Dear Friends Lora & Deano came to visit last Saturday. They spent two nights and then departed on another adventure to Mogollon, New Mexico. It was great to visit with them. We sure have a lot of history with their Happy Hearts and Always Soaring Spirits. In the historical photo at left, that's Lora & Deano on the left side of the picture. Dex & Jodi are standing at right and Susun and I are on the bottom. The picture was taken in 1994 when Deano was plastering the inside of The Straw House.
Dexter's been on the river for what seems like forever so he couldn't come to visit. Luckily, Jodi was able to break free from her hectic schedule and visited for a few hours during the Saturday evening campfire time. yea, verily, it was like Old Times once again. Tales (some tall, some true) were told, stories swapped and lots of laughter sifted through the drifting smoke and flickering flames. I'm sure we all have folks like these in our lives. No matter how long we may have been apart from each other, it always feels like there was never a moment's absence when we get together once again.
On Sunday, we went off to Sedona to do a hike. The impending storm was huffing and puffing and threatening to blow hike down but we proceeded on. We enjoyed a glorious day on the slick rock and steep chutes of Cathedral Rock near "Back O' Beyond." Lora & Deano hammed it up there in the saddle of that magnificent red rock landmark. We had a great time and, as usual, wished they could stay. However, they are like us, "Out on The Highway, Looking for Adventure" and hit the road for a Solstice Celebration of their own in Old Mogollon. Here's a collage of their visit.