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Lego Day

I never had a Lego set as a kid.  Closest thing I got to Legos as a kid was stepping on the little fucking pieces at a neighbors house.  Maybe the past experience tainted my need to ever touch them.
So why did I buy some?  Macro Photography.  
We headed out to Target to pick up some household items and visited the toy aisle.  Target had two dedicated aisles to Legos but not a lot to choose from.  Of course, I picked up a Star Wars set.  Luke Skywalker's X-Wing.  The set included mini Luke, R2-D2 and a Stormtrooper.

My Lego photoshoot was going well but then Barbie and her cronies crashed my party and took over the shoot.

The two suns began to set on Tantooine so we got in our ship and headed to Dagoba.

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TheCrystal Mill Road Trip - Marble Colorado

Once again, we needed to get out of work for a few days.  Not because we hate working but we hate working in the house all day.
The vacation days are piling up so we had to burn a few more days.
Off to Gunnison, Montrose and The Black Canyon in Colorado.
Due to the COVID crap, we needed to find a hotel in that had a kitchen.  No luck finding one unless we wanted to stay in Grand Junction, CO.  A bit too far from our planned activities.
Hmm, what about Air BnB?  
We never used AirBnB before so we created an account and dove in.  Within a minute or two we found the perfect place.  A cabin in a rural area of Montrose.
$95 a night and built just for two.
We picked up all of the food that we would need to make breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and loaded up the Yeti 35 and RTIC65 coolers.  This was a great idea as we only had to buy a couple of things.  The only other expense was gas.  Way to fucking cool.

Since we were going to be here for three nights, we thought that we would try some night …

Rifle State Park and Dinosaur National Monument

Memorial Day vacations are for suckers!  Go the following weekend and avoid the crowds (aka cluster fucks).

Due to the current COVID crap that is going on we both reached our vacation day caps so our employers told us to take a couple of days off.

Since we finally got some good weather (aka spring) we felt a road trip was in order.

Unfortunately four days isn't enough to head down to Telluride or Durango so we opted to head over to Utah and visit Dinosaur National Monument.

Now, in all fairness, we knew that the visitor center and quarry at the monument were closed and that we were taking non essential travel but being cooped up in the house with nothing to do was just not going to happen.  Period.

We got our camera bags packed, truck loaded and booked a hotel in Vernal, UT.  Vernal is the closest town to the monument.

Not a lot of good hotels in town.  Most of them dumps and with all of the COVID stuff going a we didn't know what our food options would be so a kitchenette wa…

Walden, Colorado via Medicine Bow, Wyoming

What started as a day road trip to Medicine Bow, Wy turned out to be a day in Walden, Colorado.

We got up early and loaded the (new) truck and planned to spend the day in Medicine Bow National Forrest in Wyoming.  NOT.  The fucking highway was closed about 30 or so miles from our destination.

Not the first time this has happened.  You would think that we would check the road conditions prior to leaving.  We checked the weather and no inclement weather was forecasted.  WTF?

Only two choices were left.  Go home or take a different road home.

You know us... we took highway 237 as an alternate way home to see where it took us.

We ended up in Walden Colorado:

Next week we are headed out to Dinosaur, Utah.  Weather is supposed to be in the 90's.
Remember to spay and neuter your pets.  Bob Barker would be proud.

RiNo Revisited

Out of the house for the second weekend in a row.

The RiNo Art District downtown is really cool to photograph.  The art is constantly changing.

It has been over a year (or a new camera or two) since our last visit and most of the art work has been replaced.

I am getting ahead of myself.  First off, we went to a visit a cool ice cream shop (I couldn't tell you the name of the place, it is in Denver and has a vintage airplane on the roof:

Nice place. The ice cream parlor was closed of course so we will have to go back there sometime in the future.
Okay off to RiNo.  
I won't bore you with words.  Here are the pictures:

That's it for today people....
As always, stay safe and healthy.  Our trip to Israel depends on people not being stupid so wear a mask and stay home if you are sick.  Thank you.