Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heading Home

I couldn't get connected to the Internet last night in the Denver area, so I missed my opportunity to fill you in on our day. That is probably okay since it was quite uneventful. The driving was easy, and traffic was light. We had a wonderful visit with friends, Dick and Norie, including a nice dinner and stroll through some of the green spaces on the south end of the Denver metro area. Today we woke up early, to the sounds of the yippy and yappy dog next door at about 5:30am, and then again at 7:00. After breakfast we headed off to visit our friend's church in Lakewood, a good 30 minutes away. It is a beautiful place, and big, complete with the main sanctuary that seats about 900, a separate chapel for about 200, a youth center, two fellowship halls and a coffee house. There is also a K-8 school, along with a preschool, so a lot was happening.

We hit the road at about 10:30am, headed northbound for Sheridan, Wyoming. I had never taken the stretch of road...I-25...from Casper to Buffalo, WY. I must report that there is absolutely nothing out there! At least nothing that I could see; 105 miles of brown grassland. We reached Sheridan about 4:30 this afternoon, and dropped in on more of our friends...Dave and Judy. Again, we were treated to a nice dinner, and then it was off to their 7 year old grandson's flag football game. It was really a hoot, and surprisingly, those little guys played pretty well! We are now settling down for the night, and will be hitting the road again, headed for home, about 9:00am tomorrow. That should get us home around 6:00pm.

I just checked in on the weather for tomorrow. As we arrived in Sheridan today the temperature was maxing out at 100 degrees. In Spokane right now the wind is gusting out of the southwest to near 40 miles per hour, and blowing dust is dropping visibility down to about a mile at times. The wind will die down overnight, but the next few days will be quite cool. Tomorrow's high will only be near 70 degrees, and it will be in the low 70s over the weekend. There will probably be a few showers on Saturday afternoon and evening. Along our route tomorrow the weather shouldn't be too bad, although some of those winds will likely be pushing us around on the road at times.

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