I had no idea that three months had passed since last I posted. Holy cow! Where has the time gone? So many great things have happened, and a few not so great, but in general, it's all good!
May is a blur, so we'll move on from there. June was eventful. I went on a great motorcycle trip with Cal & Dee, Brett & Allyson and Mike Bahr. It was the state Harley rally in Gunnison, but we skipped out on most of that and headed straight to Montrose to visit Mike Bahr. A friend who used to live in the neighborhood but moved to the Western slope with his wife Sandy a few years ago. Sandy was actually up in Denver during that weekend visiting her grandkids. Mike was kind enough to put us up in his home for the weekend.
The ride down was great. Monarch pass was a bit scary at some points. Tight turns and all, but I managed and enjoyed it for the most part. We got to Mike's, enjoyed dinner and chatting and then hit the sack around 9:30p. The next morning we woke up, headed to Gunnison to get our T-shirts for the rally. From there we headed south to a great little town time forgot called Lake City. Darling. I have pictures to post a little later. Then we went further south to Clear Creek waterfall. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The water levels are so high and the force of the water so great it made for quite a sight!
Saturday we headed back home. All told it was a little under 1,000 miles in three days. My hands were tired from gripping the bars, but I wouldn't have exchanged the experience. Very Very fun!
Then came the 4th of July. Kenzie had asked me to do a road trip this year. Since Frank doesn't love 'em I thought it would be fun to do a girl's trip. We invited Kenzie's friend Demi and headed to Utah to see my friend Laurie. The ride was fun. Mostly because I have a new car...that's another story...but the ride was long due to construction. We arrived on Thursday night, picked up dinner and enjoyed a nice quiet evening at Laurie's. The girls spent their time in the complex pool and Laurie and I headed up to her rooftop deck to enjoy sunset. And man was it a beauty!
The rest of the weekend was spent seeing this and that, but culminated in an amazing brunch at the Grand American hotel in SLC. It was seriously ridiculous how many food stations there were. To top it off we had a server who was from the UK and her stories were literally half of the fun experience. Demi even encouraged Kenzie to branch out and try some new food fare. I was pretty excited she did!
We got back on the 6th and the 8th I turned around and went up to Boulder for my work department's annual legal retreat. It was also amazing! We had speakers come to train us on the Happiness Advantage (a great book by Shawn Achor...I highly recommend it). Powerful stuff. Friday we did our strategic planning, but the nights were used to bond with each other over dinners. And that's probably my favorite part. Just getting to know each other on a closer level outside of the office. Very invigorating.
My travels are pretty well done for now. Except for an overnight in Broomfield when Frank and I get to go see Jim Gaffigan live at the end of this month, and perhaps a trip to Longmont to see Rach, Jeff & Family when they visit from Dubuque next month. Huh, I guess there's still fun to be had.
Next update...Jake is registered for fall semester of college and Kenzie will be homeschooling online this upcoming year.