Candleman and I are in Cedar City, Utah this week visiting my sister and her family. Our daughter Kate and my mother came with us. A group of women cousins are also here this week from northern Utah. They come every year to attend the Shakespeare Festival. There are six different plays going right now along with workshops and post-play discussions. Candleman and Katie are going this afternoon to see The Secret Garden. Tomorrow evening Katie and I are going to Comedy of Errors. Candleman and my nephew are going to hike the 16 miles through the Zion Narrows and won't be back early enough to go to the play. I can't wait to see they pictures the take!
We don't usually attend all six plays but do join the 'group' for lunch or dinners a couple times. Last night we ate at the Pastry Pub - a favorite. It has been closed for 7 months due to fire damage and yesterday was its first day open. We were grateful! There's always so many and there are conversations going on all around the big table. I try to catch bits and pieces, but usually wind up not getting a full coherent conversation. So fun, though.
Susan's kids usually gather with us around the table and play some games, enjoy lots of laughter and good conversation. Last night Candleman taught Mom, Susan and I an new game called Golf that is played with Skip-Bo cards. We've decided not to let Mom play any more because she always won!
Right now Mom and Susan are off buying play tickets with a long linger in the University's book store. Katie is in the bedroom reading (or maybe napping) and Candleman is looking through some purchase made this morning for tomorrow's hike. So that gives me a few minutes to type up this post.
Saturday we are going to drive to Las Vegas to see our daughter who recently moved there for her new job. It's supposed to be 105 degrees! There's only one thing that would get me to make that trip in July - one of my kids! The crazy things we do for our kids. Monday we'll head for home.