We left early Thursday morning for Colorado Springs, Colorado. We made it as far as Junction City, Kansas on the first day. That was around 600 miles, and almost too far for us. We had to make several stops for Rusty, and for ourselves. We stayed at the Motel6 there and were very satisfied with the room and our treatment. They even gave us a senior discount. Every little bit helps.
We made it to Colorado Springs late in the afternoon on the first, and Jay, my stepson, had also just pulled in from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
It was so good to see all of the kids. Was I ever surprised when I got out of the truck and hugged my grand son, Jacob. He is now taller than Grandma. 12 years old and already taller than me.
Sorry, I didn’t get one single picture this trip. We just played games, ate a lot, and in general, just had a lot of family fun.
Colorado, and most of the western states, are under a burn ban, so, we didn’t even get to have very many fireworks. Jacob loves them and we did have a few small ones that could be set off in the street, and were very safe. We did see lots of them being shot up in the air, which was really dangerous. Colorado Springs is such a beautiful city, I would hate to see part of it destroyed by fire.
We started back on the 4th and made it home yesterday about 6pm.
I did do a bit of shopping while out there. Seems like Jennifer, my stepdaughter, and I can always do that together, and she always knows where the good buys are. Now some of you are going to think this is very childish, but I bought a Wii. I got a very good deal on it, and have wanted one for a long time. I got the Wii, 3 games, and the four paddles you need to play the games, all for around $200.00. The kids all talked like this was a steal. There is so much I don’t know about it yet, but Chelsi and Mariah are coming over today to help me figure it out. I was told that once you get it set up you can leave it hooked up and just switch from Wii to TV, so this is what I will do. I also understand that I can rent movies, and go on line with it. It also has a photo storage capability. Jacob set it all up on their TV, and made sure all was working well before we left.
Jennifer, bless her heart, burned about 50 movies for us over the last year. She knows that sometimes we are in spots where we can’t get TV. or just plain get sick of what is on, and need something to watch. This settled it for me, we are going to spend at least 1 month on the coast of Texas, way out of reach of any cable or Wi-Fi. It looks like an interesting park, and I have wanted to go there for a while now. We will probably check it out in January or February, in the new year.
Not much else going on. We do intend to get started on the floors the first of next week, and I want to check out a new double recliner for the RV, and maybe get the chairs recovered. This time I will have a heavy plastic put on the seats for protection. Our stools have it, and it doesn’t look bad at all.
Want to welcome my two new followers, Karel Van der Merwe, and Longdog 2. I couldn’t find a site for either of you, so, if you have one please contact me with the info, and I will be glad to post it here. Hope you enjoy the ride along with us.