Friday, September 30, 2011

Days 15 & 16, 2011 Cabin Trip

Day 15 was actually yesterday, and today is our last day at the cabin, so I’ll combine a couple of blog posts.

Yesterday, Thursday, we took the dogs for a walk “around” first thing. As soon as we got home we had a visit from Larry and Donna. We had a nice long chat after which we had a bite of lunch. Then, we saw Ed on the road and chatted with him for a while.

I did a couple of chores including adding water to the batteries as well as blocking the places in the crawlspace where mice could get in.

In the mid-afternoon we took a long drive around Sand Creek Park to see the Aspen trees as well as the rest of the countryside which is full of variety and beauty. This took a couple of hours and by the time we got back we needed to feed the dogs and start on dinner—Chicken Pot Pie (which was delicious!)

Here is a photo from our drive:


“Just turn left at the cowboy boot.”

We had a pretty lazy evening and went to bed early after watching some TV.

The heater ran a couple of times overnight, so we know it is turning the corner to fall and winter.

On Friday, after some breakfast of pastries that Donna brought us, we took the dogs for a long walk to Egger’s Pond where Bella swam for a while. It is far enough that we are all exhausted when we get back. But, we did stop along the way and fill a big bag with pine cones as a gift for Donna. She uses them for fire starters, and also waxes nice ones.

When we got home, Sam had trapped a mouse (could probably not find a way out any more) and he played with it for a while. Finally, I got it from him and took it outside. He is still stalking around looking for another one—keeps him occupied.

Lunch was corn dogs and a Snickers bar wink

Now, we start the process of getting ready to head home early tomorrow morning. Lynne has already sorted the refrigerator into things to give away, throw away or take home. She is now doing the same with clothing.

We will start the process of loading the truck with the stuff we won’t need before leaving. It is a process: store anything that will fit under the back seats that we won’t need until we get home. That allows us to put down the seats and load the crates. Once the crates are in, I’ll put shades over them. We’ll pack stuff in the pod that we won’t need like dirty clothes, etc. Tomorrow morning we’ll load the stuff we will need along the way (clothes, toiletries, a cooler) and the dogs and cats, of course. It won’t take long.

Our goal will be to leave here around 7:30 a.m. (or earlier) and head to Laramie where we will dump trash and recyclables, get gas, breakfast at MacDonalds and then try to be on I80 by 8:30 to 8:45. Our overnight goal is the Days Inn at Council Bluffs, Iowa which we should see around 6:30 p.m.

Okay, enough for now. I need to go help Lynne. And, later we’ll have Buffalo Chicken Sliders for dinner.

I’ll leave you with a couple of animal photos:




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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 09/30/2011 at 01:16 PM
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