Thursday, December 28, 2006

Merry Christmas, with lots of SNOW

Every four or five years they say there are blizzards in Denver that bring the city to its knees. Just before Christmas, I experienced my first blizzard. It snowed two feet in a little more than a day, then a week later, snowed an additional foot. After being snowed in my house a total of four days (two days before Christmas with my mother-in-law and sister from Missouri... the four of us in a teeny tiny apartment that is cramped just for two... imagine it.) We were able to dig our cars out enough to get out of Denver on Saturday to go to Christmas in Nebraska with my parents on the ranch. They didn't get as much snow as we did, just a lot of ice. After feeling like we were the new Artic zone of the country, reports now show over three feet of snow in Southern Colorado, and thousands of cattle and livestock trapped by the snow... I guess four days stuck in side my warm apartment isn't that challenging, after all.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Long Time Coming... A Honeymoon

Yes, I realize that it has been awhile since I have posted last... so much happened and life has been crazy. Six months after our wedding, my husband and I just returned from our honeymoon, a ten day cruise through the Western Caribbean. Aruba, Panama, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman and back to Maimi. Paradise. It was warm, lovely, and I worked on my sun tan...

In Aruba we went snorkeling off the coast, it was beautiful and we were able to see a World War II German shipwreck underwater, where a ton of fish were swimming. I had a blast, until back in Denver, The Chef told me that there were seven or eight barracudas swimming just to the left of the shipwreck, close to surface. Barra... what? He then told me that just one barracuda could take a man down... smaller and much more common than sharks, but evidentally just as deadly. Hmm... glad he told me later, because at the time I had a blast!

Panama was a blast as well, I didn't think it would be as interesting and beautiful as it was. The picture to the left was sunrise over Gatun Lake, after we had gone through three locks from the Atlantic. So amazing to see the engineering working! We took a bus through the jungle and across the country to the Pacific Ocean (only took two hours to cross the entire country) and Panama City, shown below.


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