I’m officially 40 today.
I’m in Colorado right now with Mr. RSG and the smart girls. Hopefully we’ll upload some pictures soon.
The train ride during the day was marvelous, but during the night we were frozen and Mr. RSG and I couldn’t sleep because while we packed blankets for the girls, we forgot some for ourselves.
And since we were in one of the last cars, they ran out of dining reservations so we ended up eating some very bad microwaved food from the snack bar. I was upset about that. We’ll make sure to pack some sandwiches for the return trip in case the same thing happens again.
After an 18 hour train ride, and a 2 hour car ride after that (with a quick stop in Colorado Springs), we arrived at our hotel at 1 pm yesterday. And we got our room upgraded for free to a suite…which was an absolute blessing since we have 2 rooms instead of one, and a kitchen with a full size fridge. Awesome!
After a nap, I was tearfully reunited with my dad and stepmother. We spent a very low key dinner with them reminiscing, eating pizza and laughing. The girls warmed up to them wonderfully. I was so touched with how many hugs they gave my stepmom. It’s as if they’ve known them all their lives, even though they just met. But she just exhibits a lot of warmth and kindness.
(So unlike my own mom).
And then afterward, we went back to our hotel and went swimming in the indoor/outdoor pool – which was very clean and the water was warm (after all it was 104 during the day). It was a relaxing way to end the day.
I’m not sure what we will do during the day today (maybe take in the children’s museum)…but we are spending my birthday in the Pueblo Zoo…a picnic dinner with my fstep-aunts, my stepmother and dad.
Later this week we’ll see the Royal Gorge, and a Wild West town.
I think this is going to be the best thing I could have done for us.