(Prairie dogs.)

M and I arrived in Colorado bright and early this morning (around 7:15am).  It was a pretty quick flight (about 3 hours) and we landed earlier than expected.  We’re here to visit with M the Younger and his wife, and to spend some time hiking in the mountains.

(View of Boulder, Colorado)

It’s been a long and full day.  I was out of bed at 2:30am (eastern time).  Between the early rising and the altitude change, I’ve been feeling a little rough.  We did walk around Boulder for a little while, visiting the farmers market while we were out and about.

I’m going to try to post some photos every now and then.  They’ll be quick and dirty, as they say.  I can’t see them very well on this computer and I don’t have the program, the time, or the inclination to tweak them.  I hope you can see the prairie dogs in the first picture.  I’m told they’re like rats or mice around here.  They’re everywhere.  It’s the first time I’ve seen them in the wild.  The second picture is my first glimpse of Boulder.

(City Hall in the background.)

It should be noted that I’ll be surprised if this post is anywhere near being coherent when I read it again after a good night’s sleep.  It should also be noted that it’s wonderful seeing M the Younger and Mere again.  🙂

The pool table

(090:  The pool room at 69 Taps)

A Thaum is the basic unit of magical strength.  It has been universally established as the amount of magic needed to create one small white pigeon or three normal-sized billiard balls.

~ Terry Pratchett