Every one of us has a special place where we find rest and refreshment. The Colorado mountains – and the high plains next to them – are that place for me. So Husband of the Year and I soaked up some time there recently and I thought I’d share the highlights.
Historic buildings, artesian shops and light snowfall … perfect day in Manitou Springs!
Daffodils and snowflakes – that’s Colorado spring!
Eating tiramisu with a chocolate spoon – delectable indulgence!
Dietz onstage at a old fashioned melodrama?!? only to help someone take a picture!
Afternoon coffee by the fire! THAT is vacation!
What every good trip must have – a quilt shop! Nana’s Quilt Cottage in Manitou Springs, CO.
Some inspiration found in a class sample. Maybe it would work for lilacs, too? Their website is HERE.
If you get this far out onto the high plains you have already passed your last chance for a potty break for at least a few dozen more miles – says the voice of experience.
Dad reading us a book of cowboy wisdom. “If you find your self in a hole the first thing to do is STOP DIGGING!”
Family Sunday dinner out with Dad (and his Iwo Jima hat) is like traveling with a celebrity!
It took some talking, but I finally got a picture with my big brother by the perfect sign!
Family work day at Dad’s – good times working together!
And it always helps to have a brother-in-law who has skills – and a willing heart.
Of course there was time in Sister’s quilting studio – pondering the story behind the Perrine quilt – found used as batting inside another quilt that our great grandmother and her sister made.
A quilt show with the Colorado sister – what could be better? More on that in a future post.
Hope your Spring is filled with some rest and fun, too.