Monday, July 27, 2009

Horses do a lot of this......

Sumiko is working hard and learning what it takes to own a horse or rather have a horse own you.

Playing with the Horses

This horse is named Roanie. He's 10 years young. Janice takes these horses on long 3 or 4 day trail rides.

Centennial, Colorado

Staying with another Smith family in Colorado. Sumiko wondered what was up with the "Smith" friends we keep staying with? They must have some kind of influence in our lives for one reason or another?! Sumiko gets to take care of Janice's horses. This horse is named Apache. He's 22 years old and used to be a jumper. She feeds him an apple, one carrot and 3 flakes of hay twice a day.

Silverton, Colorado

Some of the businesses in town are open only when the train arrives! There was this cool Big Foot (Sasquatch) Store we wanted to shop in but when the train left town the shop keeper closed his doors?!

Silverton, Colorado

Stopped here to look at the steam train before it left for Durango. Had an ice cream cone and walked around town.

Thank you Karen!

We love Karen

More Pagosa

Everyday like clock work the clouds drift in at 3:00 pm. We get a good rain for about 30 minutes then the sun comes back out. The clouds and rainbows are beautiful. We love the weather ...... so far!

Wyndam Pagosa Springs

We were on the 3rd floor. Shlepping all our stuff up the stairs was a workout! Especially at 7,000 feet elevation!! But the v i e w s were incredible!!!


We stayed in Utah for 10 days at the Smith home in Woodland Hills, which is above Provo. Beautiful place to live!! When it was 90 degrees in Provo we would go up the hill afew miles to the house and it would be nice and cool. We saw deer, a doe with her fawn, even twin fawns, everyday!!!! I want to live amongst the wildlife. In the forest. Karen is such a gracious host. We played games every night and didn't get to sleep till midnight most nights! We cooked together, ate, shopped, went for morning walks, ate, and got to really visit with each other. We are so grateful for the time we spent getting to know one another. We love Karen. We also met her daughter and all her kids and grandkids. Sumiko had a blast going to the pool, seeing a movie, playing volleyball and bowling with the ever energetic Smiths. We covered a lot of Utah territory by car and internet. We decided to move on to Colorado. Utah has little rainfall and is too dry for us. We need lots of water.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wild Canadian Geese in Pagosa

We fed the geese just once (we couldn't resist them). The wild geese hiss a little when we're near their babies but don't attack us like the geese by the ponds in Calif.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

This is the most amazingly spectacular view outside of our hotel balcony, ever! Even though we are staying on the 3rd floor ( with no evevator ), hopefully by the end of the week we will get used to the 7000 foot elevation. After carrying all our luggage up, we probably will be resting for a while, lol! There are lakes every where!!!!! In the Indian Ute language, "Pagosa" means "healing waters". In town there are a dozen different hot springs to soak in. Last night we ate dinner outside under a tent and the pines in the rain. It was wonderful.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


While in Arizona Sadie bit a friend of the family on Fathers Day. Between the 4 of us, the move was the hardest on Sadie. She missed her yard and freedom she had with the house. The apt. in Seal Beach was a challenge for her. But she never had an accident and waited patiently till we could take her on a walk. We put her down on the Monday after Fathers Day. We love her so much and miss her terribly. We never ate a meal without giving Sadie some of it, especially ice cream. Those of you Sadie accepted as her friend, knew how loving she could be and how much she loved to play. God Bless you and keep you till we meet again.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

In Arizona

We are in Scottsdale, Arizona celebrating Father's Day with pop and uncle Frank and granpa Jerry. The temperature is a cool, relaxing 101. For dinner we will be bbqing some hamburgers on the driveway :D jk. Went to the movies and saw Star Trek and are now a full fledged Trekey (two thumbs up )

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leaving Seal Beach

Hey this is Sumiko and we are going to leave Seal Beach tomorrow!