Sitting on my new porch, enjoying my freshly mowed grass, and watching the clouds on a cool day is not to be missed! Life is good because God is good!
Enjoyed my time in Cheyenne with my nephew and family. He and his wife are in their early 40s, their children are 17 and 12, they both work hard. I think they are pretty typical of the average professional family today. On Sunday evening we had a barbecue with my cousin's daughter and husband and their family of four who also live in Cheyenne. Cole (my nephew) and Lisa are second cousins so it is neat they got acquainted and enjoy each other's company. Lisa's husband is a civilian contractor at Warren AFB, Margy works for the State AG's office, Cole recently moved from a job with the state and is now with Black Hills Energy. Lisa is an attorney with the AG. So they are all professionals and it was such fun to visit and just to listen to their world and how they perceive it. Being state employees is its own little world. They had lots of funny stories to tell.
On Sunday we attended an Interfaith Worship service at the Civic Center in Cheyenne. Margy sang in the mass choir. There were Jewish and Moslem clerics as well as pastors and priests all helping celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cheyenne. It was a great service. I enjoyed a leisurely and yummy breakfast with them all at the Egg and I in Cheyenne following worship. It was a good time to visit.
Monday morning I headed south to Denver. There was a lot of road construction so I took 287 from Ft. Collins south into the city. It not only rained the whole way but the traffic was awful for this 'country mouse'. But using my GPS on my phone I drove with few problems right up to the door of my aunt's apartment house. She is 94 and still active and alive! We watched a movie, did a little shopping and had good conversation. She navigates when I drive and sometimes I think she wonders if we are going to make it. In city traffic I am so cautious it takes me awhile to get anywhere. Going home I stayed on Interstate I-25. By leaving at 6.30 a.m. I missed a lot of heavy traffic.
As I was driving in the heaviest traffic I was passed by a 'beater' making good time. On the back windshield was written "Impeach 'em all!" Wonderful!! Actually a pretty good way to make a statement.
Drove home on Tuesday, 600 miles door to door. It was a beautiful day across Wyoming. The conversation was about the eclipse on the 21st. Wyoming is expecting huge amounts of traffic from Denver north and Billings south. It will be quite a day for Douglas, Casper, and points in that central part of Wyoming.
So, wonderful company, good food, great conversation. As we say in a table grace: Bless the food before us, the friends and family beside us, and the love between us.