Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!

We had a great Mother's Day today, although it probably wasn't a whole lot different than most Sundays because I think we usually end up doing what I want to do anyway. The kids bought me a bunch of chocolate, which I requested. I'm not interested in manicures, pedicures, massages, flowers or even diamonds, just give me dark chocolate and I'm happy!!



A year ago we had a little hike up to the base of Bridal Veil Falls. This year there is still way too much snow up there and the road is blocked above where you can't drive past the mine. It snowed twice last week and we are ready for it to stop so the Jeep and hiking trails will melt off.



We had lunch at Browndog Pizza and had some appetizers and a large pesto pizza which was DELICIOUS!!




Me and my kiddos at the town park pond.








Garrett at the skatepark. Cool shadow!

Savanna looking cool.



Monkey skills.


Telluride from Mill Creek Road.


Say it isn't so!!! We never get gas at this station, anyway. We fill up when we're in Montrose, and I'm sure it's still under $4 there.


The girls and I made a cake and the Savanna and Maralee decorated it. It's the first cake we've made since we moved here and I was right, it's tough because of the elevation. The cake tastes yummy, it just cooked weird.


The icycles that were above Bear Creek Falls last week are completely melted now. The falls were going strong today. Maralee did cough a couple of times during this video.
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After finishing up this blog, I checked the weather and we actually have a winter storm watch with an exclamation point! Jay was planning to drive to Durango Tuesday to buy a new motorcycle, but looks like we'd better wait until next week. Here's the MSN storm watch info:
MORE SNOW FOR THE MOUNTAINS... .A STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. COLDER AIR WILL QUICKLY SPREAD INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT AND BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO MUCH OF THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED... INCLUDING RABBIT EARS PASS AND VAIL PASS AND HIGHWAY 550 OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... CRESTED BUTTE... TAYLOR PARK... MARBLE... OURAY... TELLURIDE... LAKE CITY... SILVERTON... RICO... HESPERUS 312 PM MDT SUN MAY 11 2008 ... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL DEVELOP MONDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE TUESDAY.SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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