Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wedding Bliss

Twenty Years ago we had a bundle of joy show up during the late afternoon Simpsons.... 
Sophia came into our lives and it change our lives.. 
Two young,,, Scared new parents holding a perfect little human..
The first two people to come and meet the new family member were my Aunt Joanie and young cousin Nick. They came down to the hospital on Colfax with smiles across their faces and little stuffed lion.
Years went by and kids grew up.. On one of the tips that my aunt and uncle made to the High Country to hang out and enjoy Breckenridge while it was still a fun place to be,, I gave them my saxophone to give to little Nicholas.
It was that time in life when music instruments were to be chosen, with the gift of that sax he went on to a life of making music and seeing the world. 
After graduating CSU he went back to get his Masters,, and that is where one day and marching band camp he found his love.. 

This was the whole reason that we drove to Colorado.
He and Katie got married in a very nice ceremony late sunday,, and it was one of first times that the whole extend family had gotten together since grandma had passed. 
Good times were had and drinks were consumed.
These two are going to have a great life together,, and who would have thought that the Sax that I got in 1984 would make all this happen,..

 The weeding was not the only thing going on in the Land of mountain and herbs...
We got to spend some time with my 97 year old grandpa..
Crazy that the man is still as sharp as a tack at this ripe old age.. Don't get me 
wrong he is starting to fade but seems to be just trucking along..
I have now been out to see him five times over the past four years and every time that I leave I think that this may be the last.
I hugged him and told him that I loved him and held back the tears.
That home that he still lives in was my second home as a child, and their will come a day that 
we will no longer go to visit..

Both Grandpa and my Aunt and Uncle live in Arvada Co which is home to one of the 
raddest skate parks that I have gotten to lay four wheels down on. 
And being that it was going to be a short trip with lots of places to be due to the weeding I did not bring or seek out a bike,, even though I could have had one waiting for me at any front range trail head if I wanted. 
Skateboarding was going to be a good release for me after thirteen hours of driving straight through. 

The Boy and I were pretty good and spoiled staying only a few blocks away from this Plaza.
The early morning session was the perfect time of the day for us as the park was pretty quite.
New lines were found and fun was had...

James took a shine to the snake run that ended into a twenty foot wall,, he spent the weekend working his way to the top..
This old guy did what he does best..... backside board slide,.,.,, over and over again..
slid up and down any and every thing that I could. 
Gaps,, hips,, lips,, they were all skated and destroyed.. 
We even got to make a last minute charge up to breckenridge and rode the park up there
which was built by the same people that built the one in Arvada.

It was a good six days spent with the family even if two of them were long days in the car,, but these trips are going to be few and far between as we all age,, and people move on. 
It was good to get home not that I want to get back to work this morning but I do want to get 
to building my new shifter bike,, and 
when I got home I found this waiting for me ..

It has been a week off the bike and I am itching to get back on it,, and with a
 holiday weekend coming I am sure that fun will be had 
and toys will be ridden..

That is all for now Thanks to Nick and Katie for letting me and my family be Prat of their special day.

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