© Procrastinator, Inc.
4th of July week was spent in Colorado.
First, we flew out to see my dad in
Loveland, CO (about 5,400 ft above sea level). The four-hour flight was only
moderately painful until the final descent. The point at which you're supposed
to prepare for landing, Ben had had enough confinement. As Ben went darting
down the aisle Libby said half-jokingly to Luke, "Get him!" Get him, he did.
Luke tackled Ben. Libby rushed to pick him up and return everyone to their
seats. Much to everyone's dismay, Ben's mouth was bleeding profusely all over
him, Libby's shirt and then me with the hand off.
Fortunately, it looked much worse than it was. A swollen lip for a few days was
the only physical damage. I imagine there will come a day when Ben gets
Aside from that (and my mysterious food poisoning...), we had a blast at dad's.
My sister met us for the whole week from San Francisco. The weather was
beautiful, the company was great and the fireworks were unbelievable!
In the middle of all that, Libby and I ditched the kids for a couple days to
attend Ken and Meghan Gjone's wedding on Peak 9 at Breckenridge (over 10,000 ft
above sea level). A beautiful event with a bunch of Air Force friends. It would
be hard to get more scenic than the top of mountain in early summer. Happy