Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Rockin' the Rails Disc Golf

Vickie and Jamie played disc golf at Palmer Lake this afternoon. The course is also known as "Rockin' the Rails" because the "front nine" go right alongside the railroad (BNSF/UPRR) right-of-way from north of the pedestrian bridge over the tracks on the mountain side of the tracks (holes 1 and 2) to south of the bridge and east of the tracks (holes 3-9). The "back nine" are closer to the lake. Had we been stronger disc throwers there would definitely have been a concern about discs going into the railroad right-of-way. We almost finished the 9th hole before the weather drove us off the course (rain, cold, windy). Here's a big clue for newbies on this course: the 7th basket is back toward the bridge from the 7th tee. We went the other way, quite a ways, to find nothing. The 8th basket is buried in very high, thick bushes. If you happen to be a railfan as well as a disc golf player, you'll love this course. If you're there a couple hours, odds are a train will come through. The three "olders" enjoyed a very nice meal at the Club for dinner.

Weather was a little too nasty for the patio.

Discovered a new favorite gin...

Great meal at the Club.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

We celebrated both Memorial Day and Lexi's birthday today! First was our traditional "All the Sugar You Can Eat Breakfast" followed by a trip to the pool. It was scheduled to be a big day at the pool -  BBQ, games, and all - but alas it was too cool and quite windy so all of that was canceled. We had a great time anyway and barely any crowd to get in our way!

She and Nana recently finished this PlayMobil playhouse.

Color a playhouse you can get in!

Ethan finished it off.

Learning to play Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Matteo's Party, Lettermen Jackets, and Disc Golf

For Matteo's 8th Grade Graduation Party at our house.
The kids were all to sign each other's basketballs.

Fina got her lettermen's jacket!

Vickie took us disc golfing! We played the first nine.
It's very weird to "golf" in a totally wooded area.

Each of us one-putted!

We survived.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Recent Goings On

With school now out for everyone, summer has begun!

Summer starts much like all other seasons...

Tracy's doing some organizing and cleaning.

Nana and Lexi started in on Lexi's PlayMobil kit.

The fishing season began a couple days ago for Matteo!
Don't miss the train on the other side of Palmer Lake.

This award gets the Understatement of the Year award.

Don't all summers start with prepping for an outdoor overnight?

Making Dump Cake for Friday night's Family Dinner.

Checking it twice...

Our Shabbat-like Friday nights usually end up deep in
conversation about something.

A recent game-room addition. Very popular.

The boys listened intently to the recording
of Tracy's visit to Simple Church
in Louisiana on Mothers Day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Remy Graduates

Today was Remy's 5th Grade Graduation exercise and the Thunderbirds showed up! Coincidence, you say. Don't be silly. On to Middle School...

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Mountain Shadows Restaurant

Nana and Papa's traveling shenanigans took them to Mountain Shadows Restaurant in Old Colorado City today. A current owner was our server! The food was very good, and they have quite a menu. We were totally engaged with the signs on their walls. We've been looking for a year-round decorating answer to our kitchen area above the cabinets - how about inspirational and/or funny signs?! 

Cinnamon Roll. About 3" thick, too!