I walked outside yesterday evening (okay, I ran!) when I heard a big noise and saw people excitedly running by our living room window. Before I show you what the excitement was all about, here is a picture I snapped standing in front of our house on the side of the road looking into town. Main Street U.S.A., only with mountains all around. It's hard to get a perspective on just how big the mountains are in some of these shots. They look small compared to real life!
We drove up a little ways into one of those the other day and I got this shot of the town from a higher perspective. That arrow shows you where our house is located. You can't see more than the big trees in our yard here, but that's the location. We also went across the River to get some shots, but all you could see was our garage. The rest was covered in trees.
Breaking News...I was just interrupted while making this post by the DirectTV man at our front door. I've been so afraid that when they came back today we'd get the same bad news that we had no line of sight to the satellite. I was WRONG! YAY!! Real TV will be ours today!
And while I'm on the subject of TV, here's some scoop for those of you that have Netflicks. I sat down yesterday before lunch time (I knew this because the Noon Siren hadn't blown in town yet -- see yesterday's post if you don't know what I'm talking about), and I started looking through Netflicks for something to watch. I found the BEST show called Grace & Frankie. I binge-watched it all day yesterday until about 8:00 last night when I watched the last of 13 episodes in Season 1. There is no Season 2 yet or I'd be watching that all day today! It's a Netflicks Original show, so you won't find it anywhere else. It was so good! It stars Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin, which was the reason I picked it to start watching in the first place. You have to check it out. I could not stop watching.
Okay, enough. Time for the excitement...
This Care Flight helicopter flew right by our house and landed in the High School lot just across the street! Before I realized what was going on and I could grab my camera, he had already landed.
I ran in and grabbed my telephoto lens so I could see better and get better pictures.
Within a few minutes of landing, an ambulance pulled up and they transferred their patient to the helicopter and took off.
I was pissed that both pictures I took with the mountains behind it were blurry.
And off they went to save the day.
I cracked me up to see how many people were out on the street watching what was going on. I guess anything unusual draws a crowd around here, me included.
We had just been discussing over the last two days getting Life Flight insurance for $59 per year per person. We had seen a billboard advertising this insurance and it seemed like a good idea since we live in such a remote area. Medical attention is very far away if anything should happen, and you just can't beat that price. It sure beats the uninsured price of $600+ should they need to come get one of us, God Forbid. And it goes to a good cause even if we don't ever need them.
And a few random shots taken on the road trip...
Eli and Ken somewhere in Montana on our way here.
This was taken in NE New Mexico on our second day of the trip. It was almost a double! Can you see the start of the second one in the upper left corner?
This was in Colorado just coming into Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs was AMAZING!
Such a beautiful city, and big too.
We were getting back onto the highway after a rest at a roadside park.
That's all for today.
Hope y'all have a nice weekend.
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