Rachel was supposed to come to the gun range with me back in Boston several months ago, but the day I had planned to take her she had a seizure. Yesterday we went up to Spring Creek which is just outside of Idaho Springs in Colorado. With the help of multiple, legal gun owners, Rachel was given the opportunity to handle an unloaded rifle and with assistance she was able to shoot it. She loved it! She held it, I balanced it and aimed while she pulled the trigger. Very cool day. There are more pictures of this day on my personal blog www.katwasabi.com
Today we met up with Heather, Nick and Sky (her boys) at the Omlette Parlour. Great food, even better company!
Gotta love a place that serves up good, vegetarian omlettes! Check it out: http://www.co-spgs-omeletteparlor.com/
Picture: Heather and her son NickRead More
Team Rachel is safely in Colorado Springs Colorado and had the pleasure of visiting Garden of the Gods yesterday! Today we’ve been hiding out because of the record temperatures (Rachel and the clan don’t do well in the heat).Read More
After the recent heat wave affecting New England we (me and the kids) have decided to postpone our summer road trip until September. Its a good excuse to blow off a little school but more importantly the weather will be more temperate and I won’t have to deal with 110 degrees while strolling through Hays, KS or Terre Haute, IN. We stayed there last year in our travels and both were little slices of hell on earth. Neither my kiddos nor their Mom do very well in such high heat.
We’ll be driving out to Colorado and hopefully staying at the Garden of the Gods Campground (they don’t close until September 30th) for about a week and hanging out with incredible friends (they can only be found in one place apparently lol). We were considering staying a while but the Colorado Springs School for the Blind isn’t sure if they’ll be able to provide programming for Rachel.
We’ve generally traveled route 70 and took route 80 home once but we are open to suggestions. Any good road stop ideas? I really want to go to Niagra Falls this time around…. but I hate the drive through upstate New York.
Planning to go to the Flying W for dinner, Santas Workshop for some fun, Geocaching, then float down the Arkansas River and we (me) are looking to do some stock friendly trails with the Jeep while we are out there. Every summer seems to be a little more difficult than the last so we have no choice but to take life by the horns……………..Read More
Let’s see. Me and the kids planned a Trip of a Lifetime from Boston to Colorado, stopping to see family in Kansas City. The goal of the trip was to see the Flying W Christmas Round-up (Bucket List item).
It didn’t quite happen that way.
My minivan broke down in PA (water pump died and overheating commenced).
Once the van was fixed we hit lots of snow.
We ended up getting to Kansas City and stayed a few days but saw more weather heading through Colorado and Kansas and I decided it was safer to drive home.
I will do this trip again next year (earlier in the Flying W Christmas Season) and we will GET THERE!!!!Read More