I flew off to Denver on the 13th. Eric and the boys (Henry 8 and Eliot 6) picked me up at the airport. Kerri flew home on Friday evening from a trip to Boston and we all had a nice 5 days.
Friday Eric and I drove north to Boulder and had a great lunch at Lucile’s followed by a four mile hike in the nearby Flatirons. Saturday Henry, Eric and I went to a nearby skateboard park where Henry honed his skills. Afterward we three hiked to the top of the Castle Rock. That evening Kerri, Eric, and I went to a wonderful Italian restaurant in Castle Rock where we shared and much enjoyed 3 hors d’oeuvres, three main courses, two desserts, and a bottle and a half of wine, YUM. Sunday was more time at the skateboard park and generally hanging out.
Monday Eric and I drove south to explore the Air Force Academy campus then on to “Garden of the Gods” for a short hike. My last morning on Tuesday I got to witness Rex, Henry’s pet king snake, consume two small frozen mice. A little later Eliot, Eric, and I (all second sons) went out for a nice, mouseless, breakfast and chat before we dropped “El” at school, drove up to Boulder, then off to the airport where I got my plane ride home.