Gladly, that wasn't necessary as we enjoyed a nice stay-cation in our transformed climate. I got in some solo bike riding, some family bike riding with Magnum and Meego, some glimpses of Chaco and Wolfgang, a reunion with my childhood buddy, and even managed to put in some tuting time and some spring cleaning to help me feel like a responsible adult.
It was great to reminisce with Daniel, at GeJo's, no less. GeJo's is named after the original owners' kids, Gene and Joe. Now, Joe runs the GeJo's in Denver, and he was there on Thursday and came out to chat with us. He's 60 years old now, and it was fun sitting there and being all "hometown" with those guys. The pizza is just as we remembered - fluffy bubbly crust with amazing sauce. Daniel's and my only regret is that we forgot to take pics! Maybe we subconsciously "forgot" on purpose so we'd have to meet there again soon. He wants photos of us by the GeJo's sign. Daniel is happily (and legally!) married with 4 pooch children.
One day this week, for something to do, we decided to go down to Pueblo, which is about an hour's drive south of here. Pueblo is considered an armpit of Colorado by some - not as big and flashy as Denver, or clean and aesthetic as Colorado Springs. Steel mill smoke, poverty, and high heat come to mind when thinking about Pueblo, but really, it has some good things going for it. So we declared Friday as "Pueblo Appreciation Day" and went on down. They have a nice little zoo, and it was a beautiful day out, so we bummed around there for a couple of hours.
It was a great day for it, with lots of other visitors similarly enjoying. It's been several years since we'd been there, and it's expanded nicely since that last time.
Meego's percussion competition yesterday was another nice addition to the week. Then to round it out, I spent some quality time with Wolfgang earlier today. He'd told me he needed shoes, jeans, and a haircut, so we took care of his bottom-to-top "makeover".
So a nice break week, and now I'm ready to get back to work. Yay spring!