiry) and my green short sleeved shirt. Yes hiking boots and yes a pair of the self striping socks I made myself. Put on take off Put on take off. T bought me the Seven Nations DVD I have not watched it yet. After the sexy one finished their set, I went to go say hello and shake his hand again, he congratulated us on our anniversary. We walked towards the lake to watch the highland games competition. Stopped and shared a banger. There was no one on the field that T recognized. We watched a bit. Walked over to the vendor's tents. They were packed! Jam packed I could not get by the tables, I was looking for a ring. I didn't buy anything because I could bearly get near them to see. Besides I look at things and think to myself I can get that off the internet, I can make that not for cheaper but it will be better. Am I jaded or frugal? We felt the temps drop wind kicked up and we decided to go back to the car and find some lunch. We ate at the Grubs, T had an elk burger, I had a buffallo burger. I've missed buffallo. We drove back to the hotel, while driving back we heard thunder several times... Man it was loud, it was great. We both needed the whirlpool it was great. It was a wonderful day

Sunday, September 10, 2006

September 8th.... Friday

Let's see.... Today we had breakfast at Poppycock in downtown Aspen, I recommend the pastatio home made sausage. Then to find the very difficult to find John Denver Sanctuary. For anyone that is looking for it it is in the Aspen Art Museum. Once we found it... it was magical. We walked around the several stones that have his songs carved into them. I began to look back on the times when I heard each one of those songs... The moments spent with T so many years ago when we first met and fell in love. Yes alright I cried, it was schmoopy and romantic... and it brought back alot of beautiful memories... T turned the corner and dammit I could not hid it from him that I got teary eyed... But I looked in his eyes... and they were just as teary. I wonder if John Denver realized how many people he touched? Did he realize how many lovers fell in love listening to him. Did he realize how many people he effected? It is a very special place.
From there we drove to Longmount to the Radison. We stopped many places taking more pictures.

For now I will leave you with one of his songs carved into the rocks.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

September 07, 2006 Aspens

This is just a tiny sampling of the beauty of these trees. The mountain sides are littereally dotted with them jus to add color, or so it seams. Now I see why people love Aspens so much.

September 07, 2006

As we were driving up we came to this rock formation. To me it looks like a Giant fell asleep underground and shoved his foot out for all to see, to T, he just is callint this the foot hills.... See the pic and you decide what it is.

September 07, 2006

All I can say is WOW!
The drive to Snowmass was breathtaking. We drove up CO 82, it took us through San Isabel, we stopped by Twin Lakes, I saw a hawk flying high over us. As we were driving up we came to this rock formation. To me it looks like a Giant fell asleep underground and shoved his foot out for all to see, to T, he just is calling this the foot hills.... See the pic and you decide what it is.We started our drive up to Independence Pass. We started to see white stuff up on some of the peaks, I thought a first it was rocks. No Wrong! We got up to the Continental Divide at 12,035 ft and yes SNOW. Man it was cold up there, I did not feel my nose, and ears for a bit. I had not been that cold in a long long time. It's difficult to describe the beauty of the place. The strong and rugged but yes so fragile environment in such a delicate balance. On our drive up , we came up the road to deer crossing, I believe 2 adult females, one younger one and one mature buck. I tried to get a good picture of them. This is the best I could get, I believe it is the young one. Finally made it Aspen. Aspen is beautiful, streets were very busy with people bustling about. Snowmass, is pretty also, however between the instructions from Triple A sucking and road construction, correction no, road distruction, we had to take a detour to find our motel, the Snowmass Mountain Chalet. It was very cloudy and I could not see the stars at all, I got a sliver of the moon trying to break between the clouds. We had dinner at Zane's Tavern. Not anything to write home about average pub food. Tomorrow, Longmount

Thursday, September 07, 2006

adding photos

I've down loaded and resized some of these, I will put them all on line somewhere when I get to a faster internet connection.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Palo Duro Canyon

We left home on Tuesday about 4:00 PM. Stopped in Decater at Babes for dinner. They specialize in rib eye steaks. That's all they sell is rib eye stakes. It was good for a steak. The triple A maps are good with the exception that they go through your ass to scratch your nose when you get close to your destination. It was shear luck that we found our motel in Canyon. The motel itself was very clean, but dated. You know it looked like it had not left the 70's I walked in and immediately 'wacka sheen' emitted from my mouth. It was the first motel room I have stayed in that had a sunken shower. No bathtub but a sunkin shower. Weird. I was up checking email and what not when I heard a noise, I couldn't tell what it was at first then it dawned on me.... Rain. It was Raining! It even woke Tim up. No thunder boomers no throms, but a nice good rain.
Morning came and we woke up drove out to Palo Duro Canyon. Breath taking, amazing, litterally as one of my nephews said when he visted there, "there are all the colors in the world here" I have never seen colors like this in nature. I only hope that the photos we have taken will do it justice. We stopped at the Praire Dog Town fork of the Red River and waded in it. There is an old indian legand that says it will cure most anything you have. We had lunch in the area, a wood pecker joined us for lunch and found a grate big green bug for it's lunch. We drove around the park, saw the Spanish Skirts, Castle Rock, Light house tower, it was all breathtaking. We were told it had been raining for the past few days and everything was green... It looked as lush as it could be. Finally I'm here, finally I am sharing something that my sister did. I could see why she loved it. It feels almost magical, it feels like your in a different world. We stopped and listened... and all we heard was nature.
Regretfully we had to leave, onward to Raton NM, just a stop over. On the way we passed a signed and it stated that this was the begining of the Rocky Mountains. Raton is beautiful, it reminds me a little of a town on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Walk straight out and the first thing we see are mountains.... all around 360 degrees... It does my soul and spirit alot of good. It's not my home , not my mountains, (Blue Ridge Parkway) but it is the mountains.
Tomorrow on to Snowmass and Aspen. We leave at crack of early.
Progress on Tim's sweater... well hopefully tomorrow I will finish the center front and can begin on the sides.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

2:00 AM Sept 5th

We will be heading out later today on our fall vacation. First stop will be Palo Duro Canyon, then Raton NM, next Snowmass, Aspen, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longview, and then home. I wanted to have Tim's sweater finished before we left... well the back is finished. I am working on the center front panel. I still have to pack, run several errands. etc. I want to get some very good photos of Palo Duro Canyon for L's Diary. I really want to work on it get it printed and send it to the rest of the family.