Saturday, July 01, 2006

Great Trip!

I'm home. I arrived back on Wednesday in the afternoon. I have been so busy since I've been back that I haven't really had time to post about my trip.

I had a wonderful time. It was so good to spend time alone with my "baby" sister again. I had forgotten just how much I miss her! She was a great hostess and took time off work while I was there. We went to Red Rocks on Thursday, Garden of the Gods on Friday. Saturday was the reception so we were very busy with that. On Sunday we just lazed around with my nieces and nephew and their family and enjoyed time chatting with each other. My cousin had to fly out on Monday and Tuesday we went to Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. My flight left Denver Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM.

Of course, the altitude is much higher there. Hence the nickname of "Mile High City". Due to that fact, people often get what they term "altitude sickness". I got a little queasy but the cure is simple....drink more water! I also had a little trouble breathing while walking up in the mountains due to the thinner air.

The above picture is near Lookout Mountain not far from Boulder. Lookout Mountain is where Buffalo Bill's grave is alleged to be. I would add more pictures, but alas, I have the same problem as some of the other bloggers and it will only allow me to add one picture at the present time! See, it doesn't just hate you, Chesney Girl!

The wedding reception went well considering it was a "garden" reception and a storm rolled through just as everything was set to go. After a quick rush to remove the table cloths and centerpieces from each table, while keeping an eye on the ever darkening sky and natural fireworks show, the sky opened up and dumped huge drops for several minutes and then moved on.

My flight (both ways) was fairly uneventful. Although while waiting to board in Houston for the flight back home I had thought that I had become a "time traveler"!
They changed the gate at the last minute and when I arrived at the correct gate we all boarded a bus that took us to the plane very near the runway to board! I'm assuming it was because the airport was very, very busy that day! I'm hoping that isn't the normal method of operation for an airport of that size!

I had a really wonderful time but it's nice to be back home!!


Anonymous said...


That's an awesome picture! I'm glad you are back. Sounds like a wonderful time you had too. I love hiking and going to parks!

Mike (ex scientia) said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful time! Red Rocks and Garden of the Gods sure bring back some fond memories -no doubt you and your sister shared a few too.

It's Just Me said...

I am SO glad you had a great time, Martie! Sounds like you had a fun trip.

I went to Red Rocks and a few other places when I went to Denver a few years back, and I found it to be truly beautiful. I really enjoyed the city of Denver too.

I'd love to see more pictures if you can get them posted.

Nelly said...

So glad you are back safely and that you had a good time. Welcome back!!!

Ame said...

Ahhhhh ... so glad to hear this :) Time alone in God's beauty; sharing time with people we love :)

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Glad you had fun! That picture is gorgeous.

Lori said...

Hi Martie!!!

Just have a few minutes but wanted to say hi. Still no computer, but I truly haven't forgotten you.

I hope that all is well. Looks like you had a vacation. I'm totally jealous! Take care of yourself and am hoping to be among the world of the blogging before too much longer.


Connie and Rob said...

Dear Martie,
I am so glad you had a safe trip. Even better sounds like you had lots of fun with your family.

What a beautiful picture.


Dorothy said...

Oh man, Denver? I would so love to go! We're heading out to Las Vegas in October and I can't wait to see those mountains! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I will continue my "finding my father" epilogue. It's hard when they don't want to make contact, but I will persevere. ;o)

McSwain said...

Sounds like you're glad you went! ;-)

chesneygirl said...

Sounds like lots of fun and what a great picture!!
So glad you had a good time....see? aren't you glad we all encouraged you to go! :)

I'm also glad to know it's not just me that blogger hates! ;)