23 May, 2009

Greetings from Colorado!

We have arrived safely and are having a great time reconnecting with family. The kids picked right back up where they all left off and are really enjoying each other's company.

This area is mountainous and beautiful and I've been slipping out for long hikes amid the wildflowers, pine trees and craggy boulders. Yesterday I came upon a group of 5 young mule deer who were grazing just a couple of meters away! We all stood still and stared at each other-- it was a magical moment!

Today I borrowed a dog and went for another hike. Have some great music with me complements of my own personal dj. :-) When Rodrigo y Gabriela came on we both broke out into a joyful run! What a pleasure!

6 comments:

anno said...

Made me feel like running, too! (And after the chocolate cake I just ate, not a bad idea...) Hope you continue to enjoy a wonderful vacation!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Have a lovely time on vacation. That music is fabulous! I wasn't aware of them before. How are the kids able to leave school? I thought German schools were insane about that.

Goofball said...

you "borrowed a dog"....hehe that sounds funny.

Goofball said...

ok with that music I don't expect you to run, but start a big tapdance flamengo style complete with the chin up and the arms framing you high up in the air unless you have a big colorful skirt to tilt up or unless you were clapping along.

Africakid said...

It's great that you visit family frequently while your kids are younger--anything to keep those connections!

When I lived overseas as a child, my grandparents wrote lots of letters to me. Helped me feel like I still knew them, even though we were far apart.

Brillig said...

Holy cow! I didn't know you were going to be in Colorado! How funny. Where are you? I live in Denver, doncha know! I hope you have a fantastic trip.