This was at the top of my list last year. Felicia’s Grandparents died a long time ago. I got to know her Grandma briefly before she passed, but her Grandpa died long before we even met. There is a long history with this, but unfortunately, they were never buried in a cemetery. Eventually, I learned that her Grandpa served in the Army during WW2, so that set me on a mission to get him interred in a National Cemetery, as is the privilege of all Veterans who served honorably. Nobody had any of his records, so I had to start doing some digging. We discovered that his historical enlistment and discharge papers were lost in a fire years ago, along with many veterans of that era, however, not all hope was lost. Late last year, we were finally able to obtain his last pay stub from a different government agency that confirmed his dates of service and discharge status. Now that we have that, we are going to schedule their interment later this Spring.
We do a lot of camping these days, and I thought it would be fun to ditch the tent and sleep under the Milky Way one night, however, I was not able to coordinate a good place and time to make it happen. The one weekend I thought I might be able to pull it off, it pretty much rained on and off the entire time, and sleeping under the rain just didn’t have the same attraction. I have a feeling this is just going to have to be one of those spur-of-the-moment events.
Another one of those things I’ve longed to do for as long as I can remember. I actually thought this one would be fairly easy to get done, however, that was not the case. My city is patrolled by the county Sheriff, and their ride along program is currently suspended. I looked at a couple of neighboring cities, but they all had a requirement that you must live in the city that you want to do the ride along in, so that left me in a bit of a pickle. I still want to do this someday, but it looks like I’m going to have to wait for the Sheriff to start the program up here again.
Along with #46, we were going to visit some historical family sites in Nebraska and Minnesota. I did one of those DNA tests and got knee-deep into my family tree and I thought it would be fun to visit those places that we never knew about while we were on the road. Hopefully, this will be a fun road trip once we get it off the ground.
My sister and I had planned on taking my folks on a road trip last fall, but as it happened, they ended up selling their house and moving, so we weren’t able to go. We are putting together something this summer and are optimistic that it will happen. Off to Dodge City soon!
Every year in the summer there is a 1940s dance that takes place at an airport near Boulder. It looks like a ton of fun. Everyone dresses up in 40s garb and they bring a big band. We’ve talked about doing it for years, but in order to not look foolish, we decided it might be a good idea to take some dance lessons. Again, we just couldn’t make the timing work, but we’ve found a place that does it in the Spring, so we have it on our radar.
I totally blew this one. We try to go to the Air Force / Navy game every other year, but I really wanted Matt to experience a College football game at another venue. After looking at CU’s prices, I balked at that game (no big surprise there), however, CSU games prove to be much more affordable. I had the game picked out and….ooops, I forgot to buy the tickets. Ugh. So, this will happen next fall. Go Rams!
Matt and I love looking at these kinds of cars and talking about what it would be like to drive one, so I was really looking forward to this one. I found a place in Denver that rents all kinds of cool cars (think Lamborghini, Ferrari, McClaren, etc.), but we just couldn’t swing it at the right time. Again, not something you really want to do in the winter. Hopefully this is something we can do this summer!
This is another Denver landmark. It’s a statue of Jesus that overlooks Denver and provides spectacular views. I’ve haven’t been there since I was a kid and I thought it would be fun to go back again. Once again, we are just waiting for a little better weather!
I had so hoped to have this one done by Fall of last year, but alas, it was not meant to be. This grueling little hike is something of a Colorado legend, but trying to hike it in Winter is dicey, so I’ll put this off until the Spring, which gives me a chance to get in better shape (hopefully)! Plus, I’d like to not do this alone, so I’m hoping to drag at least one of my kids along with me.