Jeff and I traveled for months by ourselves, our only contact with friends and family was by computer and phone. Now, we’ve had almost 3 weeks straight of real, live contact with family and friends. It’s just so enjoyable to spend time with others in person!
After we met up earlier this year with former-Florida friends at their current home in Fredericksburg Texas, they were apparently inspired by our journey and purchased a gently-used travel trailer. They hitched up their 23 foot Airstream and headed west. Knowing our itinerary, they planned to meet us in West Yellowstone. Upon our arrival, we discovered that – in a huge commercial campground – we were placed directly opposite each other! What are the odds?!
We only had a few days of overlap here, but managed to squeeze in quite a bit of fun! We drove around Yellowstone National Park together, touring the Canyon and Mammoth Springs areas. We grilled burgers, drank some good wine, chatted and laughed. We inspected each others’ rigs and compared notes. We ate dinner at the famed taco bus, and caught a show at the Playmill Theater.
A bit more about the Theater – it was great fun. This small theater attracts talented actors that put on three rotating plays during the summer season. Many are college theater majors or recent graduates, there to gain experience. They are a hardworking cast – they take the tickets and seat you, put on a small variety show before the play, and even sell snacks during intermission! We saw “Annie Get Your Gun” and enjoyed it immensely.
All good things have to end, and our friends moved on. But what a blessing to be able to share our journey with friends and family, even if just for a short while.