Thursday, July 31, 2014

Vacation Bible School and Van Troubles

 This week while Ellen and Luke have been attending an MTI (Missionary Training International) sponsored "Debriefing and Renewal" program, Glenn and I have been watching the grand-kids.

David was old enough to attend Vacation Bible School down at the local Bible Church.  He was barely old enough - 3 years old.  He was 3 years and 1 week old.

Glenn and I would take the kids down on the bicycles and then Emily would enjoy the ride back by herself.  This also gave us time and energy to spend with just Emily and also time to start cleaning the cabin real good.  Thanks to my sister Sherrie and bro-in-law, Steve, who helped vacuum. They also used their special floor cleaning machine.

During this same time frame, last Thursday, Glenn discovered that the alternator wasn't working. He went to a NAPA store where he had a lifetime warranty on the unit.
Long Story short.

We were told it would arrive on Tuesday and Glenn would change the part out.
Tuesday, comes and goes.
Wednesday, the UPS truck didn't deliver it, finally the Fed-Ex truck had the alternator. Praise the Lord!
Glenn was creative in "hauling" off the trash in the bike trailer.

Our plans have changed, but we're making the best of it.  I'm glad I have a mechanical husband who can fix things. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What a H!gh!

This past week, Glenn and I escaped with the 2 kids and took them for bicycle rides, car rides and even a picnic in the park.

Since David likes Thomas the Train, it was no wonder he would enjoy climbing all over the coal train up at the pass going towards Leadville.
Yes, that is 11, 318 above Sea Level!
After climbing on the train, we drove towards Leadville and then up to Minturn.
{bridge at Red Cliff}
We found this children's park with a wooden train for the kids to play in.  Here we had a picnic lunch to top the day off.
Next came a bike ride from Copper down to Frisco.  Of course we had to stop and see the geese.
Again, we had another fun day with the g'kids.
Yes, the kids enjoyed their little trailer ride, just as much as GrandDad loved taking them down the hill.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

4 Letterboxes in One Day

We drove to EGE Airport to drop Scott and Barbara off and as we made our one hour return back to Frisco, we took our time and found 4 letterboxes.

Letter Box #1 
was located at a Rest Stop on I-70.  There was a Rio Grande Rail Road Car in the park.  It was a Great location and great idea for the letter box.
Letter Box #2
was also located in a Rest Stop on I-70.  We had to find it between the trees and under the rocks.
Letter Box #3
was located off of I-70 in Avon, off the cliff.  
It was very creative, as the letter box was in an old soda bottle.

The rubber stamp was in the cap of the Soda Bottle and the paper with the stamps was rolled up and stuck inside.

Letter Box #4
was located in Minturn, Colorado.
Minturn is a small but very busy town, as on this Saturday there was a bike ride with thousands of cyclists traveling through the town.  The Letter box was on the other side of the rail road tracks near the town cemetery.

I would say, 4 letter boxes in 3 hours is a very good find.  
This was a fun activity and we saw parts of the country side that we would never have stopped to enjoy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Concert and Breckenridge

Every Thursday night there is a free concert in the park in downtown Frisco.

Scott and Barbara enjoyed some sushi!
Nope, not for me!

On Friday, we took the free Gondola ride in Breckenridge.

Then Scott, Barbara, Luke and Glenn rode their bikes from Breckenridge to Frisco.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vail Pass Bike Ride and Chair-lift to Copper Mountain

 We enjoyed the Vail Pass down to Vail Ski slopes bike trail.
The scenery was breath-taking!
Picture time.
Made it to Vail, Colorado.
Then, we rode the chair-lift up to the top of Copper Mountain for some Bar-b-que lunch.
And then we rode back from Vail Pass through Copper Mountain and on to Frisco.
It was a very FULL day.  
'Twas a Fun day.
We got lots of exercise this day.
We were tired out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bike Gloves

 I think Glenn needs some new bike gloves! 
What do you think?
Maybe for his birthday later this week...hmmm...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Biking Downhill

This past week we enjoyed some days of relaxing activities here in the Rockies with family and friends.

We had picnic lunches at Copper Mountain.

Texas size chairs
 There is still snow on the slopes at Copper Mountain!

One day, GrandDad got David and Emily all geared up to go down the mountain with him.
We've enjoyed biking downhill most days.  Each afternoon, the rains come for an hour or two.  In the mornings, the sky is clear and bright and beautiful.
I enjoy biking from Vail Pass down through Copper Mountain and onto Frisco.  I take my time.  I stop a lot and enjoy the beauty.  I take some pictures and praise God for the time I can enjoy His Creation.

Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.