Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Free babysitters are not something that Jason and I get to take advantage of that often, so when we are visiting family we are sure to take advantage when we can. We are in search of a modestly priced digital SLR camera. While we were with Jason's mom, Jason and I gave Ben and hug and a kiss, left him with the grandparents and drove to Pueblo -the nearest city to Walsenburg- to check out the pawn shops hoping to find one. However, instead of finding a camera, we found that even though Pueblo is an urban area, there are many parts of the city that time has forgotten. It was fun to finally explore the city a bit instead of driving through it as we normally do.
An unknown building's water tower visible while driving I-25
Outside of Pueblo's train station is a railroad museum. A C&S caboose is one of the many cars on display.
We also managed to find "The Cowboy Supply" store in downtown Pueblo. If you ever find yourself in downtown Pueblo, make sure to stop in this store to check it out, you won't be disappointed. We were amazed at how much stuff they carry.
A whole wall of children's cowboy boots in a sizes starting with a toddler's 4. How does a little one who just barely learned how to walk wear these while showing off their newly acquired skill?
Of course, no cowboy store would be complete without the Stetson branding gracing it somewhere. Can you see the detail on the vest below? Is this or the jacket to the left of it to wear in a business casual outfit, or are they for dressier occasions?
I think it is great when a mission for one thing, i.e. the camera, turns into an unexpected adventure, don't you? What kind of unexpected adventures have you been on lately?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Beside the beautiful scenery and family time, we also got to get in some key Harry time. For those of you who don't know, Harry is our dog that lives with Jason's mom. We are not able to have him in our house in family housing because emotional support animals have to be under 20 pounds to live here. It's a really crappy rule and I'd like to know what they would do if a blind person with a seeing eye dog tried to move in here. Oh well, as soon as I can find a job, we'll move out of the academic ghetto and get our dog back. We were excited to spend a bit of time with him even if it was a short visit. Harry was as sweet as ever, even managing to break our hearts as he tried to get in the car with us as we were leaving. Don't worry Harry-dog, we'll be back for you soon.
Next post will be about Jason and I taking advantage of some free babysitting and saw the "sights" in Pueblo, Colorado, the closest city to Walsenburg.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Jason has been
procrastinating revising yet another draft of his e-paper (the equivalent of his masters' thesis) teaching Ben about improvising and being spontaneous. They both have also been learning about air pressure and ballistics while they are doing it. Good times.