Sunday, September 18, 2011

I can honestly say this was one of our Most Memorable Trips Yet........Thanks Mainly to wonderful friends.  We flew out on Wednesay after school.  The kids haven't flown for a while so that is always fun.  But to make it even better the kids were invited to be the Stewerdess and Steward....They loved it, handing out the snacks, getting some major attention and even their names mentioned over the speaker.  Fun times.......

Our trip started by a wonderful Breakfast at the Kirchauffers home.  Home made wheat pancakes.  YUM.  Then a trip up to Pikes Peak.

 You will see many different pictures I have experimented with on Instagram.......pretty random I know..
This Bear was in the store at the top of Pikes Peak.  We went so high up on the mountain that we got into some clouds, the kids couldn't believe we took them to the clouds, they loved it.  

 At the top of Pikes Peak.

The Air Force Academy is so amazing to me.  I have heard so many of Russ's stories and yet it seems so unreal and mysteries.  This is the Chapel behind us.

 Hanging out on one of the new practice football fields.  Pretty Cool.

 Dallas Thompson, One of Russ's good buddies from the football team.  I finally got to meet Dallas on this Trip, we have talked on the phone but never met.  He just happened to be there the same weekend to a football game and reunion.
 It was also 9/11 weekend so we say some cool tributes, Koda was standing at attention like the cadets, who knows maybe he'll be one one day.
 Some of the greatest friends Ever.  Jim Binns, Dain Allred, Lt. Col Brooks, Russ
These guys were great friends at the Academy, Brooks and his wife were Sponsors for these boys while they were in school.  Amazing families.  They all made the trip so wonderful.  Dain and Kristin let us stay in their basement and it was so pleasent.  Thanks Guys.

 Dain is the team doctor right now for the Air Force Football Team.
 While we were there, Mitch our nephew was on a recruiting trip there also for wrestling, so fun to meet up with everyone....GOOO MITCH!!!!!

I am telling you I LOVE FOOTBALL, but there is no other football experience like a game at the Air Force Academy.  The Cadets, the Jets, the Flags, the Patriotic spirit.  It is actually a bit depressing when the game starts cause the build up is so UNREAL.  Gotta try it... I want to go back....


The Nielsons said...

So fun to look on your blog and see family (dain)! Looks like you had a fantastic time!!

Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

What a fun trip!!! I bet the kids loved it! And a cool weekend to go to! Crazy how Tia is just one of the kids now, she looks so big! What happened to my baby Tia!?

Allred Family said...

So fun to see your pictures. I'm glad you had a fun weekend, we sure had fun hanging with you and your family. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Anthony Garate said...

Hello My Name is Anthony, from Venezuela. I was shocked, Dallas Thompson, was a great friend of my mom. I want to talk with him and know him. if you can help me this is my mail

If you talk to him, tell him the Lopez Bolivar family from Mariara Venezuela, wants to talk to him. thanks