Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Colorado Springs, CO...."

As I mentioned before, we drove to Colorado to visit family and friends. Up until now, I have written about my cousin and Don's family from his mothers side. Today is about Don's uncle and family from his fathers side. This is is Uncle Jim and Aunt Helen. It was my first time meeting them and they are a delightful couple. Uncle Jim is an engineer and they had moved around some for his various jobs, ending up in Colorado Springs, CO. He built the house they live in, which sits facing southwest on one of the lower foothills and has a wonderful view of the mountains.

Once again, it is Don's TV. :) Don, Uncle Jim, and Aunt Helen go through some family photos.

His cousin Kim was able to leave work and join us.

His uncle is a very multi-talented man. One of his art pieces is this pair of sculpted giraffe heads. He used his photographs for the details. Did I mention he is well traveled? :)

Family portrait: Cousin Kim, Don, Uncle Jim, Aunt Helen.

Uncle Jim carved this wooden "thing" and demonstrated how it worked. I have no idea as to what it is called, but it has something to do with how it is carved........it had a specific wobble when spun one direction and not do a thing when spun in the other. It's purpose? To cause wonder! :)


Barb said...

You mean he carved the giraffes?? Good grief! Talent! By the way, I can really see the family resemblance between Jim and Don. Also, do you think the fascination with gadgets is genetic?? :)

MollyBeees said...

OMGosh! Those giraffes are awesome! I biggified 'em! What a talent!