Only the Harlesses would wait for a winter storm, then head out to drive across country just when gas prices approached $4 a gallon. We left Saturday morning and made it to Omaha where we enjoyed the company , or rather enjoyed BEING the company of an old friend, George, and a new friend, Michelle. Fantastic bacon wrapped scallops followed by steak grilled the old-fashioned way over live coals and, of course, lots and lots of good red wine. Wow! If this keeps up I'll be waddling into that last book event of the "Wild West Book Tour" at Aunties bookstore in Spokane on April 10th!
Last night we had hoped to go out to dinner with a friend, but instead we visited her in the hospital. Everyone please hold up 'Sally," so she gets through this rough patch. She's an amazing women - trekked Nepal after she turned 70, sea kayaks and bikes everywhere! She and I used to walk around Lake Geode near where I live in Iowa. It's about an 8-mile trek. I would be pooped by the end of once around, but not Sally - Sal wore a 20 pound pack, and went around the lake twice. She was training to climb a mountain. I just wanted to lose 10 pounds.
We're at Cedar City, Utah tonight after passing through some pretty spectacular country. The red rock around here is at least, if not even more, spectacular as that we saw in New Mexico a few years ago. Very interesting formations too - they look almost 'carved,' which, I guess, they are - carved by the wind! Amazing.