Jerome, Jared, Jamin, Krista, and Arielle headed out early this a.m. to climb the "cog" or "incline" behind Manitou Springs. This used to be a railroad up the side of Pike's Peak....now it's an
|See the title way at the top - that's the end of the trail|
|Don (Crystal's son) Jerome (nephew) and Jared|
|View looking down along the trail|
|Love this photo - not the start of the trail|
We spent the rest of the day relaxing......catching up....Josiah, Michael and Earl worked on a marker for Beatrix' grave.
|Ping pong and Foos Ball|
|Jenny (niece) stopped by|
|Reading Dad G's military records|
|Movies - cousin time|
|Stacia and Lily, BFF|
|As requested - the family with Michael and I in it|
|Beatrix - a faithful dog friend|
|Jerome (nephew) the burger miester|
|Setting up internet in the workshop|
All had a blast in the back pasture!
Looking for a picture for the blog's side bar - boys in TX - adding Jared
|No, Really - it's true!|
The evening ended with us all sitting out on the patio and watching an amazing show of lightening and thunder. Fireworks are not allowed in CO this year, but we had a heavenly show better than any firework show would have been anyway.
It's been great to have all the Gherkins together, to spend time meeting and catching up with extended family. Tomorrow a.m. the boys will head back to TX and the rest of us will head back to the West Coast.
Living all of life before the face of God...