What fun to host old friends visiting from Oregon a few weeks ago. We spent a day touring the Rocky Mountain National Park, following Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Visitor Center where Richard and I got engaged ten years ago. Of course we stopped at several lookouts on the way up and back. It was by far the best weather I’ve seen up there with no ominous clouds rolling in at lunch time. Our intention was to hike around Sprague Lake in the afternoon but spending over two hours at the Visitor Center and slowly enjoying the observation points left us no time to spare getting home to host our church cell group that evening. (We arrived with fifteen minutes to spare!) We gave our guests directions to Sprague Lake and left them to finish up the afternoon by themselves before continuing their journey toward Colorado Springs.