Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy birthday Cyn Russel

Once again a week-long celebration for Cyn, with visitors coming from around the world. Okay not really from around the world, but from Florida anyway.

The cake was a big cookie


 Somehow these are out of order, this is from the Broadmoor brunch 
where you can dip anything in chocolate. Almost anything.

 Miss Maggie was my date.

 The esteemed.

 We clean up well. We'll all be together in Florida at the end of Oct.

 Broadmoor pool

 The Broadmoor
Fountain out front



After brunch, and the Broadmoor tour we stopped 
at the Guinta's for Greg's famous ribs.

Photo with Jack.

 All around the bar

Deep thoughts, "So how's your drink?"

 The Queen with her flowers

 Not looking so bad after 51 years.

 This was actually from the first day, the trip up to Mt. Baldy.
Clean mountain air.

Where do we go from here?

The Polaris

This is from Cyn's party ... there was ham and there was turkey, there was caviar ...
Oh... that was the Broadmoor brunch.

We are lucky. We have been doing family-style things with our neighbors
because most of us don't have family in Colorado. We celebrate birthdays
holidays, Survivor, sometimes Fridays and Saturdays and Bronco games, travelled.
And we still have things
to talk about.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The west is the best.

Annual Labor Day Camp out-  Trout Creek Pass

  We have all camped together for so long we get into rehashing events from 20 years ago. That makes for a lot of questions of newcomers. That is a good thing because the memories are fading and worn out, so retelling them makes us get our stories straight. That and the endorphins from laughing are cancer fighting agents.
   We make some new adventures as well. We ate, we drank, we sang, we joked, went on ATV rides, played washers, laughed and went to sleep too late, all to do it all again the next day. Not much of an edit, just some snaps as in snapshots:



More eating 

 Hugged and ate

It was Clay's 37th birthday.

 His mother, Peggy was in to visit from Texas, she was a real cool lady.

 The twins were excited about the cake and candles.


Chase was the only teen to make the trip and we all enjoy his comapny.

We managed to do some sitting around.


Notice the technique

My friends Pam, left and Bryan came from Morrison. In the center is Joe.

Cabbage can be a risky choice, however it goes well with corned beef

Eating again.

Kid's table

Big guy's table


Pam made some fabulous fresh-squose (new word) margarita's.

 We sure can eat.

and eat...

Kid's table with Dave G.

 Greg and Turkle
 Grandma and her girls.

Getting ice cream.

Jack begging from Pam.

 Tommy plays guitar

  Bob getting down.

Singing at the fire is my favorite thing about camping.

 portraits with Sue

 It was on his bucket list

 Camping twins

 Peggy and her grandkids