Friday, November 23, 2007

Things that make me smile today

We took advantage of the holiday this week and visited a nearby site. The falls and caves at Rifle, Colorado. It's also a State Park.

I'm testing out Blogger's new "Slideshow" feature and have added the pics I took of the falls and caves. Enjoy :o) It's a little gem here that I was really surprised to find. I'll have to revisit and take pics in the spring, when it's all green there, instead of winter brown. I've also added some funny pics from Fruita, Colorado, which is abut 10-15 miles away. They are all decked out for Christmas, including the giant concrete dinosaur that lives in the town square.

Traveling to the falls was good family time. I loved sitting outside one little cave, hearing my son point out things for his sister to look at and take pictures of. And there's no cell service in a cave....no texting. It was a beautiful thing!

And speaking of beautiful things.... I got a message from South Carolina this morning. I'd assumed his Thanksgiving was being spent at the hospital. I was wrong. He's cooking Thanksgiving dinner for his family today. He spent yesterday (and every Thanksgiving, apparently) with his daughter, helping to deliver 156 turkey dinners to those who otherwise wouldn't have one, and cooking four smoked turkeys and dressing for a women's shelter.

Whoa.

Between standing at the foot of the falls, seeing Christmas in quirky Fruita, Colorado, and talking to South Carolina, I'm having that holiday and family warm-fuzzy feeling today.

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pictures!

The mention of Fruita got me giggling though. One of the first bloggers I met was Annie of Hot Fruita Moms. She's a crack up.

Blogget Jones said...

Thanks, Kimberly!

Hot Fruita Moms? I don't know that group! What fun! Fruita is an odd little town. Any reason for a party there. It's the home of the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival. No kidding. Check out http://miketheheadlesschicken.org/

Take care!
BJ