Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rosie Takes A Hike

When it comes to favorite things to do for Rosie, hiking is on the top of the list.  Show her a trail, especially a mountain trail through the woods, and she is a very happy camper.  Our trips to Colorado are centered on Rosie getting together with her former hiking group buddies and heading up a trail.  This group of remarkable women are in their 60’s, 70’ and 80’s and still going strong.  Here is a photo of the group that went hiking last Thursday:


Rosie is the one with the big smile in the center of the group.

Thursday they went on a trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area near Evergreen, CO.  Here are some pictures Rosie took along the way.

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After a hard day hiking, it is important to relax in a fitting style; so everyone gathered for wine and cheese at Shari’s home in Conifer.  When I picked Rosie up, she was still floating on Cloud Nine.

While the hiking was going on, I was engaging in one of my preferred activities, playing pool at my friend Mark’s home.  Haven’t played pool since last August at the same place with the same opponent.  Pool is like riding a bicycle, you just get back into it with ease.

Sunday evening we met up with another fulltimer couple and bloggers, Bill and Lynn Greenwade of RV Having Fun at one of the better Mexican Food restaurants in the Denver area; The Morrison Inn in Morrison, CO.  It is near the Red Rocks Concert venue and around the corner from Vandemere Speedway.  Bill and I have similar backgrounds as Safety Professionals in the insurance industry.  We had a great time getting acquainted and learning about each others travel plans for this coming winter.

Monday, Rosie and her friend Herta traveled up to Black Hawk, CO for a little gambling.  Turns out that Mondays and Tuesdays are free lunch days at the casino they left some money at.  Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?  She even brought home two delicious muffins, compliments of the casino.

Today was chore day, primarily laundry.  I am trying to figure out what happened with our canopy.  The little flipper thingy that is used to extend and retract is flopping around loose.  May have to have a professional RV tech look at that one.  We also figured out the source of “smelly” water coming from the bathroom sink.  After I cleaned out the low point drains and their caps, the smell went away. 

We have changed our plans for the month of September.  We were going to spend a couple of weeks near Idaho Falls, but now will be spending a month at the Snake River RV Park in Idaho Falls.  We are missing some of our IF friends and want to spend some quality time together before we head off to the Oregon Coast.

Thanks for stopping by.


Bob and Linda's RV Travels said...

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cathie said...

Sounds like a great place to hike. We are in Gunnison for a month escaping the 110+ heat of Oklahoma.

Jim and Judy said...

What a great looking bunch of hikers. Looks like everyone had a great day.

TexCyn said...

What an inspiration ya'll are. I love hiking. But can't go very far right now due to the bad foot/wankle.