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!



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen Polson on May 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    If you get up really early like 6 am, you might see the one and only passenger train go through town. It is called the Zephyr. It goes pretty fast so you have to be ready for it.


  2. Posted by Amanda on May 31, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Corey, I hope that you keep all of these fun and quirky little antidotes — you should totally write a book — about the southern girl gone west — how many women would love to read a true love story in this setting — by love of course I mean between a man and a woman, but also a love that a woman has for her God that she would pack up her family and move west . . . just a thought!
    I love you. I enjoy reading your new memories!


  3. It’s fun hearing about your whole new way of life. Reading about your experiences makes me want to move out there. Glad you were able to have a fun month with your mom.


  4. What an adorable little town! I kind of wish we could live in a place like that, but it’s never worked out. I did live in a town like that in southern Wisconsin for a few months. They rolled up the sidewalks at 8:00 PM, but it was such a lovely pace of life. I miss it…a bit.


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