The flat Irons, west of Boulder
Now that the rest of the country has felt winter's icy finger, our round six does not seem to be such a big deal. In fact the sixth weekend in a row with snow really was no big deal. It left us with 3 inches of new snow, most of which was gone by Saturday evening. We still have 30" to 40" on the ground. We'll see what next weekend brings.
I received an e-mail from my friend Chris, in Oxford, England. He is really excited. He has a son, Colin, who went to grade school, middle school, high school and Boy Scouts with my son, Nathan. Colin has just been asked to study at Cambridge University. We are all very proud of him.
If you get a chance, go see the movie "Catch and Release" with Jennifer Gardner. It was filmed here in Boulder. See if you can find the Celestial Seasonings t-shirt. The lead guitar player in our band, Steve, is employed by Celestial Seasonings. Everyone in the company was invited to a private pre-screening. Steve and Dee said they enjoyed it, although it was a little "hokey" in places. Not everyone on Pearl Street Mall smiles and acts like they are high all the time; although I will admit, it is a fun place to sit and watch people.
Danny and Jenna invited a rather large group of friends over to their house on Saturday night. They were hosting a Belgium beer fest. It was a really good time. There were people there from all over the US. He kept the beer cold in his mine tunnel (stays 55 degrees in there). People were asked to bring a Belgium food dish. There was a fire going both in the indoor fire places and the outdoor fire pit. As Janice and I left, we commented on how pretty the snow was with the moonlight sparkling on the snow covered ground. It was 10 degrees and we didn't feel a thing.
My Father-in-Law has had enough of this winter weather. He has finished working on our rental house and is heading off to Arizonain the morning. He packed his golf clubs and doesn't expect to see any more snow this winter. This will be his first time away since my his wife (my MIL) passed away. I think he is a little worried about making the trip alone, but we know he will be all right. The adjustment has been hard on all of us but we are getting through it, one day at a time.
Stay safe and remember not to spit your chew into the wind.