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This megabunny was quite antisocial, preferring to sleep beneath his little bench and avoid any part of the petting zoo that might bring him into contact with children.

Quote of the day: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”  —  A.A. Milne

Daily gratitudes:
That depression lies
Putting away most of the laundry
Vegetable soup
My wolf picture

If you’ve followed me at all, you know I love farm animals.  Piggies are adorable. This little guy was snoozing in the petting zoo at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year.

Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Quote of the day: “Love should be like breathing. It should be just a quality in you, wherever you are, with whomsoever you are, or even if you are alone, Love goes on overflowing from you. It is not a question of being in Love with someone, it is a question of being Love.” ~ Osho

Daily gratitudes:
The head bopping of pigeons when they walk
Soft, cooling breezes
Taking chances

Yes, Kelsea really needed a little distance from Colorado, so that’s just what we got today… out-of-state. Fortunately for us, another state is less than 100 miles away.  So we went there.


We spent the travel time talking and talking and talking.  Mostly about what’s going on in her life, but we did have the occasional bizarre segue, like a debate about the perceived gender of God, and if God were a woman, perhaps we all have really bad weeks when she has her period.  And then about the fact that, yes, to blaspheme is actually a verb.

We were looking for some bizarre rock formations that I had read about on a couple of months ago.  My swiss-cheese brain told me it was near the border, but that was as far as it went. So we took a detour east and found some rocks that were inaccessible near the tiny town of Carr. Which also had a great little convenience store.

We debated and declined trespassing on the funky rocks, and turned around to continue our journey. But once we got back on the Interstate, we saw the ACTUAL rocks that we’d been looking for, which we would have seen had we driven another mile or so.  We resolved to stop on our return.

Into Cheyenne, we stopped at the first flea market we saw and poked around for over an hour. It was a good flea market, and we came away with some music for her – I had gotten her an old record player for Christmas, so she’s starting to collect vinyl – and some clothes from my fledgling Ebay vintage store for me. And of course, we got a couple of little things for the house.

A scented china glass conch shell that we initially thought was a salt shaker, but then determined was for potpourri.  Either way, it now lives in the bathroom.

A milk glass covered chicken dish! (The gold perpetually waving Chinese cat was a Christmas present from Kelsea). Both now live in the kitchen.

After browsing and buying, we stopped in at Two Doors Down for an absolutely excellent burger, and played peekaboo with a neighboring baby.

We had an actual purpose for going to Cheyenne – to buy Kelsea a pair of cowboy boots. We braved the wind – one thing we both REALLY dislike about Wyoming is the perpetual wind – and fled into the Wrangler, a longstanding Western store and fixture of downtown Cheyenne.  And I’m happy to say we met with success!

She’s very pleased. And now it’s payback time, because I always make her take MY cowboy boots off when we’re home together.

Our final shop-stop was Ernie November, a head/music shop, where she indulged in a few CDs to round out her growing music collection.  The final music tally looks like this:

Gotta love her eclectic taste in music – she bought Kiss AND Dean Martin!

Time to head home, we did take the detour off the highway back to see the strange rocks, and to get a slightly closer look at the herd of buffalo that we passed.  The sunset was lovely.

And the rocks were REALLY cool.

There were a lot of them, and they created a sort of little maze, complete with small caves and crevices.  But the wind was blowing like cold stink and after scaling one of them, Kelsea decided she’d had enough.

We made a mad dash back to the car, and watched the remaining sunset cuddled in front of the heater.

We’re home now, on the red couch, watching ridiculous television, and happy that we had a few hours in another state of mind.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend, too.

Photo title: Bad Luck?

Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Quote of the day: “This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.”  —  C. S. Lewis

Daily gratitudes:
Road trip!
Looking forward to sleep
Western vistas
Plane tickets
Thick turkish terrycloth bathrobes

Photo title: That First Step Is A Doozy

Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Quote of the day; “Just keep going – no feeling is final.”  —  Rainer Maria Rilke 

Daily gratitudes:
Cycles of nature
The way my neice can make me laugh
A clean kitchen
Errol Flynn movies

Photo Title: Orchids and Lace

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Quote of the day: “Sooner or later we have to learn to let go and allow the changing mystery of life to move through us without our fearing it, without holding and grasping.”  —  Jack Kornfield

Photo Title: Fate Worse Than Death

Wyoming Territorial Prison, Laramie, Wyoming

Quote of the day: “When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.”  —  Abraham Lincoln

Photo title: Cheyenne in the Sun

Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Quote of the day: “All happiness depends on courage and work. I have had many periods of wretchedness, but with energy and above all with illusions, I pulled through them all.”  —  Honore de Balzac

Photo Title: Railcar Fittings

Quote of the day: “A person can only grow as much as his horizon allows.”  —  John Powell

Photo Title: Wyoming State Capitol

Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Quote of the Day: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.”  —  Mother Teresa

February 2023


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