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Halloween Night – Frisco, CO

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I thought I was pretty done. It wasn’t warm out and I had to hold a worm drive saw above my shoulders for quite awhile. That, plus, digging 4 post holes in two hours on my knees. The last few were pretty much solid rock. But, we are pretty much done. Gates up. Wire attached. Just a few rails to attach and it’s done. So, when I was told we were going to Frisco to treat-or-treat, I thought maybe not. But, I’m glad I didn’t let my apprehension get the better of me. It was super fun. Halloween in Kansas isn’t too much of a happening any more. I guess parents are worried about their kids. Frisco has a downtown business Halloween celebration. They closed the main street down and it was crowded. Kids, dogs, dressed up parents. Great people watching. And good candy. They don’t go for low rent candy in Frisco. Snickers, peanut butter cups, hot apple cider. So, if you happen to be in Colorado at the end of October, make sure you go out of your way to spend Halloween night in Frisco.

Bromont got a stuffed tick for Halloween.

Jack and foster dog, Gidget, sharing a drink.

I'm obviously not so good with the wire.

Just like home with the Wizard of Oz people.

Bromont wouldn't take a dog biscuit from the clown. I've told him not to take food from strangers.

The brain jello was great.

Where else in the country can you trick-or-treat at a convenient store?

Halloween Sunday

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Yesterday was pretty good. It got super warm for here. Nearly 60. We worked until 2 or so and then went for a 40 mile ride on our MTB bikes. 8000 to 9000 feet didn’t feel as bad as I had anticipated. There are tons of nice houses up in the mountains. Great views. I’ll put some photos below. If there wasn’t snow on the ground 6 months a year, this wouldn’t be a bad place to live.

So, it is only going to be 40 today. Vincent has to go back down to Denver tonight and get the rest of the cedar we ordered. We should be done by tomorrow. I had hoped to have enough time to go down to Boulder this afternoon, but that isn’t going to happen. We’ll probably go over to Steamboat Springs tomorrow to say hi to Kent Eriksen. Then I have to pack up my bike and fly to LA. I should be pretty beat by then.

Pumpkin pancakes for breakfast today.

Riding on the bike path around Lake Dillon.

Vincent's dog Jack is showing me how to use the Boso Ball.

I guess it snows abunch around here in the winter or there are really big dogs around here somewhere.

Progress

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The mountain weather is fickle. Probably not really fickle, but I’m not used to it. It is so cold in the mornings and evenings. Yesterday around noon, it was so warm we took our shirts off. I was wearing thermal under clothing a couple hours earlier. We got a ton done, but still have a lot of fence to put up. After tomorrow we’ll have most of the fence sort of done. Minus a few gates, etc. I’m not nearly as sore as I was the day before. We’re going to run out of cedar posts and rails. We ordered more, but have to drive to Denver to pick them up. I went for a walk late last night with Bill, Vincent and the dogs. Bromont has a blinky light and was a mile up the mountain in a blink. There are so many stars up here. The Milky Way is so bright. Pretty cool.

I’m flying out to California on Tuesday. So, the fence project needs to accelerate some over the weekend. It was originally supposed to be raining all day tomorrow, but now it looks okay. I was hoping to get down to Boulder sometime this weekend for the cross races. I have no desire to race cyclocross at altitude, but I wouldn’t mind watching. I am virtually positive that I wouldn’t be thinking that I would want to be racing while watching. I know how bad I feel just ridin’ around.

Lots of concrete to mix and move.

It was pretty warm in the afternoon.

Big cedar rails with Horse Fencing. Nice mountain look.

Trudi nailing staples.

I drink a lot of tea. I didn't realize that Lipton Tea bragged so much of its antioxidant properties. I doubt that is the reason most people buy it.

The dogs love the snow and mountains.

It's nearly a dog resort.

Last Day and a Half in Photos

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Bill's status most of the drive.

We don't have cedar available like this in Topeka.

Materials loaded ready to head up into the mountains.

Alittle MTB riding before driving up. The City of Denver in the background.

Dessert last night. Awesome.

Vincent is really into oatmeal. I've never seen some many different types at someones house.

Waking up in the morning. There is way more snow on the ground than I thought.

My view for most of the morning.

Bill dicking around with something.

We should get way more stuff done today. I can't believe how many calories you burn at altitude, freezing cold and wet. I need to snow seal my boots again.

Pascal was lost and I found him in Bill's room, door shut, wearing Bill's shoes and playing with his watch. All while eating a bowl of noddles.