Friday, January 4, 2013

Visiting with Family in Colorado Springs

I drove down to Colorado Springs yesterday to visit with my brother Tom, sister-in-law Pat, and Pat's father Bob.  Bob lives at the base of Pike's Peak.  It's a wee bit larger than as seen from the ranch!

Pike's Peak

Bob lives within walking distance of Garden of the Gods
 Trail head to Garden of the Gods

 Pat and her father Bob

At 99 years old, Bob lives in his own home, hangs out at the Elk's lodge,  and drives his beloved Cadillac.  He invited me to his 100th birthday party, and I'm looking forward to it.

 My brother Tom

Did you notice the pin he's wearing?  Tom and Pat are jewelers, and Tom cast that pin from a blue jay's feather.  Pretty darn cool.

Tom and Pat flew home to North Carolina today.  I will miss them so much.


Christmas-etc... said...

This was a lovely trip down memory lane for me too!! I've been to these fabulous places! Thanks so much!!
And Pat's father... what a great great blessing...especially that he drives his Cadillac still! :) What "boy" doesn't like his car?
Blessings for a great New Year!

Dreaming said...

What a remarkable man!

I am glad you had a chance to visit with your brother. Hey, not only do we own the same bowl, which originally belonged to our mother, but we have something else in common; my brother was a jeweler, too!

Lori Skoog said...

That is going to be some birthday party! Love the pin.

Inger said...

That's the best looking 99-year old guy I've ever seen. It's so wonderful to hear about old people that manage to live full lives. What a blessing! I know you will tell us all about the 100-year old birthday party.

Jim said...

The landscape there ceases to amaze me Terry! The mountain vistas are breath-taking.
Bob looks pretty great for any age! And still driving! Incredible.
Lovely pin your brother made, very talented.
Good to meet your family Terry!

fromsophiesview said...

If Bob lived in Canada when reaches 100 he`d receive a letter from Queen Elizabeth....that is quite the milestone!
Yes the feather is stunning!

A Normandy kitchen said...

Hello Terry,
Views are stunning. The feather pin is really wonderful, such talent! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Fundy Blue said...

Lovely family pictures, Terry! That pin is amazing! Tom and Pat must be very talented as jewelers. We should all be so lucky as to live in our own homes at 99 and enjoy life. Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, such gorgeous natural beauty. It's hard to see family members leave. I have not seen my brother in over two years because he lives in Kuwait City. Telephone, gmail, Facebook are just not the same. I hope it won't be long before you see Tom and Pat again. Have a good day!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Colorado Springs looks a wonderful place!
Wow! 99 years old! I agree with Inger, that's the best looking 99-year old guy I've ever seen!
So beautiful feather jewel! Both are really talented artist!

Phyllis said...

Wow - Bob doesn't look even close to 99 years old. How wonderful that he is still living and not 'just alive'!

I also live in NC. Where does your brother sell his pins?

Happy new year :)

Wolfie said...

Bob looks fab for 99! Good for him. His birthday party is going to rock. :-)

That is a gorgeous pin....

thecrazysheeplady said...

The pin is awesome but so is the scarf! Details!!!

Also, drop me an email at thecrazysheeplady AT gmail DOT com regarding calendars :-). Couldn't reply to your comment.