|Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA ® , Jul 05,2001,20:52
We finally decided to come back home. My niece had a beautiful wedding in the Rocky Mountains. The ceremony overlooked a lake and the mountains. It was a gorgeous day and the happy couple were married at noon and had their reception that evening. It was a wonderfully happy event and I was so glad that we were able to go.
We did some sight-seeing while in the area and fell in love with northern Colorado.
Kathy, why on earth did you ever leave Fort Collins? We stayed there for a couple of days. Two of my nieces go or went to the university there. The climate is unbelievable. I would have loved to stay right there.
Surely did miss everybody. I've been playing catch up on laundry and such and trying to get my eyes to work. The excessive tearing problem has continued since my surgery and is driving me moderately crazy.
BB withdrawal becomes less painful after about 5-6 days.
Shirley in AR. but wishing it were Colorado.
I've included a picture of one of the beautiful sights.
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Shirley - Welcome back! Beautiful picture! We were in the Denver area and south a few years ago, and you're right-it's just gorgeous. What really took my breath away, though, was when I went to Utah for surgery and flew over the Rockies. They just went on and on - I always pictured them like "up, over, and down"...but the "over" went on forever! Glad you had such a good time. My niece was married several years ago in a pretty place in the mountains there, too. Mary
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I also loved Salt Lake City and flying over the mountains. Salt Lake is a beautiful city and I thoroughly enjoyed the two half days that we had to sight-see in that area.
I think what I loved about the northern part of Colorado was that it wasn't as "busy" as places like Denver that were wall to wall condos and apartments. Give me isolation and nature any day over a "city" and all of its outlet malls.
As we drove, I kept wondering how many people with BEB were in a certain area. Just can't get away from it.
Shirley in AR.
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Hi Shirley, welcome back. Glad you had a good time at the wedding and enjoyed the trip. The photograph was beautiful - I'd love to see the place sometime. I would have preferred to have seen that to Las Vegas, where we went for a conference last week (it was our 2nd trip there). I'm sorry to say I just can't appreciate all the glitz and `bigger and better' and the noise from those slot machines. My husband says "the only machine he puts money in, is the one where he puts in a dollar and gets back 4 quarters" (or a coke machine)! We have a wedding next weekend in Ottawa (our capital) and hope to learn how to do some Greek dancing - that should be fun!
Best wishes June in Toronto
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Thanks for the welcome back June. I'm with you about the slot machines and the "big lights". I would tire of it quickly. Enjoy your wedding event and come back and teach us about Greek dancing.
Shirley in AR. where it is hot and humid-yuck
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Glad you enjoyed Colorado and sounds like the wedding was just wonderful. I love happy occasions such as this. Glad you are back
and hope that tearing calms down soon. Joanne M. San Diego, CA
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i only went to CSU there for three years before my ex convinced me to drop out of school and get married.
Yes it is beautiful and that is exactly what poudre canyon looks like. the climate in winter however is freezing!! and windy. not good at all for future arthritis. i have been back there once; it had quadrupled in size and i'm sure is even much larger now.
Yes, my husband is concerned about the cold, there. None of the rest of my family cares if it gets cold or not. We all love snow and would relish the cooler summer temperatures with the lower humidity.
It has gotten much larger there just recently. Population is around 100,000 in Fort Collins. Some of the outlying areas are nice and not as densely populated. Cost of living has really gone up in that area also. Housing costs are pretty high.
Shirley in AR.