Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Great Sand Dunes National Park

What a great place, so much to do and see and a fun group of Boomers to enjoy happy hours, dinners and campfires with. Bobbie and Jim’s campsite became our official meeting place with Jim as our official griller. Pictured at left are Lee and Edie, Chuck and Nancy G., Jim and Bobbie, Dave and Marie and Chuck and I.

Saturday evening we went to a meditative drum presentation performed by the Kaminari Taiko Drummers from near by Crestone. The group was very talented and it was an inspirational evening.

It was 4-wheeling day for four of our guys the next morning. Jim picked Chuck up in his jeep and with Lee in Chuck G.’s jeep off they went to challenge Medano Pass. They crossed Medano Creek seven times or so and enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery along the way up to the top where they could look down on Westcliffe. We had stayed near Westcliffe in August on the other side of the Sangre de Cristo Mts. The Spanish transilation for Sangre de Cristo is ‘Blood of Christ’ so named because of the way the sunset shines on the mountains.

While the guys were out, we girls gathered at Bobbie’s to talk about blogging and then took off on a walk around the three loops of our campground. We treated our selves to some fabulous pie at the Oasis restaurant just south of the park after that. We all tried a different flavor and then passed them around so we could all sample each other's. Yum! Pictured above with our pieces of pie are myself, Bobbie, Nancy, Diane Vittorio, the pie creator and author of 3 pie cookbooks, Marie and Edie.
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