It seems like I’m forever collecting little tidbits of news and information that may (or may not) be of interest to others. None are worth a full blog post but I’ve found that a “Campfire Talk” format provides a good way to share an odd assortment of items. Please note that this post is not sponsored in any way. I’m not affiliated with, recommending or receiving payment from any of the companies or organizations mentioned. I’m just sharing what I consider to be interesting or useful bits of news with you – you know, the kind of stuff you might talk about around a campfire with friends, family and fellow travelers. The photos in this post represent a recap of the National Parks trip series I so recently (and happily!) completed.
Before I begin the actual post, I’d like to add a follow up comment about Ryan and Anya’s engagement which I had previously mentioned in Part 1 of this Campfire Talk post. We have considered Anya our “bonus kid” since early in her relationship with Ryan. The two of them are a good fit, and Anya is sweet, polite, respectful and considerate of others. Not only are we blessed with a great bonus kid, but Anya’s parents, Kim and Brandon, are warm, good-natured, fun loving people, too – and we all enjoy outdoor adventures. So, Alan and I are gaining a terrific daughter-in-law and we’ll be continuing the great relationship we’ve developed over the years with Anya’s parents. I’m telling you, people, this is a win-win situation for us, and we know that we’re extremely fortunate. Now, on to our regularly scheduled program.