What a busy weekend we had. I am so glad I have nothing to do today... well, except for laundry. There's always laundry to do.
We decided to celebrate our country's birthday by going for a hike. We went to a local state park named Castlewood Canyon and three hours later we climbed out of the canyon sweaty and very tired. It's really not that hard of a hike. I, and a couple of other members of the family, are just out of shape. It was a nice day, though. There was enough cloud cover most of the time to keep us on the cooler side and beautiful surroundings.
(you can click on the above collage to get a better view of each photo)
We went home and took short naps before eating dinner and heading over to watch our local fireworks. We weren't sure the show would go on because of thunderstorms and rain that rolled through during the late afternoon hours. The temperature dropped to around 60 but the rain had stopped and the fireworks were launched. Twenty five minutes of bombs bursting in air was a nice way to end the day.
We spent all day Sunday moving Danielle into her new apartment. She and good friend Meagan will be sharing a two bedroom apartment near her school. The apartment is nothing fancy but I think the two of them will make it cute and their own.
Don and I have decided that this will be the last time we play the roles of "movers." [I think I've said this before.] She will be starting her Senior year this fall and every year we have moved her into a new place. And every time except one, she moved out and stayed here at home for the summer and then moved to her new home. That meant an extra move. Of course, along the way, she has collected more "stuff." From here on out, we will (or she will) have to pay for someone to lug all that "stuff" up two and a half flight of stairs (or whatever it may be).
By the time we got home last night, we were ready for an early retreat to bed. And boy did that bed feel good.