The last weekend in July is always the time when Jim and his brothers take their annual Jeep trip “over the mountains and through the woods” from Lake City to Ouray. They always ask friends along and this year Jim took my former boss, Heinz.
I then take over Jim’s work “swishing toilets” in our campground and two other public restrooms in the area. Luckily for the last six years my BFF, Salai, takes off work as Alamosa Library Manager and comes up to help me. She gets right in there and sweeps and washes the restroom floors, etc. She also takes over walking and caring for the dogs so I can deal with campers.
Jim takes the camera so I don’t have a photo of Salai working with me, but I do have one at her work desk.
Here’s Jim and Heinz as they took off Friday morning.
Here is a collage of some of the EIGHT photos Jim took over the whole weekend……Heinz said he took over EIGHT HUNDRED photos. Jim’s excuse…..”I was busy driving”.
They did have a good time and Jim and Heinz came back Sunday with shirts marked up to prove where they had spent the weekend. Heinz said he’d like to do it again next year.
Salai and I spent Saturday in Creede messing around and nearly bought out Creede Olive Oil Company. Then we went to Kip’s for an early dinner to celebrate our birthdays both in July. Saturday we cleaned and talked about knitting, balled some yarn hanks, talked about vegetarian eating lifestyle and went to The Shaft for a salad dinner. We cherish this weekend we have together every year!!!!
That evening after Heinz and Salai left, Jim and I joined our camp buddies, Charlie and Dawna for a tostada dinner.
It was a grand weekend for all of us. Now we are definitely on the “down side” of the summer season with about six weeks to go.
Remember, you are loved.
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