Wednesday-We had a great day. Checked into the hotel near the airport where we will be leaving our car (and possessions) for the weekend. We saw they had some bike paths so we decided to venture out. Took a ride on the bike paths through gates onto the airport property. At one point it looked like the path went straight or left through some tunnels. We decided to stay straight, oh did we mention there was also a golf course there?, anyway it seems we were on the cart path. Rode around the golf course dodging golf balls, good thing we had helmets on, and came back to the fork in the road (path). The ariport security officer (a bike patrolman who was watching the golfers from a bench) informed us it might be safer to take the bike path-which went through the tunnel-oops, wrong turn. We did, and were treated at one point to the sight of a huge jetliner going right overhead, the closest we've ever been to a jet without being on it. WOW! Got back to the hotel and put our bikes in a storage room where they graciously will keep them while we are in CT for the weekend. Took a ride into downtown Salt Lake City where we walked around and ended up at the Family History Library run and owned by the Mormon Church. Since our conversion to Latter Day Agnosticism we felt an affinity with their catchy name. The volunteers (on their missions) at the library were so friendly and helpful. We spent 3 hours there (and could have spent alot longer) looking up information on our family history. Did you know we are both related to Baruch O'Bama? WOW! LOL! Not only that-both our families lived in King's Ward (a section of Brooklyn, NY)....it is a small country-although you wouldn't think so riding it on a bike. Headed back to our home for the night to get repacked for the early flight to CT.
Thursday-Flew all day. Sam picked us up at the airport in Providence-it was great to see her. Stopped at Ma & Dad Wakely's on the way home-it was great to see them too!
Friday-Mail and paperwork till supper time. Went to a real pizza place with friends and family. Boy, did we miss everyone. It was great to talk and laugh with the people you love.
Saturday-More of the same Saturday as we attended the nuptials of Liz and Carl (Mr and Mrs Bennett). We had a great time-everyone looked terrific and it was nice to catch up and see people in person. John had told us the night before how it was different for them, because they saw us everyday when they read the blog...they knew what we were doing and could see pictures of us. We didn't have that, so it was nice to hear what everyone had been up to while we were away. Uncle Leonard and Aunt Lois spent the night RVing in the driveway. Fitting that they sort of ended our trip with us as they saw us on our first night.
Sunday-Spent the morning with the family around the breakfast table. I mean that literally, as we sat at the table until noon when everyone departed. Ben, Meaghan and Jake back to NH, Uncle Leonard and Aunt Lois to visit Patrick and his crew, and Sam off to Nick's to get the oil changed in her car. Sharon is going to meet Sam in Woodstock for an art show and Paul will relax and watch the Giants. Life is good.
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