Dinner with Cousin, Game night with Friends
Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
39Trip End May 24, 2011
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We enjoyed an extended conversation over dinner, but none of us could stay too late. Makenzie had some homework to do, and we had more friends to visit! (Funny--when we embarked on this semester's tour, we fully anticipated never seeing anyone we knew. But we've had a more social tour so far than we could have imagined!)
Zac and Anthony, fellow Camfel techs, were driving through the region and were staying in Colorado Springs during the time we also had arrangements there.
When we arrived at our hotel, we called them and they came over to visit. They were staying in another hotel just a block away from ours.
We decided to have a game night with them. Kelsey and I love game nights, and we don't get to host them very often.... ever, actually. So we put out a bowl of M&Ms and broke out a couple of our favorites. We started with our new favorite game, Forbidden Island. Unfortunately, we lost. The island won. To shake off the agony of defeat, we played a game of 4-player cribbage. Not too often you find four people together who all know how to play. Anthony had just learned, however, from their recent stay with our friends Caleb and Becky in Oklahoma. He apparently was a pretty quick learner, because he and Kelsey beat Zac and I handily at the end.
What's next--another round of cribbage with new partners? Nay... the island beckoned once more. We couldn't part ways and live with it lording its victory over us. After some intense time of strategy and collaboration, we finally won.
With that, we called it a night. But it wouldn't be our final farewell to our friends. No, we had plans for the very next morning.