Saturday, August 17, 2002
Last week I mentioned that the hummingbirds were back in full force. Well, I was over at Brinks in Captains Cove the other evening and watched masses of them at their feeder. There must have been 20 all at once, but I couldn't count fast enough to be sure. Did you know that this is the only bird that can fly backwards?
Haven't seen anyone around the Krug cabin all summer, but last week Robert Seay and Billy Martin, relatives of Pauleen's from Wichita, Kan., were here.
Right on up Cottonwood is the Price cabin. Last week David and Sandy, and all five of their rascals (boys), spent most of the week here. The rascals spent a lot of their time on the four-wheelers. Justin spent several of his hours working for me at the shop.
James and Roxanne Bennett stopped by, doing some reminiscing. They were married off the road at Hahn's Peak Lake 15 years ago, Aug. 8, 1987. The reception, with cake, was held at the Hahn's Peak schoolhouse.
Iva Allen was here at the Allen cabin a few days this last week, with friends Homer and Mary Lou Jacobsen, for some fishing and sightseeing.
Several of our people attended the Iacovettos' 60th anniversary at their place on the bank of Pearl Lake a week ago. There was a big cookout, and the celebrating couple cut the anniversary cake.
On this last Sunday, Aug. 11, Suzy Clark and Jon Davenport, residents on the hill of Hahn's Peak, were married at the same place, under that big tent of the Iacovettos. There were many locals, other friends and relatives at the beautiful ceremony.
Pat Cook and friend Lou Garrett from Craig spent the weekend at the Cook cabin. Larry had to go to a convention, so the gals came up here by themselves for a peaceful weekend.
Eileen and Kent, and daughter Jenna Braziel, who have been living around the second corner of Main, are exploring other territories for the winters. Eileen and Jenna left this morning, pulling a trailerload of household stuff for Santa Fe, N.M., to move into a condo. Kent will join them when he, a constructionist, gets two houses finished.
Eileen already has a job in an art gallery, will have a studio of her own and will continue her art career there. Jenna will attend seventh grade and will also attend a dance class and do hip-hop. She will also take lessons in a youth orchestra. Kent will continue his electric business in Santa Fe one of these days.
Also, the Braziels had a family reunion this last week, in that bare house full of moving boxes. Meals were served on paper plates and plasticware.
Colorado State Parks has purchased a strip of land bordering the entire town of Hahn's Peak from County Road 129 to the national forest for a snowmobile trail. The land is intended to be used for a summer and winter recreational strip. Winter will be primarily snowmobiles and cross country skiers.
Even though the homeowners association has voted unanimously to oppose the trail because of the noise and air pollution, the state park continues to pursue it.