Colorado trip – June 2009

As always, my trips to Colorado are about visiting family, not doing touristy stuff. It is always fun though. Maybe one of these days I will “do” Colorado and see all the sites.

My dad said: “This is as green as you will ever see it, let me tell you.” Indeed, it was. Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado have had plenty of rain this year, a rarity. The grasses were taller than the yucca plants and the wheat was close to falling over, to farmers’ dismay. I should’ve taken pictures of the scenery along the way. We always stop at this cafe which has good food, excellent bathrooms (also a rarity), and a really cool sign!

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My aunt and uncle live in a ridiculously neat white stucco house. Their passion is their huge yard, and it shows. They are working on the front yard right now so I took pictures of the back yard.

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The back patio:

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N got to see her see her cousin A (actually my cousin’s daughter). They are only 14 months apart in age and had a great time.

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N telling a story:
“A and T were arguing over the kids motorcycle. They said, ‘It is mine’; ‘No, I want to ride it’; ‘No, it is mine!’ Then I rode off with it and they said, ‘What?! Where did the motorcycle go?!’ ”

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My aunt and uncle have a really sweet cat named Mosi, which is Navajo for cat. He isn’t supposed to be an outdoor cat but is constantly trying to escape, in spite of the fact that he is not well equipped to deal with outdoor life.

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My dad loves cats.

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Here are more plant pictures from their yard:

A perlargonium
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A vivid purple salvia
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Woolly thyme
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Potted succulents
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Further proof of plenty of rain (in another yard):
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