Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
After Dick and Donna's we left for Boulder, Co. This is where Angelie, Jeff and Petra live. They just moved into a beautiful new house on the edge of town on the south end. This was tons of fun as Boulder never disappoints. One morning we got up and went to a breakfast place on top of a mountain in Allens Park. We had to stop here because almost three years ago I started my quest for the best biscuits and gravy ever. This place had it, and after we ate there I can confirm that yes, they still have it. I will be dreaming of the next time I get to eat biscuits and gravy there. Overall, it was a great trip and a very active one, as well. We ran a few days and Jesse went biking with Jeff and a few friends. These are the things that make us love Boulder so much. We can't wait to go back.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
At this point of our trip we were on our way to Dick and Donna's. Aunt Donna is my grandpa Kerns' sister. I'm pretty sure she is my oldest living reletive. On the way to their beautiful home in Creede, Colorado we stopped at Mesa Verde in Cortez, Co. This is an amazing area of cliff dwellings settled by the Pueblo civilizations.
Like we said, if we pass it and it's worth seeing we stop. So our followers will not at all be amazed by these two hotspots we passed on our way from the Grand Canyon to Creede, CO. Tuba City and Four corners monument have been touted as the "most breathtaking sites in the WORLD!" (Wild Bill publishing, 1938). Such a destination we could only snap a picture of Jessi as she waited for this happy couple to move there feet from the four states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
We finally made it out of california after seeing the biggest trees in the world, through the Arizona heat, and made it to the biggest... crack in the world. I guess it is more commonly known as a canyon and a grand one it is.
The time for goodbyes has come and gone, the adventures begun, and our van has already devoured 1,600 miles of open road. Goodbyes are never easy but our friends from the Bay are nothing short of the most fantastic support system any couple could ever want. We left on a Saturday morning September 5 when the plans for this trip came together and the time felt right. So the date drew near with skepticism a predominant theme among our comrades but La Ostra has solidified the position as the third and most stable member of our family.
Like Jessi said the month of September will bring us around and through some of the highlights of this great country, national parks mostly. We want to make sure we take full advantage of the time we have set aside so if we pass anything worth seeing you can bet your bottom dollar we are going to stop unless, of course, it doesn’t fit in to our rigid schedule that rarely varies from the 15 minute increment slots we have tirelessly structured to force fun upon us…
Actually this trip is exactly the opposite of that. We have destinations that are tentative and length of stay that are even more slippery. We see family and friends as we go and leave when we are ready. Another strange phenomenon I feel I should mention is the generous nature of the Oyster, motivated by saving the suspension, it seems that at every stop we loose some of our belongings to family for safe keeping while we are gone.
We are in Boulder, CO now visiting my sister Angelie, brother in-law Jeff, and baby niece Petra, who is the cutest baby I have ever see. Check out there blog at jeffangeliepetra.blogspot.com. We have been gone for a week so in the next few days we will post the pictures from the past week for you viewing enjoyment… See you soon.