Monday, September 7, 2009

Living the Wild West Life

Happy Labor Day!

Depending on how today goes, I hope to post a brand new column tomorrow (My Wife signed us up for dog-sitting today, so all bets are off at this point).

We also bought a grill yesterday so we're going to have some new friends over tonight to test it out.
The Grill Master lives, baby!

I'm just waking up this morning and am still coming down off of an EPIC past couple of days. At the rate life long dreams were coming true, I actually had to remind myself a few times that I wasn't dying and this wasn't one of those Make-A-Wish weekends.

Last night my buddy Dan and I went to the Weezer/Blink 182 concert (more on this next week). Weezer is one of those bands that I've always wanted to say that I saw and Blink was legitimately my favorite band 10 years ago. I missed seeing them the first time around and was crushed when they broke up a few years back (I did see Tom DeLonge's Angels & Airwaves unfortunately) and made a point to see them this time around when I heard they were going on tour again together.


Needless to say, 19 year-old Josh had an amazing time last night.

A life-long dream was fulfilled on Saturday as my Wife and I rolled out of bed that morning and just hoped into the car and decided to go wherever the roads took us. We decided to head south as neither of us had ever been past Colorado Spring in that direction.

We decided to check out the infamous Royal Gorge down in Canon City and it was impressive, but more importantly we found something along the way that I had ALWAYS wanted to experience: a working Old West town!

The Old West is the one time period I would have loved to live in (despite the fact that I'm pretty sure I would have only lasted a week) and one of the main reasons my heart kept tugging on me to move to this part of the country for so long.

My Wife was telling some friends about it at church yesterday and they found it amazing that we would even want to go, never mind thoroughly enjoy it. I guess stuff like that here would be like Williamsburg for us - been there, done that a hundred times as a kid.

We love being in a new place with so many new things for us to check out and experience.

I've posted some pictures below and I hope everyone enjoys the holiday. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Welllumson family today.
















Me in front of the old Saloon





















My Wife in the main street of the town

















Sharp shooter
















My Wife with the "Mayor" of the town!
















Newlyweds at the Royal Gorge


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