here we are at our favorite bar b q spot in colorado springs, rudy's. what a difference two weeks can make. now the roads are closed and area evacuated due to wild fires. mom came to help me with preparations for new store opening and as usual, worked me right under the table. we had a great opening day as highways were still open. we decided to take a little break after the weekend to rest up while we could after hiway 24 was shut down. we've had good time shopping, gambling (just a little) and trying out different restaurants in cripple creek. tomorrow it's time to take her back to the airport. thankfully roads are still open to it, we'll just have to take the long way around. i've had to promise her this is the last business venture. i really think i can keep the promise...this one about did me in!