Monday, January 25, 2010

"Cascading on down the hillside fast - Pines and family blurring past - My sled is carving out the snow - Like an airplane here I go - Snow is brushing past my face - I am sliding at racers pace - Take a jump with air I fly - With delight I scream a cry - Sliding till the run is done… - Back to the top for more sliding FUN!" - Sheryl (Me)

Sledding on the most popular sledding hill in Pagosa Springs, CO (the closed golf course). Jason took the sunset pictures just before leaving. This video is mostly of Cora and Isaiah having a blast. Notice that the kids used there cuteness to con some older kids into carrying their sleds up the hill.

Jason put this video together of the 2 oldest enjoying sledding after the storm. The 1st day only us and a bunch of snowboarders were there (the pass was still closed from the mass amount of snow they were trying to clear off the road.) It was a blast because the boarders had made some awesome jumps! The second day I ...stayed home with Elijah because he didn't feel good...

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Elk coming to town. With the high mountains filling up with snow, the Elk are arriving to their wintering areas... here in the moutainous foothills (7000ft). How exciting it is to be here where wildlife is abundant and protected! On this day they had their own law enforcement stopping traffic on the "Main" and only way through town. Blocked off the traffic for 20min each direction to allow the Elk to cross the Hwy safely. Hopefully it was a fun experience for those travellers who use this route to cut off 6 extra hours to head to any number of states in either direction. I know it is always exciting for me and we live here!

Combined efforts of the DOW, CHP, ACSO, and Pagosa city police help a herd of elk out of Pinon Lake and across Hwy 160 to safety south of the road to Timber Ridge.

A herd of elk (40 something Cow, 11 Calf, numerous yearlings, and a Bull Elk) found themselves the object of local attentions while taking a swim in Pinion Lake, right beside Highway 160 near the Pagosa Lodge and Parelli Natural Horsemanship Business Headquarters.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Just an FYI - this is Jason's hand, I do not have man hands! :-)
When we came home from a drive up East Fork Pass we had this amazing moth perched on our door handle. What a privilege it was to hold. Our children's eyes were so big and they were very curious. It was a great teaching moment.

Thursday, September 24, 2009



After a tour through the 100 Year Gold Mine, Dad and the kids panned for gold and sliver. Cora found a small bit of silver in the first 5 minutes. We all continued panning for another 30-40 minutes but to no avail. Cora is the precious metal magnet in the family. Hummmm - this could be good. : )



Wednesday, September 23, 2009


A day at the mines... This was an amazing tour - if ever in Silverton Colorado be sure to visit this incredible town feature. This living/working museum is well worth the drive. What a fun educational experience. I love living in Colorado! (Sorry, the pics are not in order.)