I hadn’t walked since I’ve been on vacation, so I thought it be a good idea to try one. I got up just before sunrise put on extra pants a Pullover hat and gloves. Did I mention the temperature it was 0° Zero with a Capitol Z. Now if you’re used to this kind of weather no big deal but I’m a California boy and it was rather cold. My first greeting was from this gorgeous lonely horse.
Proceeded further down the road past the golf course Down to the old dirt road. Did I mention it was 0°s. Went a little past the old bridge and decided to take this picture.
I think my mustache actually froze. One more photo and I decided to turn around and go back all in all it was about a little over 2 miles not my longest or fastest one, did I mention it was cold!
Came back to Johnny and Ellen’s house, Johnny and Linda were having coffee. I joined them to warm up.
Later day we are off to see The NRA Whittington Center
Founded in 1973, the NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is closely associated with the National Rifle Association but is not underwritten or managed by the NRA. The Whittington Center is a 33,300 acre outdoor recreation facility that hosts many competitive, educational and recreational activities in all shooting disciplines.
Arrived to Raton, NM Tuesday afternoon. Johnny greeted us at our entrance to our Private room. We have our own little Oasis in their home. Ellen is still in West frankfort Il, but due in late Thursday evening, weather permitting.
We awoke the following day (Today) with our morning coffee to snow and Turkeys.
Went to breakfast and visited a new Tractor Supply store where Linda got Chick talk. They had just gotten in a new supply of chickens. They were only two days old. They had quite a variety to choose from, laying, rooster and harvesting all were $1.99 and $ 2.99 each. Some thing Linda and I don’t see everyday. Found a new Tennis Ball thrower for their dogs, Max and Marley.
Johnny bought us a special Steve Mcqueen DVD best of Wanted Dead or Alive Pack, Yes in the Tractor Supply store. (They had everything you could want.) I was stoked
Came home as it was scheduled to snow all afternoon. Linda Johnny and I, went for dinner supplies at the local Grocery store. We are having spaghetti dinner. Linda has been cooking while Johhny and I are feasting on Wanted Dead or Alive Episodes, with frequent breaks to play catch and enjoy the snow.
Our Dinner was spectacular, we enjoyed our spaghetti dinner with a salad and a nice bottle of Cabernet.
All and all it was a great way to end the day. Tomorrow we wait for Ellen.
It Was Saturday Night, and we were ready for a get together with Adam’s World Famous Ribs.
Slow cooked Pork ribs, smoked for 6 Plus hours on his Traeger Wood Pellet Grill. 3 different varieties of rib rubs and sauces. Medium, hot and hotter. All were great. Everyone brought a dish, there was stuffed mushrooms, stuffed jalapeños, macaroni and cheese, Cowboy Beans, and for dessert Key Lime Pie. It was a great night of fun and it was great to see everyone again.
We have had a mountain of snow since we have been here, so it was hard to get out to see things. But we really didn’t miss much , the fun was all at Tim’s Newly acquired abode.
Sunday we spent the Day Gambling at The twin Cities of Black Hawk and Central City. Tim and Linda were the Winners, The rest of us… Well, Casinos don’t finance themselves.
We’ve had a great time at Tim’s, it was great to see everyone. We will miss their company they are a joy to be with. Can’t wait to see them again… maybe it will be sooner rather than later! Here’s Hoping
Now we are off to see Woodland Park, located 30 miles west of Colorado Springs in the mountains and spend the night. We also want to see Westcliffe, Florence and Cañon City again. I spoke to Johnny last night, Ellen isn’t due in until Friday at the earliest, but Johhny said our room was ready. We are excited to see them both! More Later…
looks like another snow day. Schools out Bobbie went skiing, Eli decided to build a snow ramp. Adam and Ben went to work.
The roads look a little dicey so we will stick to the local area and explore Denver. We were planning on going down to Woodland Park but will have to wait another day. Tim is working all day and has an event tonight at union station in Denver so we probably won’t see him till late. More later…