Amy Completes Graduate School at the University of Denver!!

Amy’s hard work pays off!

It has been great to be in Denver, Colorado celebrating Amy’s graduation! We are so very proud of Amy!! She is an amazing person with tremendous accomplishments!

Amy is such an accomplished woman! Truly amazing!

We have had a wonderful time together! Amy and Neil are great for each other and they are tremendous parents! It has been a tremendous blessing to be together!

Amy and Neil are a wonderful team!
The university colors are beautiful!!
Amy’s academic program is the the building in the background
Earning her third college degree!!
The University of Denver campus is beautiful!
A proud dad because Amy is such a wonderful woman!

Precious Friends!!

I loved spending time with Sally, George, and Sally!!

While in Denver I was able to meet with some very dear friends!! During my growing up years I spent wonderful times with a very special family. Miles and I were very close and his whole family had a major impact on my life. Sally was basically like a second mother to me. George took us on all kinds of outings, and I learned about tying knots, camping, hiking, and loving the outdoors. My ski bindings were specifically recommended by George. Robin was involved in many family activities. I cannot begin to list all the things I learned from them.

They now live in the Denver area, and it was an incredible blessing to spend the afternoon visiting with George and Sally. We talked about how wonderful it was to grow up in Flagstaff. It was fantastic to have Robin join us for dinner too. The last time I had seen Robin was at our wedding 41 years ago!

Time moves on, but special friendships last forever! I will always cherish the special friendships with Sally, George, and Robin. I look forward to seeing Miles in the future too.

Garden of the Gods!!

I loved all the unique rock formations!

I had a wonderful time visiting the Garden of the Gods today. It rained during the night and there were low clouds in the early morning, so I thought it might be a fun time to photograph the unique rock formations. I loved walking through the paths! I think it is one of the most famous attractions in Colorado Springs!

The low clouds and sunshine were beautiful!
These are the kissing camels!
I loved the contrast of the softness of the clouds and the ruggedness of the rocks!
Beautiful scenes!
Rough contrast on the rocks with the low sunrise!
Interesting rocks!
Fun clouds!
The beautiful views with Pikes Peak in the background!
The rain brought out the green vegetation.
The rocks were sharp and awesome to study!
I had to celebrate being in such a wonderful place!
The clouds were beautiful!
The soft lighting was so nice as the sun started to come up.
It was nice to watch deer calmly eating in such a beautiful area!
I loved visiting Garden of the Gods!!

Colorado Springs, Colorado!!

Lazy Land has some beautiful trails to enjoy!
I absolutely loved the view of Pikes Peak in the background!
What a majestic view of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak!

I am enjoying the cool temperatures in Colorado Springs! It is beautiful here! Arriving a few days before Memorial Day weekend means that many camp sites are already reserved. I found a nice place to boondock with the Elks.

Today I went on a wonderful mountain bike ride in a city park called Lazy Land. It provided great views of Pikes Peak. It seems to be a very popular place to go on walks with dogs. I have never been on a trail with so many dogs. It was great, all the people and dogs were having a fantastic time enjoying such a beautiful day!

Absolutely gorgeous!