Saturday, October 22, 2011

Winter is on its way..

Natalie's brother-in-law and I got out several weeks ago and cut some wood.  just in time for the first stretch of cold  weather.  Still need to get quite a bit more but it's nice to be able to have fires when it gets a bit nippy
Two weeks ago we woke up to the first snow of the season.

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I spent part of the day finishing off the stairs..Wicket didn't understand why we weren't outside playing in the snow.

She tried to be patiently. 

Last weekend I got out on one of the local trails again.    A beautiful 16 miles loop that climbs out of clear creek canyon and has some really amazing views.  The fall colors were really great.

This section of the trail is on my way back...high up on the rim of clear creek canyon.

It's still hard to believe that this ride is 15 minutes from my house.

Which now finally has nice thermal curtains for those chilly nights.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stairs and Fish

The stairs are almost done.  I was hoping to get the last couple stairs finished before our friend Eric showed up for the weekend...but there was a ski film showing in Golden.  oh well.

These four stairs took longer than the first 8. Now all that's left for them is the baseboard along the wall to cover up the cuts.

This corner took some work but I am pretty happy with how it came out.

At least they look finished from downstairs.

Eric came up to Denver for work and is spending a couple nights with us, today we went hiking.  Nick and I did some went well.

Fall colors CO style on the drive back down from Guenella pass.
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Weekend away from the house...

Natalie decided that we needed a weekend away from the house so after working on the stairs Saturday morning we headed up to Estes park and stayed at a wonderful B&B.  Sunday we got up and after an amazing breakfast we headed up into Rocky Mountain National Park for a hike.
The first of the several beautiful lakes that we hiked past.

Lake of Glass

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