While visiting there was very much a lack of air conditioning, so taking refuge near water was helpful for Redflare to stave off heat exhaustion.
There was a creek they literally went and sat in.
The creek visiting was probably her favorite part of the trip. Forgetting the outside world and doing something that maybe they’d have done as kids had they been able to grow up together.
And then when this close to the Missouri river, one can’t resist but taking a picture of it, right?
Reuniting is definately the theme of this trip after the original plan for it went pear shaped. (Why is that even a saying?)
Perhaps some closeups with brothers…
Even some old friends.
When life throws a monkey wrench at the plans, time to adjust to them and take advantage of the situation.
Redflare had to head south this Summer (part of the reason why not a lot of pictures got processed for a bit).
The reason now doesn’t matter too much, but there was a bonus to it in finally getting to meet some newfound family members in person.
Like our nephew.
He’s amazingly about Little Miss’ age. The first of a gaggle of sudden new relations.
And the “old man” there? Her big brother that she’d been looking for… for a really long time.
The first night Redflare was there she immediately got hit by altitude sickness.
Glancing at her Wii Fit meter was enough to seal the deal that she was definately not where she normally is.
The official elevation where she was was 5328 feet above sea level (or 1.6KM) while she’s used to 794 feet above sea level (or 220 M).
Hence why the elevation on the fit meter reads as it does. It just couldn’t keep up with the change (not like it’s supposed to be super accurate anyway with that.)
Certainly the highest we’ve ever seen the number go though.
Something really neat about modern cameras is that they capture the time pictures are taken. So while Redflare was enjoying mountains, I was recording moments at home that she was missing, like mowing the lawn.
I don’t think I’ve ever taken a picture of the camera that I use for these time lapse videos before. As I was setting up to mow I took a selfie with the camera standing in as Redflare who is usually out doing random yardwork at my side.
So here we go!
Don’t forget you can change the angle of view. If you’re not interested in me mowing there are always the clouds to watch float by.
At the end you can see me doing some of the stuff Redflare would do: tending to the apple trees (there was a darn vine trying to climb one) and then snapping some pictures of the growing apples.
Time to bask in the moutain majesty I think.
And Redflare is off to Colorado!
Well, she was.
Drove her to the airport and then she was still in the air as I was almost home.
The joys of the TSA and getting there early. :p
Fortunately she got a window seat though so she could catch some pictures to share with us from the sky.