Our Dog Jake

Our Dog Jake
Jake's a happy dog

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Olympic Training Center




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1st day of School

This summer flew! I think that's what just about everyone answers when asked how their summer was. As true as it is, we are going to savor this last year of elementary school for Raven. Luke is very happy to be in 4th grade. It's a great start to this school year.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Oldest Colorado Town

Not only is San Luis, CO the oldest town in Colorado, it also is the home of the oldest drainage ditch in CO.
 Our favorite part of this stop was the Stations of the Cross trail.  It is a maintained trail up a hill with beautiful bronze sculptures of the 13 stations of the Cross.  This is the chapel at the top.
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New Mexico and Colorado State Line


Oddly we have a number of pictures of our children lying across state lines, but this one of a state line being a cattle guard has to be one of the favorites.

 Pretty open spaces. Good times.
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Workin' on the Road


Notice the Map.
We are in Questa, NM here.
Apparently they were expecting us at this c-store/gas station/lunch counter/JB's office.
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Rio Grande Gorge


As we left Taos, we stopped by the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and did a bit of exploring around it. We followed an electrical access road and enjoyed the view at the edge of the gorge.

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Trampas Lake, Lots of Rain

As JB & Ben ascended, the rain came on. Once they reached the lake, and after a few hours of waiting out the rain in their little make-shift shelter, they decided to descend rather than spend a night soaked just to climb a wet, slick mountain face the next morning.
I think the comment "we're havin' the time of our lives" was how they described this outing.

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Up to Truches Peaks

This is the beginning of the trek up to Trampas Lake and the peaks.
Notice the graffiti on the National Forest trail marker. This is not an easily accessable marker, and yet many of those who have passed it have felt the need to deface it. Strange.


This was a spot along the Trampas Lakes Trail. Picturesque view.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Some of our YouTube's

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Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June