Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lodging

Even though we are back in Texas, Tom keeps getting pictures from his Hiking group. I think the pictures are interesting, so I will pass them along.
You may click on any picture to enlarge

This picture was taken on a hike while Tom was still there. I am always amazed at the beauty of an Aspen Forest.
 This is a picture of one of the two Yurts we have in our county there (high in the mountains). Hikers or skiers can reserve a bed to sleep here for as little as $20.00 a night.
 Part of the hiking group stopped in to have a look.It is rather crude, but has the necessities. There are cots for sleeping, a stove for cooking, a sink, table for eating and a wood stove for heat. I am thinking it would be a welcome sight on a cold night.
I am going offline for a couple of weeks....will have pictures when I return, and will visit your blogs to let you know that I am back. Janey

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Wood

Tom and I were sitting in a coffee shop having a conversation. I  wasn't paying any attention to the wainscoting (wood decorating the lower part of the wall).....
that is until this message stamped on the wall caught my eye.
Only then did I notice all of the scuff marks on the wood. Kind of nice being surrounded by wood that has known such joy. Okay, this sounds corny, but I could almost image people dancing all around us.Tom inquired what I was doing when I stopped on the way out to take a picture of the wall. He should know by now that I will pull my camera out for anything I find interesting!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hobbies

I was going to ask all of you what your hobbies are, but I venture to guess most of you would say photography and blogging. 
I saw this old car on a trailer around the corner from me today. So, I think someone must  enjoy restoring old cars. My guess is that it is a very costly hobby. I have no idea what year or type of car this is. Maybe someone else knows? I would  love to see it when it is finished.....or ride in it, which would be even better!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Big Hike

Hello from Texas. We made it home today, arriving with mixed feelings. Love where we live in the winter (Fort Worth, Texas), but will miss our Colorado home and sweet little mountain town where we spend five months out of the year. Before I switch gears on you, I simply must tell you about my Tom's hiking club.
You see, Tom is one of the organizers of a weekly hiking group in the summer. The club is made up of both men and women, but I am not a regular. I only made  it on the first hike this summer.The regulars are pictured here on the biggest and longest hike of the season....put together by my Tom. In this picture they had just been dropped off by a shuttle service operated by a sports store in town. They are about to hike parts of the Colorado Trail starting at about 12,000 feet high in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
They headed out with Tom leading the way on what at first seemed like a easy level walk
but pretty soon...there was a lot of up! Notice anything?
Yes, that is a snow field in the shape of a heart in the distance
They came across three moose along the way, including this young bull moose,
and some interesting formations, like the above that they refer to as The Clay Pots.
Finally they arrive at the high mountain lake that was their destination
and four miles further they arrive at the Falls. It has been seven strenuous miles to get here, and then another five miles down to where they had left vehicles to drive back into town. The hike ended up being 12 treacherous miles....It was not exactly what my Tom had remembered. He did admit that he was much younger when he did this hike the first time...like 21 years younger!!Everyone did finish (you don't have a lot of choice). ....and they have all recovered. Hopefully  in the future it will become a fond memory.

If you are ever in Lake City you are welcome to join the hiking club on a hike (hopefully and easier one :)
Sorry...I do not know who to give credit to for all of these wonderful pictures documenting the hike.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Packing

I know that I have been neglecting my Blog lately, but we are departing for Texas earlier this year...so I am busy packing. I will return...and hope that you will too. Janey

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Scratch scratch

The following is an article in our weekly newspaper, about a scary encounter.

A local woman always lets her cat out of the  window beside her bed when he scratches on it during the night....which she did one night this week. Hearing him scratching on his return, she opened the open to gather him up and help him back inside.
It is not unusual for her to do this when she is only half awake, which is why she didn't notice that it wasn't her cat....that is until she wrapped her arms around a bear estimated to be 250 lbs! Luckily she was able to slam the window before she was injured. Yes, I will have to inquire about the whereabouts of the cat....

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Bear Report

I haven't seen a bear around here, but these two were spotted by friends just this week.
My friend Robin snapped this on the hill behind her Lodge
and my friend Jane snapped this through her window a couple of hours before I picked her up to go play golf. Looks like he is admiring the view...or photographing it, when in reality he was eating the left over bird seed.