I arrived in Denver without a hitch and had a short while to wait before shirebound's flight got in and it was so wonderful to see and get to hug her as soon as she stepped into the terminal. We found mirabile_dictu and hanarobi picked us up and took us the scenic route up through Colorado to Laramie, for which I'm extra grateful with the drive being 5+ hours for her round trip. It was a really gorgeous ride.
The pics in this post are all from a moving car window, so not the best quality.
The Rockies just north of Denver!
The Rockies from around the Longmont area.
The Rockies' Twin Sisters around the Loveland area.
Going through the Fort Collins area--Feed Store with horsie statue--how Western!
Still around the Fort Collins area--ROAD!
Corn fields and the Rockies.
I love those gray-green trees. They are Russian olives, first of 3 new-to-me trees I fell in love with this trip.
We're getting somewhat near the Wyoming border now. Next post--Wyoming to Laramie!
I think this has been our first low humidity weekend since maybe late May to remind me that summer in Maryland, not my favorite season here, can sometimes be quite lovely. I walked around the lake today and fell in love with my little corner of the world again. The crepe myrtle trees are still in bloom and all the hibiscuses around the lake.
Then I went to the newly renovated Greenbelt Theater around the corner and saw Mr. Holmes--a sweet film about mortality with Sir Ian McKellan, Laura Linney, and beautiful British scenery--I recommend it, and tissues.
Took some time to carry my Saki love around in her
I'm still grieving about Mom, but it was a good day.
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