June 12th, 2016. Day 37
Recorded in Sheridan, WY, at the home of our friend, Julie.
Dave lost at Scrabble last night, 333-195. His new strategy of falling asleep in the middle of the game didn’t work. Tonight he lost by only a few points, which is a step in the right direction. Dave questions the scorekeeper. The scorekeeper claims to be very honest, Dave agrees.
We didn’t have coffee with our neighbor at the campground. We once again rate the Sheridan/Bighorn Mountains KOA at 2/5 tiles for several reasons. We are being generous.
We slept in a bit and then got on the road to Starbucks to use the internet. A group of older locals at a neighboring table were talking politics and especially gun control. This was recorded on the day of the mass shooting in Orlando, FL, and we are in a place where guns are welcome.
After the older locals left, a group of tattoo-covered bikers showed up and one of them removed his prosthetic leg. They then started discussing life, relationships, and books. Don’t judge people by appearances.
We continue our discussion of gun control, or the lack thereof.
As we headed back to Julie’s house we took a picture of a sculpture of Sam Mavrakis, a local legend who was a veteran, sportsman and owner of a local sporting goods store. You should look him up.
Back at Julie’s house, Dave took a nap while Stephanie “Facebooked” and looked through some pamphlets.
After the nap we drove to a beautiful retirement community where they were celebrating their family day picnic for which Dave was playing. Great food all around and the performance was good although the PA was intermittent. A meadowlark sang along to the song “Summertime”. It was a great magical musical moment! Everyone was enjoying the show.
There was a resident who was from New York Mills, MN, and another who had been to the Mall of America. People were very interested in Dave’s 12-string guitar. We helped clean up after the show because the people there are so great.
Back at Julie’s to record this podcast and get some sleep. We will be up early tomorrow to start home. It has been a long tour and we want to see our cat, Archie.