The big announcement is that we have our NEW website active and live on the internet!!!. Look for us at www.AllensparkLodgeBnB.com. We had to establish a new domain name so we just added bnb to the end of our old site. Long story short: our webmaster of 13 years took ill and sort of faded out of existence. (He has since been located, but is fighting for his life against cancer and cannot handle the business right now.) In the meantime, we were notified by the hosting company that our domain name had expired and they were less than helpful in getting the situation taken care of. It would have taken a minimum of 80 days to get the situation under control, and feeling that we could not go the entire summer without a website, we started from scratch - purchasing a new domain name, registering with a host, and developing our own website. So, please take a look and let me know if you see anything that you think could be improved or 'fixed'. We are still adding options, but it is up and running!
Now that I can break away from the evil computer - that I swore to never be a slave to again when we moved up here - the weather has also finally cooperated and we have done a few short rides - and not along the road between snow drifts, although those were fun, too.
Then our daughter's newly adopted BLM mustang was delivered. Meet Miss Skeeter Bang.
Two days ago, we took the boys and headed up the mountain to check the trails. Most of the snow was gone already.
Our youngest granddaughter, Asset, will be 'stepping up' to first grade next year, so her school is having a stepping-up-celebration this Thursday. Her family all came up yesterday to bake tie-dye cupcakes for the fun times. We made Bill a mini-loaf cake with the leftover batter - but this is what the cupcakes looked like.
Afterward, we all went hiking. The kids chose the Allenspark Trailhead.
We hadn't gone very far when the trail looked like this. I guess we won't be riding on this one for a few days yet. Then last night, Compass called to say she had two moose wandering among her wrangler cabins. We hurried over....
We had set aside today to do some major riding and trail maintenance. This meant saddles and everybody got to go. We had only been out about 45 minutes when we had our first excitement: more moose. A couple crossed the trail ahead of us and headed up a small meadow to the next hilltop. At first it looked like our mom-kid pair, but as we watched them it became obvious the 'kid' wasn't such a kid. They both looked like young males just starting to get their racks. Then the horses got a whiff of them and the cameras got put away, so sorry, now pics. We opted to go the opposite direction and started up an old, unused trail that looked promising. Almost at the top of the hill, I spotted barbed wire crossing the trail and down among the trees, so we 'parked the horses' and removed that. They are quite patient at this stuff.