Monday, October 5, 2015

Safely in Colorado


Miss D. and I have made it safely to Colorado.  Over the next few days we'll be visiting her brother, and also author, friend and mentor to both of us, Sarah Hoyt and her family.  Much good food is likely to be consumed by all concerned.

We had a pleasant trip here.  Both of our vehicles are getting on in years, and aren't very comfortable for long trips;  but we pretty much had to drive, because of all we're carrying with us for the Blogorado gathering this coming weekend.  (Just for a start, we have a dozen firearms and something like 10,000 rounds of ammunition.  Try checking that at an airport and see how fast the security people lock you up - to say nothing of the excess baggage charges!)

Accordingly, we rented a 'premium car' from Enterprise.  On a weekly basis, it's surprisingly affordable, and the large, comfortable vehicle made the two-day trip from Tennessee a real pleasure.  Neither of us suffered much from the pains in the back and joints to which we've grown accustomed on earlier trips.  I can see we'll be doing this more often.

I'll post more tonight.  Meanwhile, enjoy yourselves with the blogs in my sidebar.

Peter

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful state, Colorado. But don't breathe too deep unless you want to revisit college days. Enjoy! Best wishes for a wonderful, safe trip!

You might check when the meteor shower is. The mountains are great for viewing.

Rev. Paul said...

Glad to hear your backs are doing okay. Enjoy your visit!

Old NFO said...

Great news! See y'all in a couple of days!

Chas Clifton said...

I don't think that "deep breathing" will be an issue in your part of Colorado. Nor in mine.

Chas Clifton said...

But then, there is this:

“I look it as way of rebuilding the economy of the town of Springfield,” Loflin said.

http://www.chieftain.com/news/region/3998910-120/hemp-state-plants-acres

Farmmom said...

Loflin is an idiot. Please don't judge our little town by his statements.

Chas Clifton said...

Farmmom -- Sitting over here SW of Pueblo, industrial hemp looks like a possible alternative for some groundwater-irrigated crops, such as corn -- for some people, in some places, some of the time.

What is your take on it?