Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I saw my entire (huge) family in one week and most of Todd's.

Quick update (I'll add pictures later. Yes, I did wear a dress to the wedding I'm sure they are on facebook by now...): Monday - Colorado Springs ride, Todd left to pick up my brother Jer in Denver and hit the road in the VW to TN. I drove the house to Alamosa Tuesday - drove to Durango, hung out at Grandma's with Grandma and my full-timing Aunt and Uncle, rode around Vallecito Lake Wednesday - rode up Middle Mountain Road to 11k feet, threw all four dresses I own in a bag with bike clothes, took pets to vet and kennel, stopped by walmart to buy luggage, drove Grandma to Albuquerque. Thursday - flew with Grandma to Knoxville, TN, attended my brother Mikah's rehearsal dinner, hung out with my family. Friday - rode Mikah's road bike in Oak Ridge, TN, had a blast at Mikah's and Casey's wedding. Saturday - rode in 90+ degree heat and humidity, stood in front of the 7-11 fridge trying to cool off an hour into the ride, hung out with family some more, celebrated Father's Day. Sunday - flew back to ABQ, met up with Todd's Dad, step-Mom and two of his brothers and families to watch Todd's brother Jason race in a SCCA autocross race, rode in 90 degree heat with no humidity, huge difference, no problem. Monday - after Grandma's Dr. appointment drove back to Durango. Fit a bike, two labs that don't get along, a kitty and Grandma in the 2 door Nissan Frontier. Arrived back at Grandma's cabin where my Aunt and Uncle, cousins Mitch and Mona and families were there with their motorhome, 5th wheel, and truck camper respectively. I was at all times confused about which town I was in (I am used to changing towns every week not every day). Having a bike stashed in ABQ, Durango and borrowing one in TN worked out well for trying to get short rides in. I loved seeing everyone!

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