Monday, September 21, 2009

Time to head out...

...but we hate to leave Eric, Kari and baby Jacob. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

We got things unhooked, the car hooked up and pulled out of the RV park. We stopped for a few minutes to tell Kari, Jacob and Kari's parents goodbye and hit the road. Eric came along with us so we could drop him off at the Denver airport for work. He'd never ridden in our motorhome before and seemed to especially enjoy the ability to use the laptop while traveling!!
We had good weather until the eastern side of Monarch Pass where we hit some wet snow. Fortunately it wasn't sticking to the road. (If you want to see the snow better, you can click on the picture!)
The aspens higher up are turning that beautiful gold color that they have. They would have been much brighter and prettier in sunshine!

Blue Mesa Lake was as pretty as we remembered it from when we were last by here in 1993.

We had previously planned to park the motorhome in Colorado Springs, but finally decided to park it in Pueblo and take the car north. So, we did that and headed for Denver around 5 p.m. We arrived at our friend Darlene's house around 7:00 and had a nice evening visiting with her, her dad, Francis, and her daughter, Elizabeth, who lives fairly close. For those of you who don't know, Darlene's son, Derick, has been a part of our family since he and Eric were in college together 15 years ago.


  1. Did you let Eric drive the RV at all? A little intimidating, I would think...but then again, he does fly huge airplanes!!! ;)

  2. Not yet - he might want to start on roads a little less intimidating than that one was to begin with, even if he does fly gigantic jets!