8-28-14 – Thursday
2:30 AM – Blood Sugar – 103, Weight – 174.2
We flew to Denver airport today to meet up with Sharon’s Dad and girlfriend. Our goal is to get together with Sharons brother Greg and his wife Pearl. Everything went according to plan and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We landed 15 minutes early, and by the time we picked up the rental vehicle and made it back to the airport, Pop and Rosemary had landed from New Jersey, picked up their luggage and were waiting out in front of the airport for us.
Greg and Pearl met us for breakfast just off of 1-25. We all sat and chatted for a while as we at a hearty breakfast and headed back to Greg’s house. Greg has a beautiful home and is an avid train enthusiast and I enjoyed seeing his collection of train memorabilia and listening to his history stories of the old trains in America. We went and checked in to our hotel rooms and headed back to Greg and Pearl’s for dinner and beer, and of course some more wonderful conversation. We headed back to the Marriott and turned in early as we were all tired from the travel. Tomorrow we will head out to a small town called Estes and then the Rocky Mountain National Park.
8-29-14 – Friday
6:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 121
I will be combining the days that we are on vacation and will publish this completely on Sunday so I can add some pictures that I have taken. As scheduled I will not be working out and do not have access to a scale to monitor my weight each day. It should prove interesting by Monday morning when I start back up on a workout routine. I truly believe that taking this week off will be to a great benefit in the end and if proven true I may incorporate something like it quarterly.
Our trip to Estes and the Rocky Mountain National Park was breathtaking. We made it up to almost 12,000 feet above sea level. The air was thin and caused a little lightheaded feelings, but the views were just incredible.
8-30-14 – Saturday
6:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 145
I can see my blood sugar rising to a point that is not comfortable. I ate a little bread with dinner last night and an oatmeal cookie. I am not drinking enough water. Despite the fact that I am in an incredible environment I am certainly out of my element. I will try a little harder to eat the correct foods and keep everything in balance. When traveling with other people I find myself having to compromise when eat comes to places to eat. I know it is only a temporary situation and I am making the best of it.
5:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 114
Today is the final day of the Colorado trip as we will be flying back to Oregon this afternoon. We spent the bulk of the day just hanging out at Greg’s. Evan and Cody, who are Sharon’s nephew’s, stopped by with their kids. It was a fun day as the kids got to spend time with their Great Grandfather.
Pearl prepared a wonderful brunch, and the weather was perfect as we spend most of the day sitting outside.
This morning after breakfast we all got together and headed off to a small town called Lions. We walked around a little and visited a few small shops that were open. Lions is more of a tourist town, but because it is Sunday we really didn’t get to see much. We had lunch at a Soda Shop which was probably not the best place to eat lunch.
After lunch we headed back to Denver Airport to return our rental car and fly back to Oregon. We ended up sitting around a lot of kids who I believe just consumed a bounty of candy before getting on the plane. I don’t need to say more. Thank God it was only a two and half hour flight.
All in all it was a great trip spent with loved ones and we are grateful we had this opportunity to enjoy the company of family and spent time in the Rocky Mountains.