29 Jul Jenna: Rain … again
Jada and I might be about as bored writing about rain days as our readers are reading about them! :] But today (Tuesday) was rain day number three. We had another big rain last night, and it’s raining again as I’m writing this. I guess that forecast that we were afraid of turned out to be right.
Yesterday after lunch, Mom and us girls decided we were tired of sitting around and just needed to do something. So we basically got in the car, without a plan, and started driving. Like Jada said in her last post, the good thing about being in Limon, Colo., on rain days is that Denver is only about an hour away, as is Colorado Springs. We headed for Colorado Springs and ended up going to the Royal Gorge. My sisters and I had never been there, so we really enjoyed it. We took the “Incline Railway” to the bottom of the canyon, the “Aerial Tram” across it one way, and walked back across on the Royal Gorge Bridge. I’m not afraid of heights, but I have to admit … taking the Aerial Tram made me a little nervous. The tour guide made a point of saying, “It takes so-and-so amount of time to go across the canyon, and only 8 seconds to go down.” Ahh! Thanks for that.
Today we stayed around camp and entertained ourselves by playing yard golf, volleyball and tetherball; took a walk to a fishing pond here in town and visited Jada on the way back; grilled for supper; and had a little campfire (before it started raining).
For supper, we had “Atomic Buffalo Chicken.” The recipe for this was given to us by one of our ex-hired men, who is basically part of our family to this day. The recipe is: a strip of marinated chicken placed in a halved jalapeno, wrapped in half a slice of bacon, and grilled. It’s one of our favorite meals on a rain day.
Jenna Zeorian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2009 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.