Home Visits/Colorado/New Jersey: 10/29 – 12/11/18

Our adventure together went into a holding pattern from the end of October into early December.  Scott stayed in Colorado to help his dad in Estes Park, while I flew home to spend time with my mom.  We stayed busy, but we both agreed that almost six weeks is way too long to spend apart.

While not cooking and hanging with his dad, Scott was able to take some hikes, and he even did some early season skiing!  Here are some highlights from his month in Rocky Mountain National Park without me.

Fern Lake
View from Flattop Peak
View of Long’s Peak from Lake Estes
Long’s Peak Trail
Making a snow-shoe trail near Lake Helene
View of Lake Helene
Rest Stop in Utah


I, on the other hand, traveled to the East Coast.  It was the first time I had ever been in an airport on Halloween.  Not only did Southwest Airline decorate the terminal, but they provided a free cocktail once on board.  Happy Halloween!

Southwest Airline’s Terminal 10/31/18

Before arriving in New Jersey, I took a slight detour to Fort Lauderdale, FL, to visit with my sister and her family.  The sunshine was quite inviting, and it was great to see my Florida Family!  From beach to bar, to visiting with her grand puppy, Teddy, and his parents, it was fun to spend time with Dean, Rose, Cody, Paige, Alex, and Teddy.

Beach Day…Dinner Date

University of Miami Football Game

Teddy Love

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show


One of my favorite sounds:


On 11/6/18, I flew to New Jersey to spend time with family and friends.  I have to say that there were many that I didn’t get to see.  Hopefully, I will do better the next time I am in Jersey.

My visit began with impromptu visits with friends.

Next, came the Thanksgiving weekend activities.

Crashing the Thanksgiving Eve Pie Baking Tradition
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
The Best Part of the East Coast!

Then, we spent an afternoon with my grand nephew!  He is one smart little boy.

Of course, there was the annual Thanksgiving weekend JETS football game at MetLife Stadium.  Win or lose, we always have a fun time.


It was great to see my friend, Liz, and celebrate her birthday actually ON HER BIRTHDAY!

Celebrating Danielle’s “Golden” Birthday:

A Golden Star for a Golden Girl


Blow Out Shop
NYC Speak Easy
Great Food, Great Friends

Next, came a “Toys For Tots” Speeder Trip in Pennsylvania with my brother-in-law, Gary.

My Inaugural Speeder Trip
Third Place
Co-Pilot Sue and Pilot Gary

I lost a number of “visiting” days due to the unexpected need for some dental work.  What a lovely picture!  I can’t believe that I am sharing this photo!

Surprise Double Crown Event

Having survived that surprise episode, it was a privilege to join my mom at her Woman’s Club Annual Performing Arts Event.

Mama and Me
Mom with Judy Brendel, our neighbor growing up.

I hope you enjoy a little bit of Christmas cheer!

Finally, my last hurrah…a day trip to NYC with dear friends!!

Bryant Park Pond and Christmas Tree
Fifth Avenue Coach Store “Rex” Display
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Nativity Display (complete with a dog)
DeRosa Family at Rockefeller Center

Time to rejoin my husband on the West Coast.  We won’t be living in our RV until the end of January, but our journey will continue in the state of Washington.

One thought on “Home Visits/Colorado/New Jersey: 10/29 – 12/11/18

  • OK, I am back. Will send you information and pictures from FL. Been a real crazy holiday season and buying a house and moving….gag me. But we and the cat are finally settling in. Becky and Bobby here this MLK weekend….so getting a taste of the new abode. Hope to share it with all our family. I will be contacting you privately and sending pictures….Keep WARM!! LU Kath and Bob
    912 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33914. Did I send you pictures. Boat is here and taking navigation courses for intercostal waters. !!! I do not wish to end up in Mexico..ha ha

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