Flashback Friday is a picture series where we “flashback” to some of our memories – from either from our prior travel or from home. We hope you’ll enjoy some of our remembrances!
This week we have been reading about big snows all over the US! It made us remember some of our big storms in Denver. This one happened in the first winter since moving back to Denver. Eric wondered what he was getting himself into!
We managed to split the Christmas holiday, flying to Denver on Christmas day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends in Denver.
We enjoyed a Christmas dinner with family,
Sisters being weird
Experienced a white Christmas,
It started snowing as soon as we landed in Denver! Check out Eric’s Santa reflection on Christmas Day Eve!
Taking a walk in the snow
Ugh! Driving in the snow
Took a snowy trip up the mountain to visit our cabin,
Beautiful sunset on the way down
Lunch at the cabin to warm us up!
caught up with friends old and new (really sad that somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures from friends from school… boo!),
Fun game of Scrabble
Enjoying Denver beer
celebrated the new year in our traditional style,
Writing down wishes and hopes for the new year!
Wrapping in red string and getting ready to burn at New Years!
New Years Jelfie! Happy 2015! May all your dreams come true!
ate Ethiopian food,
celebrated a special birthday,
looked at pictures from a RTW that helped inspire our own (see more in an upcoming post),
Looking at old slides
Wayne on the 1979-80 RTW trip… some things never change- He still swims every chance he gets!
Peggy and monkey on the 1979-80 RTW trip
and reevaluated and repacked our bags (see upcoming posts!)
It was so nice to see everyone and enjoy some of our favorite things from home!
The very first leg of our journey involved a very early trip to the airport. Our flight from Denver left at 5:50 am, so we were up by about 3:30. We had everything packed the night before, so it wasn’t too bad. The only almost problem was that Eric couldn’t find his watch. It took the whole family searching (we had stayed at Della’s parents’ house the night before) frantically to find it at the last minute!
Goodbye at the airport
Getting on the plane
Sunrise from the plane
We were able to have a short layover in Dallas which was excellent. Eric’s sister Suzanne made the drive out to the airport so we could spend a little time with her. We enjoyed seeing her, especially because next time we do she will be a mom!
We arrived into LaGuardia in NYC where we took the M60 bus into Manhattan. From there we were able to get on the 6 line to meet Jon (a friend of ours from college). We had an enjoyable afternoon with him, seeing his apartment, meeting his dog, and eating at the Third Avenue Ale House where we both sampled local brews from New York.
Jon, Della and Bering
Eric, Jon and Bering
Ready for some Globe Gazing… also ready to adjust our packs
In the evening, we took the 6 to the E out to Jamaica where we caught the LIRR out to Bridgehampton where we will spend our first few nights away from home with Della’s uncle Richard! We have never been to the Hamptons before and are excited to relax by the beach and pool.