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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Back Home in Tucson

Greetings, all! Hoping this finds everyone doing well and enjoying fall weather! 

After a great summer in Colorado, plus a quick trip through Wyoming and Idaho, we are back at our "home without wheels" in Tucson! We are most grateful for times spent with special people throughout the summer, and for safe travels!

The month of September was chocked full of visits and adventures! To recap...

We began with Labor Day Weekend at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO... fun to be with friends Bill & Nancy, plus their daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & David... the music was great, and a good time was had by all! So enjoyed our time together!

Next stop was a much-too-brief lunch visit with our son, Ryan, his wife, Kate, and their three precious children. We were fortunate to have them fit in, as they were very busy packing up for their move to Nebraska. Best wishes to you all as you begin this next chapter!

Other special visits took place as we traveled through the San Luis Valley to see Marjie & Chuck, and on over to La Veta for a visit with Sylvia & Steve. Always good to catch up with cousins... we enjoyed this time with you all!

While in La Veta, we stopped for a couple of days to catch our breaths and spend a bit of time with old friends, Bunny & Ken. Your beautiful, relaxing setting was just what we needed, and we so enjoyed the time together and great parking spot!

An evening at Red Rocks to hear the fabulous music of Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson was even better than anticipated! Thanks to son, Loren, for being our guide... some great visits and meals together, and a truly magical experience at Red Rocks! The sound in this amphitheatre is so rich and full, and the views on a balmy night made for pure magic!!!

We then traveled on for a visit with our daughter and son-in-law, Kayla & Weston. We had just a brief visit with Weston, as he was away on Saturday, but the time with Kayla was very special as she and Tom worked on a leather project and we had lots of good visiting! Made the most of this short time together! 

Moved on to Warren Bridge Campground to visit with friends Becky & Dave... thank you both for the hospitality, and for taking the reins this year! Also snuck in a short visit with Nancy as we passed through Jackson... missed Dave, as he was working, but enjoyed the lunch visit with you, Nancy! Be seeing you both soon!

Our last stop before heading home was a special visit with my sister and brother-in-law, Sherri & Ed! They fixed us great meals in their beautiful home, we did some sight-seeing and touring around, and so enjoyed our time with them. Thank you both for the wonderful few days together!!!!!

Following a great summer, we were ready to head for home so drove hard... Tom did, that is. I provide moral support :) We arrived back in Tucson to find all well at our house! We have enjoyed spreading out a bit after summer in our motorhome, cooking in a spacious kitchen, and watching the birds from the breakfast room and patio. 

We got caught up, and welcomed longtime friends Patty & Budd for a couple of days as our houseguests! So wonderful of them to take the time and make the drive to visit us! Thank you, friends, for this special time together! It was great!

So, now we are settling in and are enjoying being in our home again... working on a few projects, and enjoying the weather and beautiful desert views!!! We look forward to more travel adventures down the road, and to seeing many of our RV friends at gatherings this winter, plus time with those that will be visiting us here! 

And, it seems I am ready to take a break from blogging... so no more updates (at least for now). Facebook works well, and we will continue to stay in touch with many via email, phone calls, etc. Time to settle in and slow down :)

We do love hearing from you so please stay connected! We send all good wishes! 

Fondly, Dianne & Tom 

Be well, everyone!