And there in the blue air I saw for the first time, far off, the great snowy tops of the Rocky Mountains.

Jack Kerouac

One of the joys of an extended family visit is being able to pal along with the normal activities of the day. We have sought and found “Americana” all through our trip, but you just can’t beat watching the local kids play baseball. Below is a shot from my nephew’s baseball game. So glad I was there to make that memory.

Sitting in camp chairs with my Mom and Sister, chatting and having snacks, was such a perfect moment.

We’ve always enjoyed Longmont. It is historic and offers a lot of unique home-grown flavor. Having been so many times, we don’t feel the urgency to spend our visit doing tourist stuff, and can just relax and enjoy being in a lovely place with family. One of the don’t-miss stops is Long’s Peak Pub. Lunch with Mom means saying hello to my old friend Teddy.

Thanks @longspeakpub !