The coffee shop at Cheyenne Regional Airport!
Gosh, I’m sorry to be leaving this windy, snowy town. I made some new friends here, and felt right at home. Joanne Kennedy was my able escort, getting me to the TV station by 6 o’clock yesterday morning! Later, we stopped by her house, so I could meet her dogs, Taz and Libby. What a kick–and I needed some dog time, since I miss mine so much. Taz is a big guy, rescued from the pound, with Scooby-do ears and the sweetest temperament. Libby is a Jack Russell, and she made me laugh so hard I nearly cried, dashing around at warp speed in a big figure 8, unable to control her glee because Joanne’s husband, Ken, was down on his knees playing a game with her. She ran as fast as she could, and would dodge close to Ken as she passed and then dart away again.
The autographing I did at Barnes and Noble (thanks, Linda and crew) was one of the best I’ve ever had, and not only because over 50 people came out to say howdy. There were two very familiar-looking people standing at the back of the crowd. They turned out to be Bill and Sandy Hill, both of whom I have known since earliest memory, from Northport. Bill was a star athlete, and Sandy a cheerleader and prom queen–in the best possible way. Among the most popular kids in school, they were always kind to younger kids. I was so delighted to see them again, I nearly cried. They were high school sweethearts, and after all these years, they’re still obviously in love. Isn’t that romantic?
Well, it’s almost time to go through security, so I’d better close this.
On to Billings, Montana. I’m going to have a tour of Montana Silversmiths this afternoon. Looking forward to making MORE new friends in Montana.