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The Great Sand Dunes National Park September 3, 2007

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It was a 30 square mile dunefield that is simply amazing to see and was a wonderful achievement to walk up (and then back down)

Rob hike the farthest climbing probably 30 to 40 fee beyond Greg who was at an angle of probably 60 degrees 600 feet high.  Amazing.   The peak I climbed to was approximately 550 feet high.  I then climbed part way towards Greg and Rob and met them.  We then descended – Rob in the lead of course.  When we were nearly down to the creekbed, a sandstorm kicked up pelting us with lots and lots of tiny sand pebbles which hurt like heck.  As we got into the dry creek bed the wind died down.  The weather was great, pretty pleasant temperatures and some cloud cover.

The title for the scrapbook page I will do on this has to be “If I was you guys, I’d follow me” because that was what Rob said on the way back down as Greg and I were discussing the best route back.   We did as he said and followed him down.

A description of The Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre deCristo Mountains from some tourist information “here you experience the quiet beauty of a walk on the dunes.”



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Things I Want

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Enamel pots and pans with non stick interiors

Sparkly light fixtures in closet and kitchne

Freestanding vanity and makeup area

Refrigerator – bottom portion freezer with water in door

Leather chair in family room

Reupholster sofa in leather or get slipcover

Put pot lights in family room, Rob’s room, game room


Caleca Dinnerware – pink garland pattern 157

                                     frutta pattern 348

                                     esperro pattern 166

Polish Plates – Bunzlaur Stoneware or Zaklady Boleslaiec Cermiczne – Sunburst


Want to read these

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The Boelyn Inheritance by P. Gregory

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by D. Starkey

Ruined by Reading:  A Life in Books by L. Schwartz

How Reading Changed My Life by A. Quindlens

So Many Books So Little Time by S. Nelson

Reading Life and Books for the Ages by S. Birkerts


From Agatha Christies character Hercule Poirot in The ABC Murders

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“Maemoiselle. . .what  you do not see and what I do not see would probably fill a volume.  But all of that is of no practical importance.”


Vacation Information

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Rob burst into the room all sweaty, clearly happy and began stripping off his clothes telling me that he was going swimming — a statement of fact.  No ifs, ands or maybes about it.  He had his suit out and on in a matter of seconds.   I had asked him prior to leaving for the trail ride to remember to find out the horses names.  He told me during all the stirpping of clothing furry (pants and boxers pulled off inside out as if one) that he rode Pumpkin and dad rode Cheyenne.  They saw lots of deer walking, running and lying in the grass and a rabbit, and a longhorn steer.  The ride was obviously a success.  Rob knows how to enjoy life. 

 Apparently at the beginning of the ride the guides told the riders (7 in all) how to stop, turn right, turn left and back up.  Rob had one questions, “how to mke them go”.  Love it!

After the ride they had s’mores, a first for Rob.  He didn’t care for them but Greg loved them.  I am grateful Greg was willing to take him on the ride as it was expensive but I believe worth it.


The obvious

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My Lord

My husband

My children

My parents

My siblings and their families

My country

My home