Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I love, love, love camping!

We just had an awesome weekend of camping
in the White River National Forest!

It is half way from Denver to Durango...and since
my sister moved, we have tried to
find meeting places in the middle.

We camped in Redstone, Colorado.
It is the home of the Historical Redstone Castle.

Here are my parents....

My brother and his sweet wifey met us there!

Turner loved it, and wants to go camping again!

Parker was our entertainment...

Mount Sopris...
one of my new favorites!
Thanks God!

We went hiking, and Parker was our
fearless guide!

And Turner T found a walking stick!

Dr. and Mrs. Eich (my sis and bro-in-law)
were so much to see!

Man, do I LOVE Colorado....
every corner was another beauty!

And, yes, we still have the same tents!
(11 years later)

We ended at Hanging Lake near
Glenwood Springs!

My idea of a perfect weekend!
And I have already started planning the next one!

The summer of the NHRA

Summer is over and the kids have gone back to school.
What will we all remember from the summer of 2010?

The loud engines and the smell of nitro!

Parker and Turner are now true dragster fans!

And the faster, the better.
Did you know that they will start training young
drivers at the age of 8?

I guess I should tell you how it all started...
Shaun (my husband and incredible singer)
was asked to sing the National Anthem
at the National Finals.

Shaun did such an amazing job...they even asked him back!
We spent time in the Bandimere Suite
and got to know some of the
owners, and learned a whole lot about fast cars!

These are called the 'funny cars'...
they are my favorite to watch.
They keep the front raised until right
before the race because it creates too much heat for the drivers.

This is sitting in the box.

And posing with the cars.

Shaun standing at the starting line with the Bandimere Family.

Thanks to John Sr. and John Jr. (Sporty) Bandimere
for such a great summer.