Archive for May, 2010

More Odd Stuff

I haven’t posted in a while because my lovely mom came to visit for a month and we were having too much fun doing nothing for me to take time to write. 

Over the past month, I’ve kept a running list of “oddities” I’ve experienced.  Such as:

– On the three and a half hour drive to Denver to pick up Mom from the airport, I saw a train.  Big deal?  Oh yes!  I saw the WHOLE train – all at once!  There were no trees or buildings or hills to block the view,  just miles and miles of plains. 

– I saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time on this trip.  They are just beautiful!  On a clear day you can see them 100 miles away.  There was something a little strange about the peaks however.  They were white?!  I had to call a local and ask if it was really snow that I was seeing in April???  My friend explained that in some parts of the Rocky’s the snow is still there in August!  Amazing!

– One thing about this area is that everyone waves when driving.  Paul has really embraced this and waves consistently – even when it’s dark.

– In South Carolina, we were used to all the stopping and waiting and going.  Woodruff road was never a fun place to be in traffic, but it was just the way it was.  When you spend time in an area with no traffic, and no stop lights (there is one blinky light by the elementary school)  the road rage increases exponentially when you return to a high traffic area!

I hope you have enjoyed reading the experiences of  this Southern girl gone West.  I’ll post soon about our first camping trip and the tornado!