Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Country Roads Take Me Home!

In a few short a days I begin my annual trip back to Southern Colorado, where I was born and raised. I don't like being away from my sweet hubby and while I love the east coast, and the D.C. area, life here is a bit hectic and I always look forward to my time at home where things move a little slower. Well, actually things move tremendously slower. But, it is this slow pace that makes me so excited to return each year. Let me show you some of the differences between my home town and Washington D.C. I think you will understand why I still love going "home" so much!

Above traffic in Washington D.C. Below traffic in Sanford, Colorado.

In Colorado we have mountains. Beautiful, amazing mountains.

In Washington D.C. there aren't any mountains, but we do have Capitol Hill. Beautiful, but not quite as impressive.

Although my husband would strongly disagree, in my opinion the San Luis Valley has the best Mexican Food in the world.

In Washington D.C. Mexican Food is lacking but we do have a lot of Kabob Houses.

In Washington D.C. we have the White House.

But, in Colorado we have an OUT HOUSE at my grandparent's cabin. Thanks mom for posing in the window!

In Washington D.C. we have a public transit train called the Metro. You may have heard, it sometimes crashes.

In Colorado we have the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad.

Below is what shopping in Washington D.C. looks like--I think they should change the store name to Temptation's instead.

But, in Colorado about 30 minutes from my hometown is a Wal-Mart. Sorry, but I love Wal-Mart. And I miss it terribly.

In Washington D.C. we have this guy!

But in Colorado we have these guys (my grandpa's) and many more people I love and cherish. Can't wait to see everyone!

Monday, July 6, 2009


We took the boys to Winchester, VA this afternoon which is in the Shenandoah River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While we were there we visited Dinosaurland. It was great fun meeting all of the dinosaurs and for some reason a Cobra and King Kong as well. Go Figure!

Happy 4th from the Capital!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


There have been a few things driving me crazy this week, besides the Michael Jackson circus. Don't get me wrong, he was amazing-but with the North Korean's testing Nuclear Weapons every morning do you think there is any way we could just speed up the burial and get on with our lives. I think it is becoming a matter of national security. Although, I am sure the King of Pop is going to put on one amazing show in heaven or hell or wherever he went. He has all the people he needs to make it a success. Just imagine Billy Mays being the pitchman for all the heavenly commercials for MJ's afterlife concert, Ed McMahon being the MC, "HERE'S MICHAEL" and of course Farrah Fawcett will be the sexy GoGo Dancer in her red swimsuit.
But, I digress that's not really my biggest complaint here it is... first, this new prescription drug on the market called "Latisse." Have you seen this advertised? It is a drug that will help you grow thicker and longer lashes. For real? Calling all scientists, can you please focus on something IMPORTANT! You know, like curing cancer, or in Scott's opinion male-pattern baldness-I mean anything but eyelash thickness. How will this new drug effect Obama's new health plan? Will his socialist doctors be able to handle the influx of patients seeking treatment for a less than hearty crop of lashes? Oh me, oh my, I smell a catastrophe in the air.
I am also terribly distressed to hear the news that the people of Minnesota have elected a former member of the Saturday Night Live cast to the United State's Senate-not even a funny member mind you-Al Franken. Can life get any worse for these poor people. Not only do they live in one of the most horrible places in the world, but they are idiots too.
My last complaint is as follows. I spent 45 minutes driving around the parking lot at the mall last week trying to find a parking spot. The ironic thing is that there are twenty spaces reserved right up front by the entrance. They are not reserved for handicapped people or expectant mother's. No, they are reserved for people who drive hybrids. Isn't it idiotic to make the people, like myself, driving gas guzzlers and making huge carbon footprints drive around for nearly an hour while these sweet little PRIUS' get front row parking. If we genuinely cared about the environment wouldn't we do it the other way around-Prius' in the back-trucks and SUV's up front. THINK about it PEOPLE-that's all I am asking.