Friday, August 30, 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park First Snow of the Season

Rumor had it that the snow plows were called out on Trail Ridge Road Tuesday night, so Wednesday we decided to investigate.  Made the drive to the visitors center at the top and talked to a Ranger....Yes, there had been 6 inches of hail and snow and the plows had lead cars through the park.

At the time of our visit on Wed there was just a few signs of the snow the night before, since the temperature now was in the 70s.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Boone, NC Weekend with Colby and Joe.....

Colby and Joe found a nice quiet cabin in the mountains of NC for a weekend away!

Joe enjoys a cold brew while...

.....dinner is cooking!

Max and Gus, their travel companions, enjoyed the freedom of the mountains.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Mustachio's on the Lake, Granby, CO

Ted and Jan celebrated their 39th anniversary at Mustachio's on Lake Granby Saturday evening. Mustachio's is a new Grand County restaurant owned by David & Lisa Pratt. They are located on Hwy 34 between Granby and Grand Lake, CO and the outside deck overlooks the lake with a great view of Lake Granby and the mountains. 

What a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion....the service and food was outstanding and we meet some great fellow dinners. One, Maureen Wade, took and shared the hummingbird photos and the top picture of the anniversary couple.  Thanks Maureen for taking the time to send us your photos. They make a great addition to our blog entry.

As you can see Mustachio's portions are very generous and we had enough leftovers for dinner the next night.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kari's Weekend Visit to Elk Creek Campground

Columbine Lake Grand Lake, CO

Kari enjoying the Columbine Lake scenery....

The s'mores were GREAT!   
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Day of Paddle Boarding at Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry is located in Ijams Nature Center  near downtown Knoxville, TN.

Joe and Gus take in the scenery....

Colby with Gus and Max

Mead's Quarry Park offers a glimpse into East Tennessee's quarrying past that provided pink marble used in local and national buildings and monuments such as the National Gallery of Art. The features include a series of rugged multi-use trails for hikers and bikers encompass scenic overlooks and gorges, historic cemeteries, rock bridges, and mature woodland and include Interpretive Plaza, a lake observation deck , the Historic Stanton Cemetery and 1.5 miles of multi-use trails
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Sunday, August 04, 2013

De Antonio's in Winter Park, CO

If you want NY style pizza visit De Antonios's in Winter Park to get your fix.

Frank turns out a very memorable pizza and other authentic Italian favorites...

Surprise!! This was actually two meals for Ted!!

Really enjoyed our meal and took enough home for a Sunday night feast.  We will be back!!
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