Monday, September 7, 2009

Just back from a weekend at the Ranch

Mark and I went to Las Vegas, NM to visit Patricia and family at their new home in NM. The property, the home are BEAUTIFUL.

We left about 3pm and did not run into any traffic in Denver or Colorado Springs. In the city of CS the traffic did pick upbut there was no congestion.

The obligatory photo of Walsenburg was accompanied by a text to PJ and she texted back with LOL. (This is story that I give PJ the privilege of sharing as it is her story to tell!)

The best part of the trip was THE BOYS. Cody greeted usand showed us around his new house.

Tyler was sleeping but when he woke up at 2am we brought him into bed with us for a late night milk bottle. He wasn’t sure who we were but a milk bottle is a milk bottle.

Mark took Cody for morning walks, finding all kinds of treasure—golf balls were a big hit. But they are for throwing outside.

Since it rained we did not have a chance to enjoy the newly constructed fire pit—Jason did a GREAT job. This is a future activity that will be relished.

Jason and Lenny participated in a gold tournament (Dwayne’s business partner runs it) while we went to Santa Fe to check out the campgrounds for Jamboree 2010. Check out the Monkey Blog in a day or two for that update. Suffice itto say it is perfect for young families.

While in Santa Fe we hit the Children’s Museum. This is the best child ren’s museum I’ve ever been to, bar none.

Kids have a great time and older kids do too.

Patricia cooked for us all weekend and it was good from the pastrami sandwich for lunch to the beef enchiladas for dinner. Breakfast had special treats too—yogurt parfaits ala McDonalds-style.

One evening we joined Dwayne and Tracey (and Kellie) on the deck outside their home. It was a beautiful evening. Beautiful time.

It was sad to say good-bye to my boys. But PJ will be here for her birthday and I’m sure Las Vegas will be in our travel plans before the end of the year. The quick 5 ½ hour drive is pleasant and doable.

I won’t have to miss my boys very much.