Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Visit to Mesa

I went last weekend for a quick trip to Mesa, Arizona to see my family.
Eating out at Chile's!
A lot of visiting time hanging on on the back porch, and trying out my Dad's pelet gun.  :) 
Enjoying Marla, Kevin, and Jordy's new front landing.
And mountain bikeing with Todd!
Cactus, single track, and two snakes - whooo yah!  
It got up to 97 deg!  It was a pretty big change from Colorado where the highs do not even get to Phoenix's lows.

Great trip!  Fun visiting, chasing Jordy, and riding in the sun!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Visit from Mitch

My close friend from high school days, Mitch came to visit for a day.  I am very lucky that work brings him to Denver every once and a while.  He conviently stayed over for Saturday which allowed for a fun walk in the morning for a breakfast bagel!

Then a nice hike up North Table Mesa above Golden, and back to the Golden Hotel patio over Clear Creek for lunch!
I even managed to get a picture of TWO people who hate their picture taken!

Mitch was my inspiration in High School for trying to go to college.  He even loaned me money one semester while I was at the tail end of Mines. 

After I graduated from Mines and got back from playing Army, Mitch was driving truck to earn money for law school.  He would occaisionaly get a haul out of Golden hauling Coor's beer.  Of course this was pre-cell phone and I would only know when he was in town when I came home and saw a semi parked on the street.  

Today reminded me of those days, about 25 years ago now, ouch - where does the time go!   :)