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Our Adventure Begins in the Early 1960's!

   This adventure begins where both Sheena and Eddie were born, Denver, Colorado. While Sheena spent most her childhood on the north side of Denver, Eddie grew up on the South side. It's amazing these two ever met.



    Shortly after Sheena and Eddie met, they moved in together into Eddie's condo in south west Littleton. Once they were married, they decided to move back into the city. While the Washington Park area was the goal, they were soon priced out of the area and found a fixer upper in University Hills. It was actually more than a fixer upper. More like a nightmare... But here we are.

Eddie and Sheena

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Mom and Dad Hackstaff on top of Mt. Evens - 1956

Sheena horse back riding for her birthday, Sept. 1992 - wearing a cast on the leg that was broken while climbing Hiamovi Peak.


Littleton - Where We Live Now

   After selling our home in Denver, we moved back to Eddie's old neighborhood. Less than a mile from his old house.

  The new house during the move-in.   Weaver park behind the house.   Weaver park behind the house.   Clement park just a couple miles away.   Enjoying a meal along the trail around Clement lake.


Denver - Where We "used to" Live

The mile high city also known as the Queen City of the Rockies or the Gateway to the Rockies.

Home - In January 1993 Eddie and Sheen purchased a home in the University Hills subdivision in South East Denver. In 2017, they made the tough decision to sell the house in preparation for retirement. Denver traffic was getting worse by the day. The pollution was effecting Eddie's health and the property prices in Denver were soaring.

  The original home in University Hills. - 1993  Home - several remodels and a lot of "Blood, Sweat and Tears"...really! - 2007  Eddie (aka Griswold) gets a little carried away during the Xmas time of the year.
  Sheena enjoying time in the back yard with all the new plants. Eddie enjoying the swimming pool.  Eddie and Sheena weren't the only ones that enjoyed the pool. Each year, this couple would use the pool in the spring for their nuptials.   "The Pit" - formerly the shallow end of the swimming pool. Now a place we love to spend time enjoying the warm Colorado weather.   "The Wall" - Eddie's climbing wall in the garage.
  Our going away party before moving to England. (L to R) Candy, Judy, Kelly and Conrad   Eddie and Kelly getting ready for the going away party.   The remodel nightmares begin. The 1st step, bigger closet. - 1994   Sheena dressed for success to remove the wall of cork, rock-wool insulation and probably asbestos. - 1996   The June 2007 Forest Fire smoke from our house.
  The December 2006 Denver Blizzard aftermath.   Eddie finally gets to use the snow blower   Snow drifts in the front of the house.   Eddie having too much fun!   With 110 feet of driveway, the snow blower paid for itself!
  The Denver Botanic of our favorite Denver hang outs.   SE Denver hosts a great festival each year on Memorial Day weekend that includes live music.   Harvard Gulch trail's east end starts just near University Hills subdivision and wanders for 3+ miles west. Eddie loves to take this trail to a coffee shop - about a 3 mile walk.   The downtown Denver REI is a favorite haunt for most outdoor enthusiasts.   Washington Park is another great place to hangout in Denver. Eddie and Sheena have enjoyed the park now for a few decades. It never grows old.
  Parting shot of the house :-(   Parting shot of the Kitchen :-(   Parting shot of the Diningroom:-(   Parting shot of the study :-(   Parting shot of the master bedroom:-(
 Parting shot of the family room :-(   Parting shot of Sheena's art studio :-(   Parting shot of the 2nd bedroom :-(   Parting shot of Eddie's wine cellar :-(   Parting shot of the house :-(


Westcliffe, Colorado

   In 1992, Eddie and Sheena purchased 35+ acres in the Wet Mountains near the town of Westcliff. The property was beautiful with a view to the SW of the Sangre de Cristo 14ers. The central attraction of the property was a small mountain in the center with cliffs for Eddie's rock climbing. Property ownership turned into more work than imagined with just about every free weekend spent at the property. Not long after the purchase, bad ju-ju started appearing with 3 major mishaps. #1 while driving up to the property, the oil pan in Sheena's Acura caught a rock just wrong and knocked a hole in it. Her car had to be towed long distance from the property back to Denver. To make matters worse, the tow truck got stuck on the property and it took considerable effort to resolve this issues. #2 Sheena's brother drove up in their parents camper. After getting to the property, the fuel pump went out. Everyone had to pile into Eddie's Jeep CJ7 with no back seat for the ride home. The next weekend was installing a new fuel pump up at the property. #3 the final straw, Eddie and Sheena found out the property lines they were shown when purchasing the property were wrong and the corrected line impacted the future home site. The property just wasn't meant to be. The property was sold back to the land company in 1993.

  Looking at the poperty across the meadow where the home ite was planned. Later it was determined this meadow was not part of the property. Eddie and Sheena deciding to purchase the property.    Mom and Dad Hackstaff came up to view the property in the winter  Eddie and Sheena with sleeping accomodations..   The local gas station and general store.
  Dad Hackstaff checking out the public transportation options   Dad H. wondering why Eddie is taking the hard way to the top.   Looking NE across the property from the top.  Sheena's car being towed with a busted oil pan..   Nephew Daniel Lueck, hiking on the Westcliff property.


Misc. Colorado Outdoors


  Riding in the Rampart Range ATV area.