Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bear Lake at Cuchara, Colorado

20 X 24 Oil on canvas SOLDOne of our favorite places to camp is at Bear Lake near Cuchara, Colorado. We have gone there every August for the past 7 years and we'll be there again this year, God willing, on the way back from Montana. When we owned the garage and worked outside all day, just knowing we would be in the the cool mountains helped to get us through the hot summer months. The campground is at about 10,000 feet - with no hook-ups (that's no running water or electricity, for you non-campers). Daytime temperatures are delightful and during the cold nights you can see every star in the sky. In fact the best meteor display of the year (Perseid) occurs the second week of August. Great hiking, too. And it is named "Bear Lake" for a reason - there are bears. So I don't recommend it for tent campers, although there are always some there - and they usually end up sleeping in their vehicles, it seems!
Studio update: The foundation has cured nicely and the forms come off tomorrow. Framing wood should get delivered Tuesday. I have decided to install a wood burning stove, too, to help keep that end of the house warm so I am beginning that search. There are so many varieties out there - and price ranges!
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

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