Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorado Springs

Did I say Idaho?  Darling husband says I did in my last post......should have been Iowa!  We traveled through Illinois and Iowa.  Sorry bout that!

We had planned on spending a few days in Denver, but the park we were headed for was full.  So, we regrouped, and decided to just keep driving.  It was a rather long day for us, but we made it to Mountaindale RV park in Colorado Springs by late Saturday afternoon.  We had stayed at this park once before and loved it and we still love it.  So much so that we decided to stay awhile.  We will not be continuing our journey till Monday the 27th.

We are up in the mountains....
This is our site on the 'upper terrace'.  You pull in long ways and enjoy the view of the mountains and the campground below.  Entire site is covered in kinda a medium size gravel.  No AT&T cell service, but our verizon wifi is holding a 3G signal most of the time.  The campground does provide wifi and it does do a fairly good job.....still slower then what most of you are probably used too.  I think some of the sites do have cable, but we are using our Direct TV satellite.  Full hookups with 50th amp service.....just the way we like it!
There is a family of deer that come through the park every day.  They are very used to the people here.  Yesterday they spent the entire day lazing in the sun just a few feet from our campsite.  AWESOME!
Plenty of birds around too....like this beautiful Steller's Jay.

We have been blessed by fabulous weather, high 60's to low 70's in the day and 40's to 50's at night.  Plenty of sunshine too.  

We were thinking of checking out Pikes Peak, but got cold feet (no pun intended...well maybe just a little one) when we were told about the snow and read about altitude sickness.  We know we are both susceptible to the altitude sickness so decided not to chance it.  Instead...I'm going to spend the day at the Colorado Springs Zoo Thursday and then Friday I think we will check out the "Garden of the Gods" park. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Westward Bound

Yup...we been a traveling down the road!  Made it through Illinois and Idaho and pretty much did nothing but be rainy and cold.  The rain and cold also detoured me from getting my camera out for pics.  Finally the sun broke through, but then the wind really kicked up with some 30 mile gust!  The rv parks we have been staying at along our journey are nothing to write home about....we stayed close to the interstate for easy on/off access.  Moving a little quicker then normal just because of the cold temps, but today we are headed to Denver and we do plan on spending a few days there.
Here are a couple of pics of the campgrounds we stayed at while making our way across Nebraska.  Again nothing special, but ok for an overnight.  The sun was shining and the wind has finally died down.....was even able to put the awning out yesterday!
Sure do love that new awning!  This is the Holiday RV Park in North Platte, Nebraska.  We will be leaving here this am.  It is an old park, but nice long pull throughs, 50amp full hookups, and easy to get around in.  
This is our site from the night before....Pine Grove RV Park in a little town called Greenwood....just a bit west of Omaha Nebraska.  We had a nice corner pull through and again easy to get in and out of.  The office actually has a bar serving beer/wine, a little snack bar with ice cream and pizza, and a small store were you can get a cold six pack among other things.  Have to say....this is the first rv park I have stayed at that served liquor in the office!  But you are in the middle of no where so I'm guessing they do a pretty good business! 
Looking forward to spending a few days in Denver and also looking forward to finally be turning south!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wedding Photos!

Yes....the wedding bells have rung and it was the most magical of weekends...EVER!  So much love and fun.....time with family and friends...priceless memories!  Everything was perfect and beautiful.  I have a few photos to share and yes, there eventually will be more!  But here is a sneak peak......
This photo was taken my Green Holly Photography
As was this one
And this one too....these were all part of a 'sneak peak' she gave us.  I can't wait to see the rest of them!
The wedding cake and cupcakes.  Wish you could see the topper on the small wedding cake....it has Mickey Mouse ears....because that is where the kids will be spending their honeymoon over the New Years.  Compliments of their Grandparents!  Awesome gift!
This is a photo of one of the table number cards I made for them.  The kids did some basic old hollywood poses and I worked a little photoshop magic....turned out really cute!

Bill and I welcomed the most wonderful daughter into our family.  We are so very blessed!  Thank you to all who attended and shared this joyous occasion with us.  

We.....have rested a bit....and are now making our way west toward Yuma AZ our winter destination.  We are currently in Utica Illinois.  Today we will head over to Lincoln Nebraska.  Yesterday was a very wet travel day....hoping to see a bit of sunshine today, but the forecast is still predicting more rain.  The good news is the temps have at least warmed a bit....up into the 60's...and that is a very Goode thing!