Well, not actually Rocky Mountain High.
I mean Mama is a very old
FRIEND OF JOHN DENVER,
the Rocky Mountain king.
But this mountain,
I mean the mountain was very high!
Like 6,285 feet,
and very rocky.
I have never had such a
First Merlin and I got to run around in the mountain meadow
at the bottom of the mountain.
You can see
EVERYONE IS PANTING
IN THIS PICTURE TAKEN BY PAPA.
she drove up,
I mean I was getting dizzy.
I thought it would
But it did.
The trees were so
yellow, and orange and red
LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO THE PROM
I DON'T KNOW.
we watched the trees change,
and the little green fuzzy stuff
I think they were called
LICHENS OR SOMETHING,
take over the mountain
ALL OF A SUDDEN
OUT OF THE BLUE,
THE SKY BURST FORTH
THAT WAS FLOODING
OUR LITTLE HEARTS.
It was so blue the sky this day.
And once we were no longer
by forest on either side of this
LONG AND WINDING ROAD,
the expanse into the eastern horizon
LIKE A BREATH
It was as if
LIGHT AND JOY
WAS A THING
THAT COULD BE TOUCHED
AS IT FLOODED IN,
and all we could do
AND BE PRESENT IN THIS
It seemed like hours to the top
but in reality only one half hour had passed.
We got out of our truck
pulled out the sitting chairs,
faced the eastern horizon mountain range that was glorious
it its palette of every shade of gold, red, yellow, orange
and we all sat down
and had our picnic.
DID YOU KNOW THAT MAMA LOVES PICNICS?
She could tell you about
a few interesting places
that she and Papa
have had picnics.
Her personal favorite is having a picnic
in Baltimore Maryland
in the cemetery
Edgar Allen Poe
Ask her to tell the story some day.
once we were done with lunch we went
EXPLORING UP TO THE VERY TOP.
It was very cool and we met some really nice people.
Now the first person who approached us, because of course
Mama was carrying
LITTLE O'L ME
up the last flight of stairs to the top was Chris.
You can see him with me here.
He told us all about his girlfriend
who had a doxie
who was a short haired red.
He was originally from Connecticut
but currently lives in Boston.
He said it was one of the things about doxies,
that once you pick them up they just melt in your
arms. They are so sweet.
It was so
how many people talked to us about their dogs this day.
So many of them had such great stories about their doxies.
What is it about dogs that no matter who you are,
WALK RIGHT UP AND TALK TO YOU
LIKE YOU ARE A LONG LOST RELATIVE,
AND IN SOME WAYS,
ALL DOG OWNERS
Here is a picture of me and Danny.
He was so cute and was only two years old. .
I wanted to
KISS HIM ALL OVER.
I AM DEFINITELY GIVING HIM
His parents said he
and the keys hanging from
Chris and his family were from Rhode Island.
We were truly
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
EMBRACE THE LOVE!
Special thanks to Danny and his family
and Chris for letting us use their pictures.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!!
Me and Mama and the Mt. Washington Train. Here is little old windswept me. Just enjoying the breeze.
Chell Sommese is a retired teacher.