Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cam and Gram - Moving and Hiking and a Fort Reconstruction

    Finally, the day to move into my first floor apartment was here.  We were soooo ready!   Once everything was moved in, we created a new fort and then spent the better part of 3 days unpacking and making the place livable....without boxes!!!  I was much happier with piles and piles of 'stuff' all over the place than with boxes!!!   Pool breaks became a necessity...otherwise Grammy would have just wiped out!  Go, Cameron for making me take breaks!!!
The new fort!!!

The night before the move

Ready to rock and roll...lol










 






























My little helper



Once the apartment was reasonably 'done', we took another break and headed for the mountains...the Sandias!  My apartment is only a couple blocks from the foothills and only a mile to the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area where there are several hiking trails, covered concrete picnic tables and grills and spectacular views!  It was hot...we got a late start...but we did hike a little bit and sat and took in the beautiful view of Albuquerque and the mountain!
The view of Albuquerque

The mountain view

Let the hike begin!!!



Cameron spotted a bunny digging away

Let the hike be over!!!



 

Cam and Gram - Hodge Podge of Fun Before the Second Move

  Things got a little insane getting ready to move again after only 13 days!  Everything packed back up...living out of boxes!!!  Cameron and I made the best of it...we found ways to still have fun amidst the chaos!!!  Go, us!!!
I was so jealous when Cameron got his
Kid's meal cup and headband....I got a
cup and headband for me, too!!!

Cameron and his awesome cup and ears!!!

Fort at the first apartment...
draped over and around all
the packed boxes





At my friend Jean's, Christopher,
her grandson and our friend,
added a bit of character to the
cactus....now known as
"Old Man Cactus"

Chuck E. Cheese fun

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The Emoji Movie

This theater was incredible!

Full rainbow on the drive home after a
very brief, but powerful rain!

We made our own juice pops!

Daily reading time....

The teeniest, tiniest ice cream
cone at Sweet Tomatoes Salad
Buffet


Cam and Gram - Project Completion & Route 66 Summerfest

     We started a really fun project shortly after we arrived at the first apartment (third floor).  I posted the process, but not the finished product!!!  We did am amazing job and we are sooooo proud of how the shelf turned out.  We think you will love it too!!!


We did it!!!
How it looks in the room...
a...mazing!!!

The Route 66 Summerfest is an annual event...entertainment, food, crafts, antique car show, etc.
The day we went was blazing hot.  We stepped into a cafe and got a cool fresh smoothie about half way through our day!

On the shuttle to the festivities

And the "fun" begins...

Not so fun after all...bummer!

What was i thinking...LOL

I think I'll just sit here a few
minutes before we go on.
Cameron's comment about the
crazy ride..."Grammy, it was
HORRIBLE!"



Cool Cam on Route 66




One man band...constructed
entirely of old used 'junk'.
It was pretty spectacular!

Cam and Gram - A Visit with the Fish and Friends

  The Albuquerque Aquarium is part of the Bio Park which also includes the Zoo, the Botanical Gardens and Tingly Beach.  It is not a very large facility, but it has much to offer in the way of fantastic fish and other water critters!  We had a delightful time there and got some amazing shots...through the glass even!!!


Fun doors





The underbelly!

How cute are these guys?

Awesome entrance















It's a double...love this shot



It was so cool to look closely
and see everything moving...it's all alive!









Got my eye on you!!!!