Thursday, April 17, 2014

Relaxing Day

We had another beautiful day here in Gillette with sunny skies and cool temps.  This morning, with the kids off from school, we all went to the local library and then headed to Wal Mart for some grocery shopping.  This afternoon everyone went outside for some "lightning" basketball and when that was finished, Isaiah and I managed to squeeze in a game of Scrabble before supper. 

This evening we attended the Maundy Thursday service a Dave's church and then spent the remainder of the evening visiting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Visiting Family in Gillete

Before leaving Cheyenne, WY on Tuesday morning, John and I took a little ride around town and decided to spend a couple of hours in the WY State Museum.  This covered the entire history of the state and was a first class museum--best of all, it was free.  Right across the street was the state capitol building.

After leaving the museum, we hit the road north up I-25.  We stopped for lunch at an Arby's in Douglas and then continued up route 59 into Gillette.  The weather here is still chilly, but at least there is no snow on the ground.

Today the boys had their final day of school before Easter break.  John and I spent the day visiting with Amy and Dave and pretty much caught up on what has been happening here in Wyoming.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Icey Roads in the Morning

Dumas, Texas had some light snow overnight, but the streets seemed clear in town.  As we drove further north out of town, the roads became covered in solid ice and we saw quite a few cars in the ditches.  John could only go about 25 mph and we considered turning back and waiting for the temps to warm up above freezing.  However, we persevered and continued northward.  Once we reached the Oklahoma state line, the roads improved and were completely clear in Colorado.  We reached Cheyenne, WY a little before 5 p.m., ate supper at an Outback right next to the hotel, took a little drive through the town, and then called it a night.  Tomorrow we plan to do a little touring in town before heading out for Gillette.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On The Road

John and I left Brackettville around 7:15 a.m. and stopped at Mac Donald's in Del Rio for breakfast.  We hit some rain as we drove north, but soon the skies cleared and we had good roads all the way to Dumas, Texas.  The further north we drove, the cooler it got.  There is a winter storm in the Denver area and heading into the area we will be heading for tomorrow.  We'll have to wait and see how things are in the morning to determine if and when we can continue our trip to Wyoming.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Packed Up and Ready to Leave

On Friday we played our last round of golf for the season and both John and I had a good round.  I made par on the final hole so I ended up on a high note.  The rest of our day was spent packing.

Today we gave the house a good cleaning and mopped all the floors.  Since we cleared out the fridge, we went to Burger and Shake for supper and then visited with Ralph and Gerald for a bit before heading home to load up the car.  We are planning to head to Wyoming before going to Minnesota, so we have been looking at what would be the best route to take.  It looks like we'll go via the Denver area.  Hopefully the winter weather will have moved on before we get there.  Our plan is to be on the road by 7 a.m. with our first stop in Dumas, Texas.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Packing, Cleaning, and Golfing

Our weather has continued to be sunny and hot.  Today started off with temps cool enough for us to wear long sleeves when we took our morning walk.  Once the sun got above the horizen, the temps begin their climb with the high reaching into the 90's.

John and I have been playing golf everyday trying to squeeze in as much playing time as we can before we leave here.  This afternoon was couples' golf and we played with Wes and Shirley.  We all played a good round ending up three under par which earned us second place along with some prize money.  This evening we met up with Chuck and Lois Endris at Burger and Shake.  They are leaving Sunday so we wanted to have one last meal with them before they head out for Indiana.  

We have had a change of plans concerning our trip home.  John and I have decided to head to Wyoming to visit with Amy's family before heading to Minnesota.  We still plan to leave Sunday and should get to Gillette by Tuesday.  We'll stay there for three days and then head east to Minnesota.  Hopefully we'll have good roads and weather.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Beautiful Day

The morning was nice and cool when we left the house for our walk.  By the time we return to the house, the sun is above the horizen and the temps start on the rise.

Since this week promises to be on the warm side, John and I have decided to golf in the mornings.  John had made arrangements yesterday to play with Ralph and Wallace this morning.  When we got to the clubhouse, we saw John Carlson looking for someone to play with so we invited him to join us.  It took a little longer to play nine holes with five of us, but we eventualy got through the front part of the course.  With most of the Winter Texans gone, the course has been pretty empty.

Following lunch, John went with Lyle L. to help him install a new toilet for a friend who recently had back surgery and couldn't lift anything.  When he got home, we headed off to Del Rio to pick up some distilled water for the golf cart batteries and some weed killer for the driveway.  I have been wanting to eat at Gattis Pizza for a long time, so today we finally made it there and I must say we weren't disappointed in the meal we ate.

Our evening was spent watching "The Voice" and the women's NCAA final game.