Our two weeks here at Chatfield State Park has been very busy and very stressful. But we've had a lot of fun, too. One evening we boated on the lake here with Eric, Liz and John. We had lots of time to talk and they had a cake to celebrate my birthday the previous week.
We really enjoy our stays at Chatfield every year. We saw deer right near our campsite one day. Many mornings hot air ballons are launched in the park. One day we watched one balloon come down right next to a group or boy scout campers and another right on the road at the edge of the campground.
Chatfield has a model air plane field. During our first weekend here there was a "Warriors Over Denver" event. Only planes painted with military paint schemes and insignia could take part. Most were made to look like World War II planes with both American and Japanese insignia.
Grandson John has competed in two swim meets during our visit. We were able to attend both. His smile shows how happy he was after a great time in one of his free style events the first weekend. At the second meet I got this shot of him diving in at the beginning of the 50 free (I think) event and one of him in the water, so far ahead of the other swimmers. He was several lengths ahead of 2nd place and made another really good time.
Our last night we attended grandson John's Boy Scout Court of Honor. He received three merit badges and moved from the rank of Scout from Webelo. Each time a scout moves to a higher rank, he receives a pin and his parent--either mom or day--also recieves a pin. John put the pin in his dad Eric's ribbon. His sister Kylie was there to see it. Mom Liz was out of town. We are so proud of the work John is doing in Boy Scouts.
We worked hard during our stay at Chatfield but we also had a lot of fun.