Granny & Maggie

MY TWO FAVORITE LADIES all dolled up at Heather's Wedding

Whiskey & Mango Out on the Town

And in bed by 10:30 P.M. HA HA! Amanda's husband planned a Girl's Night Out for her and I got to tag along. We stayed downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall @ the Marriott had lunch at The Market on Larimer Square, Shopped the 16th St. Mall, & had supper @ Pulcinella Ristorante on 18th & Lawrence. ALL WITHOUT CHILDREN! What a nice break. The best part of the weekend though was hanging out with Mango who I have been "BFF" for 24 years. Isn't that nuts? She knows more about me than my own husband!!!

Sawyer's Field Trip to The Butterfly Pavillon

My little Honey Bee playing in the honeycomb at the Butterfly Pavillon. Sawyer got to ride the school bus with his classmates while Mom & Maggie followed in the ol minivan. The 3 of us lagged behind the group the whole field trip, not purposely but I guess we are just a bunch of lollygaggers.

This is some of Sawyer's Photography of a giant Ant.

Sawyer & his buddies lining up to get back on the bus, I really don't think they could stand any closer together!!!


The adventure began bright and early Friday April 5 @ 8:30 a.m. as we loaded up in the minivan and headed out for the first leg of our journey to California. We made it a half an hour before we stopped for breakfast!! After filling our guts we got back in the car and headed out, I think we made it about another hour before Sawyer had to pee. We had a late lunch in Las Vegas, NM and finally made it to Albuquerque about 6:00 p.m. Good grief an almost 10 hour drive just to get on the train?!?! Anyhow........we checked out Old Town and Sawyer met some pretty girls from Bethel College in Kansas of all places who he asked to dance in the gazebo, of course they caught his attention because of their LONG hair. The lucky lady was Rachel and her friends Kayla & Sierra watched.

Anticipating the Amtrak Adventure

So it is 2 days until we leave Colorado to drive to Albuquerque to board Amtrak to Los Angeles to rent a car to drive to Temecula, CA. Any questions? Oh yeah and then when our week is over in California we get to get in the car to drive to Los Angeles to get on the train to ride back to Albuquerque then drive back home to Firestone, CO. Any other questions? No my husband doesn't smoke crack but by this itinerary you would think he does and by looking at this itinerary I may be a crack smoker by April 14th! So anyhow for those of you who find all this comical here is our actual itinerary.......................

Friday April 4
Leave Firestone, CO via MiniVan to Albuquerque
Stay the night there

Saturday April 5
Depart Albuquerque, NM
4:45 P.m.

Sunday April 6
Arrive Los Angeles, CA
8:15 a.m.

Sunday April 13
Depart Los Angeles, CA
6:45 P.M.

Monday April 14
Arrive Albuquerque, NM
12:12 P.m.
and then drive to FIRESTONE, CO

All I can say is PRAY PRAY PRAY for all of us!!!
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