Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring Anyone?

Yep - that's our new hot tub :) And the plants growing peacefully in my greenhouse... Now if this SNOW would just disappear!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We are finally off the road and back to the couch :)

To finish off the list of activities:
Sat - Head out of CO pretty early, travel up through Wyoming and SD through national parks, touristy stops like Crazy Horse & Mount Rushmore, then a sunset drive through the Badlands, a couple of beers and a pizza in Wall, and a quick dip in the hot tub at our hotel.
Sun - Early rise to get the breakfast buffet and 5 cent coffee at Wall Drug, a bit of shopping, another drive through the Badlands, travel on I-90 through horrible winds, stop to see the Corn Palace, then back to MN to drop off the minivan.
Mon - a bit of playtime with Anna before heading to Nashwauk to drop off Mom and Gunny and then back home to Bemidji to a very excited Boscoe and Josh :)

So we saw also sooooo many animals - the elk posted earlier, cows right in town (doing shoulder work apparently), a turkey and fox at our hotels, prairie dogs, antelope, mule deer & sheep at the Badlands, a chipmunk beggar at Mount Rushmore - and of course we took pics :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Road Trippin'

Mom and I are now in Colorado - about halfway through our trek from Arizona to Minnesota.

Here's the rundown so far:
Wed - Arrive in Arizona, Help with packing for Grandma & Grandpa Walsh, Lunch with Cousin Amber, Sunning by the pool, dinner, and sleep.
Thurs - Attempt to check out the flea market only to find out they are only open Fri, Sat, & Sun... Start off on our trip home around ten, stop in Sedona for souvenirs & a new wardrobe for mom, drive through the Grand Canyon at sunset, get a way too expensive hotel in Tuba City...
Fri - Mostly driving - from Tuba City, AZ, through Utah, and up through the Rockies to Colorado, with a stop at Palisade for wine tasting at a local winery/orchard, stop at a rest stop to take pics of the Colorado River, and now we are in Frisco, CO just South of Denver for another night's rest.

A couple of observations so far - (1)Sedona is beautiful but I hate those circle turnabout things and they are EVERYWHERE there, (2)the Grand Canyon is a sight to see - too bad pics don't do it justice, (3)I love wine, (4)I need a house in Colorado either on the mountain or on the river and enough money to be able to helicopter in without having to DRIVE on these crazy roads :)

Oh - and the speed limits are insanely high - 65 on two-lane roads is in my mind ridiculous - especially since most of the roads do not have shoulders!

And now for your enjoyment... Some pics to awe you (even though lots are taken through dirty windshields)!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


We now have over 1.5 feet of snow and it is still going strong - makes me wish I was in AZ - like I will be in 10 days!!!


Yesterday we enjoyed a 50-55 degree spring day - all of the snow had melted and we were covered in mud... Now this today...

At least Quincy was enjoying himself! Now I have to figure out how to get myself home without ending up in the ditch...