Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where in the world is Diane?

I am here! In Estes Park, Colorado!

It is so beautiful here. We have explored mountains and valleys. We have seen elk, and big horn sheep, gophers, chipmunks, porcupines, marmots, The picture below is a Steller's Jay. I didn't take the picture but found it on the internet at www.rockymoutainnationalpark.com . My husband has pictures of a Steller's Jay on his camera but as I don't yet know how to get them onto my computer I just used this picture. The picture above of the elk is also from this same website.

We have had a lot of fun exploring and seeing all sorts of beautiful sights. God sure has blessed us with all of the beauty He has put around us.

We even got to spend one night out under the stars up on top of a mountain. I will tell about it in detail later.

I was able to return to a wonderful gift/quilt shop that I found last year. The name has changed but the great shop, owner and staff have not. I spent about two hours there this morning looking around and honestly I could have spent two more. Go to their website and check them out. www.cottageblissestes.com . All the profits from the shop go to the needy. That is 100%! WOW!

I love this shop and it is proven by the receipt I have in my purse. As you walk in the door you are greeted warmly and asked you would like to try some tea or cookies. I hardly ever drink while I shop as I am messy but after the night on the mountain top I decided to try some of the blueberry iced tea. YUM! Then I got brave and tried some of the spiced chai tea. YUMMER! Then I HAD to stop as I was buzzing like crazy! LOL

I found myself a cute little wallet and a cute cute flip note with a pen. I found a booklet for my SIL who is a caregiver. I always look for something for others but I never seem to find anything special for her. I bought two little quilters chocolate tins for gifts for friends at the upcoming retreat. I decided to get myself some Chai Amore teas since it was SO good. I bought the East India Spice and also the Wild Raspberry. I am sure I will return before I go home.

More later,



Judi said...

I love CO wish we never moved from the mountains. Have fun while your there and thanks for sharing the memories.

Linda said...

Can't wait to hear about your "night on the mountain". The quilt shop sounds great...wish we had one like it....heck! wish we had a quilt shop!!!! LOL