Looking back on the past year, I see stress added to stress in our lives. We sold a house and bought a new one. We moved from one town to another. Jim had surgery on his parathyroid. I have had health problems and been hospitalized. There have been family stresses and great concerns. No one could deny that we needed a vacation from life, but a long vacation just was not going to happen this year. So, we went on a short getaway. That was a good thing and probably the best thing to do also. Sometimes long vacations can be stressful. Short ones can be just right.
We started our mini-vacation on Saturday the 29th of June. We drove the six or so hours to Grand Junction, Colorado to visit my mom. It had been nearly a year since we had been over to see her. That is way too long of a time to go between visits when one's mother is 97 years old.
|Mother and me|
|Entrance to Hotel Colorado|
|The State of Colorado flag flies over|
|Denver & Rio Grande Depot|
Glenwood Springs, Colorado