Posted on Wed, 04-Aug-2021Sun, 03-Sep-2023 by pamSummer at Home 2021 Columbines blooming are a sure sign of spring. Lots of wildflowers on the trails. White fluffy clouds just say summer to me. Day trip to near by Echo Reservoir to enjoy the wonderful sunshine. Another day trip to Santa Fe – 160 miles one way to the charging station. Oh, and could not pass on some great shopping! Nice stop for coffee break. Took about 40 minutes to add 140 miles of charge (for a total 225 miles to return home). Our first restaurant dining since Spain in 2020 – great outdoor patio with spicy New Mexican food. We built this kayak stand to give us more room in the garage – works great! Another building project? A bug hotel for our 6-year-old great-nephew. We had fun painting and decorating! We did an overnight trip to South Fork and got a hike in together as well. He also came to see our house and check out the kid size bridge in our Japanese Garden- a fun day of mini-golf, picnic lunch, library summer reading, and a walk along the river. We dodged some summer storms but managed a few evening concerts in the park. Wandered downtown on 4th of July to see all having fun floating along the river. Cruised downtown for the car show – dressed to match so owner wanted a photo. But mostly we enjoyed our solitude Having some quiet Zen moments at home And the serenity of our wonderful sunsets.