Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Tom, Joyce, and I went to the Calhan Paint Mines today and explored another of America’s beautiful wonders. The park consists of 4 miles of trails that rise over 500 feet in elevation. It covers 750 acres, containing grassland and geological formations of hoodoos, colored clay and sandstone-capped spires. The site is protected by law because of the fragile environment, as well as the geological and archaeological significance of the artifacts, rocks, animals and plants.
We are here to celebrate Joyce’s 70th birthday with her and had considered going to a nice, Italian restaurant for dinner but the latest CDC reports suggesting that we avoid indoor environments with others due to the high rate of COVID airborne transmissions, we reconsidered and had dinner at home again. I made spicy baked shrimp for dinner, Joyce added a salad and cheesy broccoli, potatoes, and cauliflower. Yummy stuff.