Sunday, January 23, 2022

You All OK??

Uncle Rob sent us the greatest meme (see below) after today's KC Chiefs divisional playoff win, in overtime, over the Buffalo Bills. "You all OK???" It was a great game and got to be more and more of a nail-biter as it went on until the last few minutes and the OT were crazy. We had to pull everyone down off the ceiling after KC made the winning touchdown. I'd never seen such an eruption from folks in a living room. During calmer parts of the afternoon, Janice and Fina whipped up some homemade pasta!


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Various Arts Lately

It may be a stretch, but I'm classifying all the various activities shown here over the last couple of days as "arts."

Mixology Arts


A "Feisty Horse" after an all-play dinner at the Club

Build your own kaleidoscope

Weave your own potholder

Janice's culinary art of enchiladas.

The art of electronic playtime

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Frosted Everything

We had a frost storm overnight. There were some flurries, but mostly it was humidity freezing out of the air onto everything. Beautiful!

Bristlecone Pine, a fave.

Lexi, "time to re-plant."

Monday, January 17, 2022

Cherry Chip Cake

Nana and Lexi baked the cherry chip cake, Tracy's favorite, for this little celebration! I hear the request is chicken piccata for the birthday dinner...

(Valentine's Day is coming...)

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Meow Wolf

We celebrated Craig's birthday with a trip to Meow Wolf in Denver. It's a bit like experiencing someone else's acid trip. We had a fun little late lunch at West of Surrender on the 16th St Mall. All the (crazy) photos are here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Meanwhile, 2022 is Upon Us

Here's a mish-mash of photos from the past week or so. There's a caption for most. Don't miss the memorabilia caption...

Tracy ordered personalized Yeti cups for all of us! We
rarely get such a clear picture of just how many of us there are.

When it's too cold, bike riding with the therapist is inside.

Some significant Lego projects have been completed.

And a puzzle or two.


More Lego projects.

We had one of those picturesque ice coverings one night.

About all that's left of Christmas...

Standoff or intense communication?

In the process of remodeling their Nipomo home, the Fosters
found and sent to us a stumbled-upon box of memorabilia.
Oh my goodness... 1992 Disneyland tickets, a rice packet
from Nana and Papa's wedding, nametags from when Papa
was president of the Pismo Chamber and on the Pismo City
Council, Lynn's nametag from when she worked at David
Beatty Stereo, picture buttons, a box of matches from
Cypress Cafe (first food place in our Cypress Landing project),
kids pilot wings from TWA and Braniff, a National
Honor Society pin, and much more. It was quite a trip
down memory lane. Lynn was most excited about a set
of small silver spoons and forks that her grandfather
had collected from overseas.

Nana's paper-piecing quilt is coming along...

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Continuing New Year's at Home

We bid a fond farewell to the Brown Palace Sunday after breakfast and headed south for home. On the way, we "had to" stop at Scileppi's at the Old Stone Church in Castle Rock, a favorite Italian restaurant that really is in an old stone church. The big outing the next day (Jan 3rd) was a trip up to the top of Pikes Peak via The BROADMOOR Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. That really is an incredible trip. On the way home from that we had lunch at Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine in Old Colorado City. Great Greek restaurant, love the Saganaki appetizer (flambe cheese). Wrapping up the stay was a delicious dinner at La Taverne in the Broadmoor Hotel, breakfast at the Club, and completing the big move of Lynn's quilting area from way downstairs to way upstairs. More light! And Sandy and she had time to get Lynn started on the "paper piecing" quilt she's wanted to do for some time. All the photos after the Brown Palace start here.

Scileppi's at the Old Stone Church

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Jake and Telly's Greek Restaurant in Old Colorado City

La Taverne at the Broadmoor

Between the two main buildings at the Broadmoor

New quilting area up on the top level

Tracy's new ice machine!

Lynn's learning "paper piecing"