Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Sunday, friends!  Another fine week it was.

As mentioned, Wolfgang turned 20(!) on Monday.  I just got back from the bike shop with him as he spent a chunk of his birthday "earnings".  I was just along for the ride, though.  I refrained from buying anything as frugality wins again!

He also shared some of these chocolate covered coffee beans his girlfriend brought back from Costa Rica, where she spent a month studying abroad.

Yummo, how many can I eat before I'm never able to sleep again??

Yesterday, the five of us took a little excursion up to Denver to check out the Forney Museum of Transportation.  We hadn't had a good museum fix in a while, so this was fun.

One of the main attractions is this Big Boy engine that is so big it just barely fits in the building, and didn't fit all the way in the frame of my photo.

It was interesting to walk through the old train cars and note the tight quarters.  Lots of people nowadays wouldn't fit very comfortably!

Of course, it wasn't just trains

One thing that interested me in the list of attractions was Amelia Earhart's "Gold Bug".  Silly me, I assumed it was an airplane.  It was her car - heh.

Anyway, it was a nice day-jaunt to beat the outdoor heat.  

In other silver liningness news, my summer class wrapped up this week.  This marks the half-way point of the program, one more half to go!  And now I've got a few weeks off to occupy myself until the fall semester starts up.

I plan to get caught up on my to-do list.  We'll see how that goes...



ShadowRun300 said...

Mmmm. I may have to take a trip to Costa Rica. Or if you got any coffee beans left, I could just come to Colorado.
The museum looks like a pretty good way to spend a hot day. And you learned somethin' too!
Congrats on being halfway through with school! If your house is anything like mine, your to-do list will be undone in a matter of minutes. So best to just enjoy these last few weeks.

Guano said...

Nothing better than a day off spent perusing planes, trains & automobiles....and a bunch of wall-mounted penny farthings!
Costa Rica has been coming up with unusual frequency lately; buddies' daughter's honeymoon location, best cruise destination (beating Alaska & others) for another friend, all with multiple "I'd go back!" stories. ("Um, we talkin' about the same place?").
'Nother week in the books!

Abby said...

Good crowd at the museum, they must've heard we were coming ;)
And maybe you're right about the to-do list business. Might just skip it in the name of efficiency!

Abby said...

Yep, the museum was pretty complete. Sadly, some of the *antique* vehicles were younger than us - "hey, I had a bike like that once..."
And it seems like everyone and their grandma except me has been to Costa Rica. One of my P.E.O. sis's just got back as did our nephew, The Man. Are there any Costa Ricans there??

agg79 said...

Happy Birthday to Wolfgang! 2 decades? Doesn't hardly seem that long ago.

Watch out for those chocolate coffee beans. We've got a plant down there and somebody is always bringing some of that back on their trips. They can be addictive and much more potent than anything you'll find at Starbucks.

Neat museum. Was going to say something about planes, trains, etc. but Guano beat me to it. Interesting to see/touch/stand on the old modes of transportation back in the gold old days. Things are much bigger and had more style (flair) back then. Of course, I am trying to picture you going to class on one of those big wheeled bikes.

Abby said...

Whose idea was it to combine chocolate and coffee beans in a handy little snack? I want to hug/punch them!

Those bikes are kinda cute, but a long way to fall!

terri said...

That looks like such a fun place! LOVE the old-fashioned bicycles. Bikes have come a long way, huh?

Riot Kitty said...

You don't look old enough to have a 20-year-old bambino. And - YUM - chocolate covered coffee and espresso beans are...well...nom nom. But yes, be careful. They're easy to eat quickly and VERY caffeinated.