June 22, 2012
June 14, 2012
We had an awful hailstorm yesterday evening in our east Dallas neighborhood. Broke out five windows in our house. I saw countless broken windshields driving around (luckily I was out buying comics when it hit so our car was alright). Our neighborhood looked like a war zone. Click here for a news story with video.
June 8, 2012
In which we visit the San Juan mountains, have a great time with good friends, explore haunted mining camps, and drive precariously close to many a drop off.
|The San Juan Mountains in south west Colorado|
|The town of Ouray|
|Cascade falls was a short (if steep) hike from Brooke's house|
|From a Gondola over Mountain Village|
|Mountain stream near Telluride|
|The future Maclennan household|
|View from the back porch|
|Stream down below the house|
|Hunter turns nine|
|Brighton and Brooke playing with Hunter's presents|
|Aspens along Last Dollar Road|
|On the lookout along Hwy 550 (Million Dollar Hwy)|
|Red Mountain Pass|
|Headed towards the ghost town of Animas Forks|
|Kaitlyn makes friends|
|At Animas Forks - an old mining town that has been abandoned|
|Maybe there are still ghosts there after all|
Our last visit to Ouray here.
June 7, 2012
Laura and I took the last week in May to visit the great state of Colorado. We flew in and out of Denver, spent some time in Denver visiting Laura's great aunt, and drove a rental car to Ouray to visit Brooke's family.
Part 2 here.
|Our route. Note that this is my idea of a non-roadtrip vacation.|
|The Denver Art Museum. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. It was an excellent museum with a great collection.|
|Inside the Libeskind designed building.|
|Theodore Waddell’s "Abstract Angus"|
|Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund|
|We took a side trip to Boulder home of University of Colorado.|
|Some superheros walking around the pearl street mall in Boulder.|
|Driving through the mountains.|
|The road up to Mt. Evans (the thin white line is the road).|
|More driving up.|
|Some friendly mountain goats.|
|A Marmot (Whistle Pig) at the summit.|
|The rockies from the summit of Mt. Evans at 14265 feet.|
Part 2 here.