Sunday, December 27, 2009

KATELIN IS ENGAGED!!! CONTRATULATIONS

A little over 4 years ago we sponsored an Air Force Academy Cadet named Charlie Kennedy from Memphis, TN. Little did we know that he would fall in love with our baby girl!! Charlie proposed to Katelin in Memphis over Christmas...Linda, Kristen and Katelin now have the fun of planning the wedding!!!


Wedding to come in 2011!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Herding Cats...or Grandkids!!!

Our Family is growiing!!! Grandpa and Grandma Robinson, Uncle Eddie, Kristen, Matt and Grayson, Kyle and Andrea, Kaleb and Kaden, Charlie and Katelin all celebrated Thanksgiving here in Colorado...don't know when we will all be together again...Everyone will be heading separate ways for Christmas...Linda and I will actually be by ourselves in Colorado...unless we find a beach destination to go to!!
We always talked about them...and now they are here!!! The 3 little guys...Kaleb, Kaden and Grayson. Linda will have her hands full...like herding cats, trying to keep them still!!!




Pray for Gigi!!! She is going to need it!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Frozen Papi and a Gigi on the Rocks!

I told everyone it was going to snow! Our 5th snowstorm of the year...all before November 1st!

This snow is on the south side of the house...waist deep...what I have to walk through to knock the snow off the satellite dish...

Our Neighbors house...This drift up along side the house is over 5ft deep...they cannot get out of their front door...

Katelin's window is somewhere under there...her room is pretty dark inside...the window well is completely full...wih an extra 4 feet on top.After 2 days cooped up in the house, we decided to head out and see what kind of trouble we could get into...Linda insisted on leaving the Jeep...yeah you know the one with 4 wheel drive, high clearance wih 35 inch tires...pssst...she though it would slide!
Needless to say we got stuck at the bottom of Oakhill Drive and had to abandon the car...I only had a wind suit and T-Shirt underneath...really prepared for the elements.

The walk was 1/4 mile...the temp...19 degrees at the time...wouldn't want to guess the windchill with 25 mph sustained winds...hey we do this all the time in Colorado!

video

This could have been the last recording of our lives!

Linda sheilding herself from the Paparazzi! No no...let me go inside and freshen up!

Another neighbor...he will get out next week.
This should have been a clue not to go out...

If not the picture above...this one definitely!

Come to Colorado before winter and the snow really begins to fall!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MOAB...like no other!

Moab, UT...a 4 wheeling, Jeeping playground...among some of the most beautiful geoloogic rock formations I had seen...



Canyons, plateaus, rock spires, towers and gravity defying balancing acts...God was showing off when he created Moab.


Incredible...

Linda loves Moab...definitely coming back with the kids!



Linda sitting under a huge arch...

Tourist....

This is a great way to see Moab...

The Rhino...kinda of like a dune buggy golf cart that acts like a Jeep...

So many different rock formations...

Bobby and his Bow-Legs...

Moab Women we found...

More rocks...more diversity...
A little Oasis in the middle of dry dirt...guess where the stream was.

This is one candidate for the ablum cover....

Linda...showing off...

Dinosaur Bones....

Linda studying up on her anthropology...

Bobby and Oxana bustin a move before the big accident...

While Linda and I were stopped at a creek bed full of water, Bobby took a curve and ran right up on us...instead of hitting us from behind, he swerved up on an embankment and both he and Oxana were thrown from the 4 wheeler...and then were subsequently pinned when the bike fell on top on top of them (fallng 4-5 ft)...
Linda and I watched it happen just feet from us...and ended up lifting the 4 wheeler freeing Oxana and Robert...


Both Bobby and Oxana were seriously banged up...and as usual, Bobby in his style...smiles for the picture. I really don't think he knew how much pain he would be in a few minutes later.

God was with us that day...the angels protected us...after an Emergency Room visit and x-rays...Bobby left with a sore sprained back and both had minor cuts and bruises.

Monday, October 12, 2009

OCTOBER in TELLURIDE!!

For the past several years Linda and I have spent the fall in Telluride with family and friends...and sometimes just us! This is the cabin...the sanctuary of rest and peace! The house is pictured below...the house behind the big one...fairly remote...20 miles south of Telluride....on the east side of Trout Lake.
Here is what you wake up to...these are 13-eeners! Right outside the door...maybe 3 miles away...Majestic to say the least...this is where the angels hang out...till they are dispatched!!

Trout Lake...the cabin is between the lake and the mountains...on past trips you could hear the Elk bugeling at night time...unique sound!!

They say there are celebrities who live in Telluride...Tom Cruise, etc...I just saw...
these 2...

Tons of Jeep trails...and back country roads...around Telluride and Ouray...allot of mines to expore as well as scenic autumn colors!

Aspens galore!
High above Telluride, just short of Imogene Pass...an entire mining town in the late 1800's and early 1900's...as many as 800 people lived up here at 12,000 ft.
This is the site of what is left of the Tomboy Mine above Telluride...below is what it looked like in the early 1900's...

High in the Rockies!!! among the evergreens!

We concluded that the obliteration of these mining structures were due to avalanches, high winds, and people like Bobby who climb on things they shouldn't!

What is left of the Assayer's house...

I love Colorado!!!

more ruins...

Bobby the Tunnel Rat!

Happy is as Happy does....Lavergne and Shirley walking down the mountain!



These horses are happy to be where they are...

More mines...south of Ouray...

From the inside of an abandon mine....looking out...

If there hadn't been water in the mine...Bobby would have been in deep.

Mining Equipment....


Elk grazing on the country side...