Monday, September 28, 2009

Boone for the Weekend

Go Postal and I headed to Boone this weekend to catch an Appalachian State football game with his college roomates. Luckily the couple that has a cabin up there routed the game from the internet to their 52" flat screen because it poured rain most of Saturday. Sunday was nice and we got out and strolled some of the downtown shops and headed up to Howard's Knob a small park that looks back down on Boone. All three guys had Jeeps in college and spent a lot of their free time exploring the many roads and trails around the area. The leaves we just starting to show a hint of color and we enjoyed the break from working in the insullation and catching up with his old friends.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Looks like a bad idea!

2 Boys
Light sabres
on a Trampoline

Sure, why not.....Aunt Nane is babysitting and if I hadn't already showered for church, I would be out there with you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

I'll Make mine Blue

I picked up this pattern at a quilt shop in Estes Park Colorado. I loved all the stars and the snowmen are doing all kinds of winter sports...skiing, sledding etc. I haven't done a quilt like this before and think it will be fun. I think I will make mine in blue. There are several projects ahead of this one, but I can go ahead and have the patterns traced and have some hand work ready to go when I need a project to travel with.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back Home

8 Days out West
4 National Parks
30 Hours Driving

Whole Wheat and I biking in Moab. This 9 mile trip took us to the border of Arches NP and gave us a taste of biking on the sandstone surface that makes this region famous.
Whole Wheat and Dairy Queen with me at Delicate Arch near Sundown. It was awesome, until the little mice come out to see what all the hikers have left behind at the end of the day.

My house in Casper where I spent 5 years between 4th and 9th grades. Our neighbors across the street still lived there...after 27 years she smiled when she saw me at her front door. My little buddy Gary grew up to be an electrical engineer and has a little boy that looks just like the one I remember playing hours of catch with!

Dad and Teen at the Tetons. She had never seen this park or Yellowstone! They even got to see a Grizzly on the way out. That is still on my bucket list, as I departed using the West Enterance and they went East. Fun time together!

My Mom's little brother...My Uncle Fred dancing with his daughter at her wedding. She looks a lot like our grandmother. She wasn't even born yet when we left she is a nurse and married!

This week its now back to the job search and catching up on chores. Go Postal and I are also putting up insullation in the walls of the car barn this week.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Headed to Wyoming

I lived in Casper from the 4th grade though 9th grade. My Uncle Fred moved out there and found work at the coal fired power plant. His daughter is getting married this weekend and I booked all the travel plans for my Dad. At this last minute I decided ...why not cash in some frequent flyer points and join them. I haven't been to Casper in 30ish years, it will be another chance to visit one of my childhood homes and see some family that I rarely get to see. After the wedding we are headed to the Tetons and Yellowstone. From there I am not sure what I will find to do! I do think some quilt shops will be discovered.