Delightfully unplugged

Hi all – checking in with you from Creede, a tightknit community of about 400 people located near the headwaters of the Rio Grande River in south-central Colorado. At an altitude of nearly 9,000 feet, we are feeling no pain weather-wise. In fact, it got downright cold last night, and we giggled like schoolchildren as we pulled on fleece jackets and cozy slippers to eat dinner.

Scott is in fly-fishing heaven as within walking distance he netted five good-sized fish in a two-hour span. One was a brown trout and the others were of the cutbow variety. He’s out again today and I look forward to seeing photos and hearing fish tales. (For those who have inquired, no, we don’t eat our catch as the waters we fish on are catch-and-release only. We try to be good sportsmen and use only barb-less hooks so as to avoid as much as possible any harm to the fish when we remove the hooks and place them back into the stream.)

While Scott pursues fish, I am reveling in the ability to knit wool and drink hot tea without sweating. Currently, I am working on a marvelously intricate sock pattern using a plump but tightly twisted cashmere-merino blend yarn. Blood-orange in hue, these are going to be beautiful. My easy, watch-baseball project is a sweet pink baby blanket for the coming grandchild.

My only angst is that I am seriously wifi-challenged here, and my attempts to load photos have failed miserably. So while I may post a few times during the two weeks we’re here, I will more likely write but wait to post until I can include accompanying photographs.

Cell phone and email seem to be touch-and-go as well, so if I owe you a call or reply, please know I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, thanks to all for the comments and emails. We love hearing from you and hope you are enjoying your summer.


  1. Colleen
    Jul 13, 2013

    So envious! And if you run into Barb Ahlquist in your meanderings around Creede, please give her my best!

  2. Karen
    Jul 23, 2013

    Hope you’ll be able to share some photos of the fish that Scott is catching! Would love to see them!!!

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