Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rained Out........Almost

For the kids last full day here in Cool Country we thought a nice hike down the Train Trestle Track was on.

We started out and walked to the trail head which is minutes from our rental. Grandad thought he knew better than the signs posted on the track so we took what was supposed to be a shortcut that turned out to be a big loop back to the trail head! Oh well, we started again and found the trail to be a beauty. About 1/2 mile down we heard a monster thunder roll and examined the sky and decided to press on. Only for a few more minutes for the sky was very threatening and the thunder rolls attention getting, so we decided to hurry home.

Then after lunch and two hours of lazing around we decided to go play tennis. Col and I biked the 3/4 mile and Anna and Nana walked. We played for about 2o minutes before the heavens opened and we were soaked. loathe to leave the fun we hesitated just a little to long to pack up and leave. By the time I shuttled everyone home on the bike we were sodden.

But, a great dinner of queso and chips and tacos, followed by the hot tub made our last day here together memorable.

We will miss the kids after they leave. This place will seem too quiet. We are thankful we got them for two full weeks.
We have two more weeks up here in Cloudcroft. I am going to rest up.


Vetmommy said...

WE are so thankful that you gave them this wonderful experience -- 2 weeks of fun and bonding with you, plus a little alone time for us. They will never forget this adventure.

A good time was had by all.

I'm sure you will appreciate the quiet this weekend, too! Well deserved rest.

Anonymous said...

Yes you can have a good rest ,Eric, ready to see Geoff and Helen when you get back :) What a super time you have had in dem dar Hills.