Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Southern Colorado


I took a trip to a certain small city in Southern Colorado today. Anyone who has been to this city would probably not be anxious to go back or to see pictures. But I was armed with my camera and took pictures... which I will, of course, post on my photo blog. It made the day more interesting. I have never ever stopped to take a picture of Pikes Peak, but I did today to share with my sober blogging buddies.

I only need to take this trip for work about once a year. I am overly, overly, overly attached to my job being approximately 11 minutes from my home to my desk. An easy bike ride. An easy bus ride if I feel like it. It is comfortable.

Today while driving, I recalled many drunken trips between Denver and Raton, New Mexico where I lived for 6 years. It is funny, I could recall, almost feel and taste that kind of headachey buzz from starting to drink WAY too early in the day, and trying to do something like drive to and from the airport. Funny the memories that come. I am grateful that today I am a sober woman, gainfully employed, and a productive member of society.

8 comments:

BigSkymAAck said...

I am still here. This post was better than the grrr. Pikes Peak looks good. I hope you were not doing 65 when you took that photo.
I know we have bad days I am going on two in a row. I did not think you had a crappy car though. I thought I had read an earlier blog of yours that had something to say about 5 new bugs in 6 years or was it 6 in 5 years. That ispretty good. I will show you a crappy car when I get to drive it through Denver. Be good to yourself.
FAEA

Mary Christine said...

I had to drive a state car - I am used to my 2005 Passat.... which I really, really, really like.

Sober Chick said...

I am so glad that you are doing better. I have not heard about the head ache buzz but know it. That morning drink would take me down by the afternoon.

Thanks for the pictures and all yor words.

Trudging said...

Wow!

Anna said...

Nice pic ...thanks for sharign it with us.

AAwoken said...

It's funny how those alkie, feelings reamin fixed in memory forever. I jsut blogged about having the alcohol poisoning-hangover-feeling. THey just seem to appear to remind us just how bad it was. THe odd thing is that I usually laugh....."We are not a glum lot..."

Lex-Sunshine said...

Beautiful pic! isn't it funny when the memories come? and what sparks them? I'm glad you're a sober, productive member of society!!!

dAAve said...

Very nice foto.
Drunken journeys play a big part in my vague memory as well.