We returned home Saturday evening. I took the family to enjoy a long weekend in Colorado. It always seems difficult for our family to get together around the holidays. We've only done it a couple of times in the last 20 years. The last time we had everyone together at thanksgiving was a couple of years ago. The trip was long and exhausting and by the time we were done with the driving it was more than I wanted to repeat.
We decided to try meeting up at a different time of the year. Last year we went camping and that seemed to work out pretty good. This year we rented a house in Colorado. The kids got to play with their cousins. The rain and snow lasted almost the whole time. When we got a break in the weather we managed to take a short hike in the mountains.
I managed to spot some bighorn sheep, both times while driving. The traffic thru Denver was only slightly awful. I should qualify that. By big city standards it was fine. I've now lived away from that kind of mess long enough that more than 6 cars on the interstate at a time is too crowed for me.
I had to be back to work on Sunday. Last night my coworker pointed out that I hadn't taken that much time off (4 whole days) in a few years. Which is true, I've been doing 6 or more days a week straight for some time now. It was nice. I'm going to do my best to take the rest of my time between now and August.
I saw a quote this last week:
"Common sense is now so rare it should be considered a super power".