Friday, July 12, 2024

Theatre at Grand Lake

Nana and Papa headed up into the mountains this past week to enjoy a few days at Grand Lake, CO. The main attraction is the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre (RMRT). They operate in true repertory fashion with shows alternating with each day they're open. This means you could easily catch two or three different shows in one relatively short trip. And the shows are outstanding, dare I saw Broadway quality. We saw The Music Man and Come from Away this trip. The latter was truly and uniquely great. We also stayed at the Grand Lake Lodge this time which allowed us to check off another of the "Great Lodges." This one is technically not in a National Park, but it borders Rocky Mountain National Park and has that feel to it - good enough! While we were up there, we (yes, Nana was even more excited than Papa was) had to re-visit the Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby. Wanted to check out a few things: progress on the 7.5" gauge railroad, progress on their big HO layout project, and the Dumont Depot which was just moved to their location last year. As for food places, we revisited One Love in downtown Grand Lake (very flavorful and different Mexican approach) and newly visited Rapids Lodge and Restaurant (excellent food in an exceptional location along "the rapids"). The scenic boat cruise around the lake will have to wait till next time (they were booked). All the photos are here.

Evening at the Grand Lake Lodge

Outdoor seating at the Rapids Restaurant.

Next stop: River City!

"Sushi Petals" at One Love

Scene on HO Layout.

Broad view of the HO layout

Dumont Depot

View from the Grand Lake Lodge


Thursday, July 4, 2024

A Quiet 4th with the Gib-Guscis

Actually, the morning was a little busy for Antonio and Griffen and their drivers Nana and Papa. The two boys volunteered to help run the Monument Parade. They provided communications between the starting line and the review stand. Nana and Papa just enjoyed the festivities. A nice quiet day followed with a feast at the house for dinner and a trip to the Club's golf course for fireworks.




Rise Christian Arts



We did have a little sickness create quite a mess.
Tracy's "hazmat outfit" may have been a little overkill.

The "Gib-Gusci Kids" all ready for the fireworks.
One Gib and a couple Guscis are not in town.



38-stars, when Colorado joined the Union.
https://jf2.com/flags/#38


Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Gib-Guscis at the Gaylord

Some of the Gibson clan flew into town to join the Regusci clan for Independence Day activities. The big one for today was water play at the Gaylord (by the Denver airport). Meanwhile, a few clan members stayed back at the house (for various reasons) - which seemed very big for just 4 people.

34-star flag. See https://jf2.com/flags/





It was hard to believe how easy it was
to do dinner for just 4 people.