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Last Van Camping Trip (For a while)

We had a short camping trip to southern Utah for fall break. None of our kids were able to come, but the Pauls, Muirs, Stewarts and Scott Thayn family attended. It was a little cold for this trip. We saw a few patches of snow on the ground, but as long as the sun was …

Balloon Chasing and a Night Time Glow

Oct 3, 2021 We had a nice quiet night in Frenchie’s yard and in the morning all the girls went to walk the dog down by the Rio Grande river. They had a very nice 4.5 mile walk and were able to see the many balloons that were part of the Mass Ascension of the …

Coyotes, Covid and Balloons – A lot of Balloons

Oct 1, 2021 The night was full of packs of coyotes howling all around us. It was fun to listen to them. Early in the morning it started to rain and kept raining most of the day. In the morning we came down off the mountain and drove into Alamosa to find a Covid test. …

The Narrow Train up the Mountain

Sept 28, 2021 We left home on Tuesday morning with the goal to camp to near Durango, CO. We had tickets for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train trip at 8:00 am on Wednesday morning. We would have left on Monday, but we wanted to attend Everett’s 4th birthday party that night. We left home …