(Ken) May 19 – May 28, 2013. The arrival in Cheyenne, Wyoming was highly anticipated; seeing my son Jim and Daughter-In-Law Ashley for the first time in nearly two years, but more importantly seeing our Grandchildren other than via the computer.
If our arrival was any indication, we weren’t heading in a very good direction. We had “routine” maintenance that needed done, and the trip from Colorado Springs, Colorado saw the exhaust pipe fall off and yet to be fixed!
Problems aside, we set up as quick as possible and were off to see the kids. Oh my, how everyone had grown. Jim and Ashley were no longer kids, they were adults and more importantly – parents; and Leighla was a big girl of three now! But, meeting our grandson James, for the first time was enough to eliminate any anxiety about motorhome repairs.
Over the next couple of days, our initial plans changed a couple of times, but this lifestyle allows for the opportunity of such changes. I was fine with it all and just happy to be spending time with the grand children.
Instead of spending two days driving over Jim’s holiday break we decided to stay local and go to Curt Gowdy State Park rather than drive to Yellowstone National Park. A great choice I think, because the two days we were able to spend there also gave us two extra days to spend together.
From the walks in the parks and the BBQ’s in base housing brought back many good memories for me and some pleasant new ones for Jodi. But creating these moments with our grandchildren make them that much more memorable.
I will let the following slide show speak for our visit; because we had a wonderful time!
Leaving was tough as the time we spent just didn’t seem to be long enough. Just the same as when we left Florida and our other grandchildren. Leighla, Makayla, James and Aubrey, we miss all of you very much and cannot wait to see you again!
Until next time my friends, and my family………..Cheers!