To commence the mundanity, we did find something fun to do on the fourth since the Hu Hot Half didn't happen. Chaco came over, and we all decided to hit the trails for an adventurous hike. All of us except for Meego, that is. He went to a neighborhood 4th of July barbecue thing in one of his friends' neighborhoods.
So the remaining four of us headed up to Cascade and traipsed around on a trail that is near the North Pole. North Pole of Colorado, that is. Who is aware that Colorado has a North Pole? Extra points if you are.
But we did not go visit Santa, and instead hiked this lovely remote trail that Chaco had found a little while ago. It's so remote, that there was a total of four little parking spaces in the trailhead "parking lot".
It was a nice getaway for a couple of hours. We didn't hike the whole thing since some scary storm clouds were looking down at us like big hungry raptors. But we got a good ways in before deciding to wimp out and turn around.
Wolfgang had seen the new Tarzan movie ("not that good") just the night before and wouldn't let go of lower primate mode for this photo...
God forbid I should actually get a shot where everyone is congenial and smiling.
And here's a shot looking out to the east and the flatlands of The Flatlanders.
So a good way to spend the holiday and not lose any fingers in a fireworks mishap.
In other news, I'm tutoring the son of a friend of mine. He attends a private school, and his math teacher up and resigned three weeks before the end of the school year. I don't know what was up with that, but the students still have to finish up the last few lessons and take a test before moving on in the fall. So when my friend called, I agreed to tute him.
I'd been kind of missing the tutoring since putting the biz on the back burner these last few months, so this is a nice little assignment. My summer class involves a lot of writing, so I'm enjoying playing with numbers while helping out a friend (and making a bit of cash...).