Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sleepless in Colorado...

It's 3:45 a.m. and I just woke up and can't fall asleep again. The first thing I notice is that there's a cool breeze flowing through the window above my bed. Where am I? You know that feeling when you're away from home and when you first wake up you have no living idea where you're at? When you're from Texas, you know that you're NOT home if there's a cool breeze flowing through an open window, even if it is September! Ah, yes, I'm in Colorado on vacation and so I lie there trying to coax myself back into a dream state with the breeze as my guide.
Not working.
Might as well get up and blog and start thinking about coffee that's eight miles or so down the road from the resort....
Blink. What a cute name for a coffee shop. A few years ago when on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina there was another coffee shop there, the Dancing Turtle. Loved that name too! You know you're a coffee addict if you get REALLY excited about finding a coffee shop while on vacation.
I'm thinking about today and what we will do. Colorado is gorgeous but not really baby friendly. There's lots of things you can't do with a five month old in Colorado, hike, bike (at least on a bike rental where there's no helmet and the straps just aren't secure enough) or ride the rapids. Yesterday we shopped in downtown Grand Junction and today we are considering going to a cavern in Glenwood Springs or to the Hot Springs. I'm hoping Madison can handle the running around. She's been a good girl all week really. Yesterday she was flirting with that sweet smile and blowing raspberries and baby spit at all the shopkeepers in town.
I think she likes the cooler temperatures here in Colorado.
I wish I could bottle up Fall that you can feel in the air here in Colorado and sneak it back in my suitcase to Texas, or at least a bit of the mountain breeze...
I hear movement in the kitchen, it's Madison's Mommy making coffee. It's now 5:50 a.m. and Madison too is ready to start her vacation day. Megan says that her husband Oliver said there was a bear outside last night. Maybe I shouldn't go to Blink until the sun comes up...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like all is well in Colorado! Your photos are wonderful and that baby is an ADORABLE DOLL!!!

    ALSO, Thanks for commenting on my uploading problem...apparently it was a Blogger problem and not my computer. What a relief. Have a happy day!!!