Sunday, August 28, 2022

Grace, Water, Bands, and Bushes

Quite a few not-so-little happenings this weekend...

Recent Topic Board for Friday Family Dinners.
We did "GRACE" this weekend.
Someone has since written "JUST" for this coming week.

Got the water table out for our newest charge.

Matteo's playing trombone in the H.S. Band!

"Burning Bush"

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Nana, Papa, Griffen, and Antonio (AJ) headed off to Georgetown, CO early this morning to catch a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The boys shared their birthday presents with each other (next is the Pikes Peak cog railway). They weren't far from home, though, before hitching up the horses at Rosie's Diner (Monument, CO) for breakfast; definitely a fan favorite. Gotta try the butterscotch milkshake. Turns out it was Wild West Days at the railroad, and you can imagine what that means with gunfire, women of all manner of repute, and the occasional train robbery. Lunch was at Cooper's on the Creek in Georgetown which turned out to be a great choice, again. This time we were actually seated along the creek and got to meet a beautiful Great Pyrenees. We topped it all off with a little ice cream treat at Josh and John's right up the street from home. All the photos are here.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Colorado Railroad Museum

Nana and Papa headed for Golden, CO today for the Golden Fina Art Festival. We were supposed to meet up with Rachel and Heather, but alas neither could make it. Nana and Papa, made it, however. They enjoyed a nice little breakfast at The Golden Hotel (which could be a future get-away!) then off to the art festival. It's a juried show so the work was all quite good; could have bought any number of things, and did end up with a couple pieces for the kitchen. With plenty of daylight left, they headed over to the Colorado Railroad Museum for a little train ride and lots of exhibits. All the day's photos are here.

Gotta remember to check out Miners Alley Playhouse.

You can tour the very large Coors facility just up the road.

"Where's your tank car, Gramps?"
That's how it got to be thus painted.

Robob, Lynn's Dad, worked for Standard Oil in Casper!

We'd never been in a bobber caboose before. Felt REALLY short.

Friday, August 19, 2022

This actually covers two meals this week. One at Vaqueros and one Friday Family Dinner at home. The first photo is of a puzzle Tracy recently completed that "hung together" exceptionally well. Then Friday Family Dinner featured TV Dinners from Lazy Dog Restaurant and Lexi's chosen recipe for strawberry shortcake. The topic tonight was "Honor your mother and your father."

All ready for dinner at Vaqueros!

Lexi picked out dessert for Friday Family Dinner.

TV Dinners for all!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Back to School

A little prep the night before, then off to school!

Two kids got to have lunch at Colorado Mountain Brewery.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Our Rising Senior

It was a big weekend for our Rising Senior. A senior photo shoot followed by the seniors painting their parking spots at school for the year.

Saturday also included the first pre-season NFL games.