|Richard, Gerald and Jim|
While in the Salt Lake City area, we dry camped, boondocked, parked free - whatever term you like - at three Walmarts and the Flying J on various nights. We were thankful to find gracious hosts and level parking at each place. In fact, the only downside to our stay was the record breaking heat that has seemed to follow us all across the country.
|Sean, Olivia and Candy|
One granddaughter, Trudy and her family live south of SLC in Draper. We were amazed at how big the little ones have gotten!
One evening, we went to a car show with the SLC folks. Had a great time and found a car just like the last Cadillac my Daddy owned, except his was black. There were all sorts of great cars there, but my favorites are always accurate restorations of vintage automobiles.
|Chi, Connor, Trudy and Lana|
I had not driven the coach much since we got it over a year ago, so I drove most of the way down to Cedar City. It has been a few years since I have driven anything that big, but it all comes back in a hurry.
We have a wonderful family, just like most of you do. Such a blessing! It is so amazing to be able to go visit all our loved ones while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of our own home. Even so, we left the coach parked at Stephanie's empty house and loaded up the dog and cat in the car for a visit to granddaughter Tia (Stephanie's daughter) and her hubby in Las Vegas.
|Tia, Eddie and Richard at Market Grille Cafe|
We had an adventuresome time in Vegas. Who doesn't? We dined at a great Greek cafe, the Market Grille Cafe. The food was delightful and the staff friendly and efficient... and fun! While we were there, a gigantic storm hit... massive rain, lots of hail (small, thank heavens) and the wait staff were frantically trying to clear the patio tables and bring in the chairs.
The storm was a riot, and when we got home, driving through serious flooding, water was about to come in their house as well. They spent some serious time clearing a drainage path for the flood waters.
In the picture above, you will notice Tia and Eddie are wearing rubber gloves on one hand. Earlier that day we went with them as they got tattoos on their wedding ring fingers. I have never had a tattoo nor would I get one, but I watched as they got theirs.
While Tia was at work one afternoon, Richard and I walked and drove on "The Strip," where we saw everything from a man dressed as Big Foot to a nun in her habit but shod in flip flops.
In Vegas, they tear down perfectly good buildings to build bigger, glitzier ones. No one thinks about the waste. But what they do think about in Vegas is food. They have some luscious food!
Tia's youngest sister, Chani came out from California with her friends and we spent a little time with them, too. We had not seen her in a long while, but all too soon, it was time for us to head home to Stephanie's house.
|Chani (center) and her friends|