This past weekend (you know the last two days without photos) we were in Trinidad for a family event. My grandparents were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend. When we’re down there in Trinidad, we usually stay with my Schwiegermutter, but she doesn’t have internet service; so I have to tether via my phone. Uploading pictures isn’t really an option.
Not that I had many to upload, really. We had a pretty nice, relaxing weekend all things considered. Saturday was a gorgeous day, and we spent the early afternoon horseback riding at our friend Jenn’s training facility. I’m a novice rider, if that, but managed to not get myself killed at the trot on my horse.
Sunday we woke to big, fat, wet snowflakes falling. When you haven’t got anywhere to go, days that start that way can be awesome: Cuddle up on the couch with Wendi and watch some TV. But… We didn’t have that option. We did putter about a bit in the morning, then joined everyone at my grandparents’s house for a short time.
With 200 miles to cover and snow falling from the sky, we decided we couldn’t stick around long. The first part of the drive went well. We got to the imaginatively-named town of Pueblo without incident.
South of Pueblo, though, I had a small flashback to the Cloud Factory:
While we were in Pueblo, the snow picked up for a bit. When we got to north Colorado Springs, though… The snowflakes were huge and very wet. I’ve seen that type of snow in that part of town before, and it’s clogged up windshield wipers. Intersections ice up quickly and slick only begins to describe the roads.
We stopped and ate dinner before getting back on the road. Going over Monument Pass, we saw all the people making the trek south from the Bronco game. It was mile after mile (five or ten miles) of solid headlights. Road conditions were too icy to get any more photos. Wendi tried, but the grimy windshield and the snow sort of defied the camera.
South of Castle Rock, the roads cleared up and so did the sky. We got home under a mostly clear sky; a few clouds hid the stars we could see and the air is pretty cold (31° F/ -0.56° C). Since we’ll be heading down there for the Thanksgiving holiday later this week, we left the kiddo with her Großeltern…
And my wife and I have the apartment to ourselves for a few days.