More anticipated, but less...

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

I spent a pleasant and quiet night here at Boulder County Fairgrounds, with a touch of rain during the night to keep me awake a times.  No sun in the morning though.  I called my grand-niece and we set up a time for our first meeting at the Pho Cafe, in Lafayette.

I found the cafe with ease, it being only about twenty minutes from the Campground.  In just a few minutes, Naomi appeared.  She looks much more real in person.  We had a grand visit and a good lunch.  I had the opportunity to learn about her life, so far.  We have enough in common to make it interesting.  We set up a plan to take a hike on Sunday.  She is a lovely young woman and it’s a pleasure to finally meet and get to know her a bit.

I brought my laundry with me and coincidentally, there was a laundromat right next door.  The woman who worked there, Phun, welcomed me and we had a nice chat while I got settled and got to washing.  She’s from Korea, so I got to share the scant bit of Korean that my brother Dick had taught me when I was a child in the fifties.  She got a kick out of it and welcomed me in her native language.  I’ve met more interesting folks while doing washing!

I got back to camp and the rain came in earnest.  It didn’t last long, but did wet the dry ground a good bit.  Lynnie called to check-in and we had a good visit.  Since I had had a good lunch, I decided that a grapefruit would suffice as dinner.  That plus an ice cream bar later did the trick and “took the wrinkle out”, as my dad used to say.  

I slept better last night, since the rain had stopped, and awoke to the rising sun in a clear blue sky.  It got a bit colder due to the clear skies, but the sight of the rising sun always warms my spirit.  I’m sure that the several tenters here felt warm in a much more significant way.

I’ll write more this evening after my day outside in the “wilds” of Longmont.

The hike never came to pass.  Too much going on in life, I reckon.  I hung out around camp and caught some sun and a nap.  It was a much nicer day, with temperatures in the eighties.  It’s cloudy now, with cirrocumulus covering the sky.  Looks a bit like rain.  

I’ll head out in the morning after Lynnie makes her morning call.  More tomorrow...
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Rob on

My brother lives in Longmont. I haven't visited him in a couple years. Could be about time.

ferd on

Send that rain north to us will ya?

mike noble on

Grand Niece-is that your niece's daughter? If so, I guess I have a few of those. I like the way you travel-catching up with old friends and family. You seem to hit a lot of good weather...while we suffer here...though not really that bad since it isn't that cold like winter.

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