Sunday, May 24, 2015

Anniversary Weekend

Our folks were married on Memorial weekend, 29 years ago.  Wow!  They sure are old!  Today is their actual anniversary. 

Yesterday, they went to the Golden History Museum.  They said it was interesting.   Did you know that Jolly Ranchers candy or the Kong dog toys started in Golden, CO?

The museum also has a very rare piano.  It is covered in velvet.

They learned about the "M" that is made of rocks on Lookout Mountain.  On the first Monday of school, the freshmen band members of the School of Mining carry a ten pound rock that they have brought from home up to Lookout Mountain. They then paint their rock white and a new M is formed.  The M is easily be seen from city of Golden.  The students sing when they complete their mission and it is said they can be heard in Golden.

There was also a section dedicated to Coors beer.

Today, the folks decided to drive up to Lookout Mountain.  They did that back in 2013, but decided to do it again.  Here is the link from 2013.
Bikers were everywhere going up the mountain.

Lots of people in the air.

See the white?  That is the M that we told you about.  It is not a good photo, but Mom couldn't get a front view of it.
Inside the nature center.  The displays were very nice.


Outside the nature center.

On top of Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain as seen from the ground.  It is the mountain in the middle.
The folks then drove to Red Lobster for their anniversary lunch.  They said it was good.  Mom brought home leftovers but all we got were some mozzarella sticks.  Scout said they were delicious.  I thought they were okay.

The folks bought a DVR for their anniversary.  Since we have a pay as you go satellite system, we do not have a receiver with a DVR built into it.  Mom said that now when we interrupt her TV programs with wanting to go for a walk, she will just hit record and off we will go.  It sounds great to us.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  I am not sure what our plans are, but here is a photo of us from Memorial Day 2013.  We were in Arlington, TX.

The Greyhound Who Is Enjoying The Holiday Weekend With His Family

Monday, May 18, 2015

Glad We Didn't Move To The Mountains

We were supposed to move to the mountains on Saturday. They received snow on Saturday and they are also getting it today.  I think a foot is predicted.  Scout and I probably would have liked it, but Mom wouldn't have.

Dad was away last week.  He was in California for meetings.  It sounds like he had a lot more fun than we did.

We haven't been up to much lately.  We have been enjoying being outside when possible.  It seems like it rains every day.  We saw four rainbows yesterday alone.

A double rainbow from last week.

A rainbow as seen from inside our home.

Scout enjoying the sun.

We didn't want to come in yesterday.  It was so nice.
The folks drove to town to look at a campground that is in the city and on a creek.  There was an event going on with people in the water.

The pictures are not very good.  The event was not crowded which is surprising.  It was a chilly, rainy day though.
Dad said it looks like you have to catch the poop before it touches the ground here.

Just a flower.

Chickens are here because there is a old village and people can feed the chickens.  :::shrugs shoulders:::

The creek is pretty full.

Dad said this creek took out the town two years ago.  Mom hadn't heard that and hasn't researched it.

There used to be a tram that took people to the top of the mountain.
Last Sunday morning, we had snow here.  We saw three people on their roofs trying to clean them off.  Mom was scared someone would slide off. The guy across from us slid a few times.

The snow was gone by afternoon.  It normally melts pretty fast here.  Scout and I enjoyed it while it lasted. 
The Greyhound Who Is Tired On This Rainy Day

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Tiny House

The tiny house was supposed to be picked up on Wednesday.  We waited all day, but nothing happened.  Yesterday, a small truck pulled into the site, but nothing happened.  Mom said "There is no way that truck is going to pull that house." The truck was there all day and then it left.  We think someone was just parking there.  Today at 1:30, a truck with transport written on it pulled up.  They got out and hitched it to their truck.

 They then sat in the truck for a half hour because a storm passed through.  After that, they tested the brake lights on the house and found they didn't work.  They unhooked the house and left.

 Mom thought maybe they had given up because they shrugged their shoulders when they left.

A half hour later, they came back.  They bought something for the lights.  They worked on it and worked on it.  It didn't work.  They left again.

We had given up on them coming back today, but about an hour later they showed up. This time, they had temporary lights with them.  It took them about a half hour to figure out how to attach them.  Finally, they started removing the blocks from the tires of the little house. 

It's moving!

Tiny House rounding the curve at the bottom of the hill and leaving our view.
The Tiny House is headed to Tennessee.  It sounds like they will be headed into some nasty weather this weekend, so we hope they make it without any problems.

The Greyhound Who Was Not As Interested In The Tiny House As His Mom

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