A Brief Interlude
Sometimes Mondays


We're back from our trip.  And it's Friday. . . just in time for TGIF.


T - Thinking About

We just spent a week in Colorado -- half of our time in Boulder, visiting Brian and Lauren, and then I spent the other half in Fort Collins, getting together with my sister while Tom visited his family in Cheyenne.  Tom and I lived in Fort Collins for several years in the early 80s.  He was in grad school at Colorado State University; I worked there.  We got married when we lived in Fort Collins.  Our life together . . . began in Colorado.  But visiting now?  I have to really search to find The Familiar!   So much has changed in 30 years . . . Every now and again, as we were driving around, my "spidey-sense" would tingle, and I'd know I was close to something familiar.  If you want a sense of time-marching-on, well . . . there's nothing quite like a visit to your old stomping grounds.


G - Grateful For

Spending time with people I love!



I - Inspired By

While in Fort Collins, my sister and I made a visit to The Loopy Ewe.  I've never seen a more organized, neat yarn shop!  So. Much. Yarn.  We had a great time.  I ended up with enough Wollmeise to knit a sweater (soon. . .), and my sister cast on for a Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho that very afternoon.  If you're ever in the vicinity, I highly recommend a visit.


F - Fun

While in Boulder, we had a great time playing disc golf with Brian and Lauren.  Tom is a long-time disc golf player - starting with his grad school days at CSU (and he actually introduced Brian to the game years ago, back in Kalamazoo), so this was a real treat.  (Disc golf . . . really needs it's own blog post; maybe next week. . .)   We also sampled lots of Colorado microbrews and played pinball -- so there was plenty of fun!


Enjoy your weekend, everyone.




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Gale Zucker (she shoots sheep shots)

I enjoyed following your trip on IG :-) I know what you mean about that weird visiting old familiar places that aren't so familiar anymore, and I find it especially weird/confusing when it is places we lived in our 20's, and we go back as "grownups".

Cheryl S.

Sounds like a great trip!

Boy, I just love that top photo with the thistles.


Great photos and sounds like a wonderful trip. My little brother went to school (Univ of CO) and never moved back home! We love visiting him and his family in Boulder. Love that town/city. You make me want to go back soon - lol. TGIF!!


I've only been visiting Colorado for four years, so changes aren't (yet) evident to me, but Avo's is still there! I do know what you mean though. We started our life together in FL, and when we visited 35 years later we couldn't even find our old apartment. Have a great weekend!
P.S. Where was that photo with your sister taken? I thought I had scouted out most of the gardeny places in FoCo, but I don't recognize that one.


It sounds like you had a wonderful time...hope you have a great weekend too!


Love the idea of your TGIF posts and all the beautiful events you packed into this one. How wonderful to spend time with B&L and get a chance to go to Knitter's Heaven with your sister.


Those kids look so happy!! I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with your sister, too.


Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I'm glad to hear it! I'm envious of your trip to Loopy Ewe, I must say.


Having attended two 50th class reunions in the past month, I have experienced that deja vu thing twice!


Our kids went to CU and granddaughter to CSU....we've returned to beautiful Colorado over and over and after trying to retire to FL we have found our happy place in the beautiful SW part of the state presided over by the San Juan mtns. I just finished the Folded Poncho and can't wait to start another.....love the drape and fit. I enjoy your blog.


The Loopy Ewe is an amazing yarn shop! You made me want to grab my sister and do a short road trip to revisit TLE!


What a great visit! Somebody in my family has a second interview with Osprey packs in Cortez, CO...we could be headed west again!


Oh Colorado! . . . my Hubble and I lived in a teeny-tiny apartment in 1974 for four months in Colorado Springs, and went camping every weekend. Such memories.
Some day (someday over the rainbow-ha) we will go back and I will go to the Loopy Ewe.
TGIF and S and S and too bad it is already Monday.


P.S. . . . darn spell check. . . . my hubbie, not Hubble telescope . . . though I wouldn't mind looking with it! Don't want to marry it!


My visits to Colorado have consisted only of being in the Denver airport...one day, I tell myself. Your trip looked like great fun...and what a treat visit that yarn shop. Happy knitting.

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