It was such a relief to be out of the U-Haul truck and in a real HOME. My Aunt Maria's home was an true oasis for us. We were offered hugs and love and kindness not to mention quite a spread at dinner. We grilled steaks, chicken and garlic mushrooms. There were many tasty salads, fresh fruit, bread and yummy desert too.
Before dinner, we lounged in Logan, Utah's own House of Blues.
We relaxed and laughed...
and talked of our big plans for the future.
Heidi, is planning to study bio-medical engineering when she goes to college. She's checking out Duke University in a couple of weeks.
The Norton House of Blues was designed and created by my Aunt Maria. After my cousin Joanna married Ray, her mom converted her old bedroom and an adjoining room into this cool, teen hang-out area. Original artwork adorned the walls. It was awesome. Except that the low-lighting called for a flash that drained the batteries on the camera. We'd put it away by the time Joanna and Ray joined us for dinner so I don't have any pictures of them from this trip but you should see their wedding photos. Amazing.
That evening, I wanted to find Kellie and Sally since I hadn't talked with them as much as I wanted to. They were hanging out on the trampoline. Pretty soon, the trampoline was full of a gang of us laying on our backs, in the dark, looking up at the stars. Kellie, Thank you for letting us use your room. You're so awesome.
We found some more batteries in the truck the next morning and took a shot in front of the mountains that border their cul-du-sac.
Good-bye family. Thanks so much for having us. We look forward to the time you come visit us in California.