Dear Friends and Family,
Happy Holidays and a Great New Year 2006 to all of you!
2005 has treated us very well. We had a lot of fun. Steve, Julia and I went on over 20 camping trips this year with our new truck. (It’s a Dodge 2500 Diesel– Steve’s new toy!). We climbed all over Colorado and Wyoming; Shelf Road, Penitente, Redcliff and Vedauwoo. We also took some longer trips. The first one took us to Nevada, California and Utah. We climbed at Red Rocks, outside Las Vegas and by St. George, Utah.
Usually, the weather in May in Nevada and Utah is perfect but as soon as we got there it rained and even snowed. So we headed for the Death Valley. We were amazed. The Death Valley was in bloom. Meadows full of flowers where you usually only see sand and rocks. Unbelievable! Supposedly, this is a once in every 100 years nature display.
Over the 4th of July we went to Wyoming, climbing at Wild Iris, Cody, and Ten Sleep. This time it was too hot but we had a great time anyway.
Our last longer trip in September took us to California and it was too cold again. But anyway it turned out to be a great trip no matter what the weather gods did to us. Because it was so chilly we had to spend a lot of time at hot springs. Julia and I in particular liked those diversions.
Unfortunately, besides taking trips we still had to work in 2005. Steve is still working for IBM. He is working from home now, which is really nice for all of us. My business, Web Yodel, LLC flourished in 2005. I was really busy but also had a lot of fun creating very nice websites.
Julia is doing really well too. She is at BB’s, a German child care place, usually three days a week. She really enjoys swimming and climbing (surprise, surprise!)