Hello from Colorado Springs, Colorado! We are staying at the United States Air Force Academy for eight nights. This is our third visit to USAFA since we have been full timing and we are always thrilled to return here. Avid blog readers know Roger graduated from the academy in 1970.
We left Wichita, Kansas on Monday morning after spending Sunday evening with dear friends, Johnny and Peggy. Johnny, a high school friend of Roger's, was in our wedding forty three years ago. As I have said in past blogs, RVing allows us to see family and friends more often.
A beautiful Kansas sunrise on Monday morning, for our trip to Colorado. The trip took two days and we stayed at a small RV stop along the way.
Welcome to Colorful Colorado
Pikes Peak means we are nearing Colorado Springs
Jump practice at USAFA
Checking in with the gate guard
Our home for the eight night stay
We love to bike, hike with Bear and enjoy the mountains in Colorado. We also have the chance to see friends. Beth and Roger, in the pic below, went to middle and high school together. She lives with her husband Dave in Colorado Springs.
Dave, Beth, Roger and Suzanne enjoying a lunch together.
Roger is a facilitator at a seminar on "Living Honestly In The Profession Of Arms," while we are here. This is a four day course taught to freshmen students called Doolies . The Doolies spend three weeks at Jack's Valley, an outdoor part of the academy, where they go through basic field training. Academy grads act as facilitators during a portion of the training at Jack's Valley.
Roger with his group of Doolies on Saturday
Thank you for checking in with us as we tour Colorado. The next blog will come from Gunnison after we spend part of the week in Buena Vista. The rest of our travels will take us to Montrose, Telluride, Ouray, Molas Lake and Silverton.