ContentsRearview Mirror - Summary of the past week
Headlights - Our schedule as to where we will be heading
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This was a quiet day at Snowy Peaks working on the computer, watching the U.S. open, driving through and around Leadville, with everything bookended by a morning lake and an afternoon reservoir hike.
Back to Chatfield
In the morning Jan guided BERT the 120 miles through valleys, along streams, and over mountain passes to Chatfield State Park in Littleton, CO (SW Metro Denver).
Austie and Brody
In the late afternoon, daughter-in-law Kelly brought our grandson, Austie, and his buddy, Brody, over to spend the night. So it was the usual--playground, swim beach, playground, family movie night, and S’mores.
After years of talking about it, we finally made the trip (just 30 minutes from Chatfield) to Tiny Town. The boys had a great time, riding the tiny train and exploring all the tiny buildings.
June 20, 2012, Tiny Town Telegraph Feature Story
Notorious Parker Gang Ringleaders Captured in Tiny Town!
Today was a landmark day for Colorado as two of the most despicable, mean, ornery, outlaws of the West were finally incarcerated after years of pursuit by the Colorado Highway Patrol, the Texas Rangers, the FBI, the Canadian Mounted Police, and four relentless nuns.
In disguise as Boulder left-wing hippies, “Automatic Austie” and “Bad Boy Brody” had snuck into Tiny Town unnoticed. The town sheriff, however, became suspicious when she noticed that both of the desperadoes ordered swirly ice cream cones--the trademark of the famous bandits. Before they could say “Dag Gummit,” she had them locked up in the Tiny Town jail awaiting sentencing.
Just look into their eyes and you can understand the raw terror felt anytime these two hombres rode their horses into town.
Work Work Work
Wednesday was a “head down” day consisting primarily of interviews, as I’m conducting a search for a services executive for a client.
Back to Business
During the day I facilitated a workshop in the northern part of Denver that went very well.
That evening, though, was just great. Our two nieces, whom we hadn’t seen in years, have both moved to the Denver area and drove over to spend the evening with us. They are both very smart, lots of fun, and even prettier than I remember.
I finished up my second client day.
We broke camp and drove the 40 miles, mostly south, to a campground south of Castle Rock.
Here are some old trucks from this week.
June 28-29: Colorado Campground, Pike National Forest
June 30-July 4: Mary’s Campground, Estes Park
July 5-7: St. Vrain State Park
July 8-12: Travel East
July 13-14: McHenry, IL
July 15: Homer Glen, IL
July 16-17: Travel
July 18-?: Traverse City, MI
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See you next week.