A visit with cousin Dean and wife Kate, and Uncle Stewart (and as it turns out, dog Buster) was a real treat. On one of his walks this past winter, Dean had found this little thing of a dog lying at the road side half starved, malnourished and in very bad shape. He and Kate rescued him, took him to the vet and left him there for a week to see if someone would claim him. No one did, so they are now the happy owners of Buster. I am so annoyed with myself for neglecting to get a photo of Buster and of Kate!!!
On the morning after our arrival, there was a half ironman triathlon scheduled and Susan and I got up early to walk down to the reservoir to watch some of it.
|Colorado -- Rocky Mountain High!|
A fine view of the Rockies just across the road from Dean and Kate's driveway.
|The reservoir is very big and the 1.2 mile swim was not only long, but there was quite a bit of wind to battle.|
|A little barn site on the walk back to the house with Dean.|
After breakfast and time visiting with Uncle Stewart, Dean would take us for an afternoon drive to enjoy some of the sights. Susan and I had visited Uncle Stewart twice at his Tucson AZ home. As he ages, he has need for some care and now lives with Dean and Kate in part of their duplex.
Our driver (Dean) took us to the top of some mountain for fantastic views of the city.
|Beautiful brick work forms an amphitheater with a view|
|Dean and Stew make their way to the stage|
|Our guide points out some things of interest|
|Rock lined walkway|
After this stop we moved on to an area that has a sensory trail walk. Susan and I enjoyed taking turns walking along the rope with eyes closed and taking the challenges along the way of identifying things with our other senses.
|Holding onto the rope and walking with eyes closed|
|Identifying two different rocks by feel|
Leaving this area, Dean brought us to yet another place of pleasure. People often come here to just sit, or have their lunch and enjoy the scenery and peace.
Pearl Street in Boulder. There are several blocks -- at least 3 or 4 -- that make up a pedestrian only market place and this day there was an event happening.
|Susan and cousin Dean at the Fall Fest|
|The University of Colorado (here in Boulder) mascot is the Buffalo.|
The pedestrian mall is apparently very well known, and boasts many nice shops that include Patagonia that Susan had to hop into for a moment (fortunately she did not buy anything), and what looked like an interesting bike shop that we did not have time to prowl!
This was a very full day, and after dinner we were pretty well done in. We watched the Packers lose their game to the Vikings ;'-( and thought of all the relatives here who would be sad for the loss.
Now we will be in transit for a bit as we begin the final leg of our marathon trip!