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A wedding and the stratos jump

By Robin Dearing

No, that isn't our pet guniea pig wearing a tiny sombrero (I have a strict "no rodents" policy for pets in my house). Actually, that guinea pig has nothing to do with my post. Instead, I'm including it because it delights me and I hope it delights you on this lovely Monday morning, too.

This weekend, Bill and I traveled with our dear friends to a wedding at that Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village near Idaho Springs. It was a lovely weekend getaway. We stayed at one of the camp's lodges which was just a short walk from the ceremony and reception venues. It was perfect even if our room had a single set of twin bunk beds. Yep, bunk beds, which we immediately unstacked expecting to push them together into an adult-type bed. We ended up with one bed taller than the other, so we had stair-step beds. Good enough.

The wedding was beautiful and the reception was fun. I love weddings because they are a celebrating of love and commitment. This one was made better by the fact that at the end of the reception, we walked a few minutes back to the lodge where we found a Bruce Lee movie on the TV in the living room area. I brought a bunch of late night snacks and we horsed around watching Bruce Lee kung fu the heck out of some bad guys.

Laughing with good friends while horsing around like little kids is another thing I love.

Putting an exclamation point on the whole weekend was listening and watching the coverage of Felix Bumgartner's Stratos Jump on our iPhones while driving home. I love that technology allowed us to follow the event live while in our car. We ended up stopping as Felix got close to jumping so Bill could watch the video since he was driving and I wouldn't let him watch video and drive (becuase I'm like that). 

Have you seen the video? It's crazy. I got vertigo just watching. 

As Felix inched his way out of his capsule, I couldn't stop myself from shouting, "Don't do that!" ... more than once. 

Yeah, I'll never be a daredevil. My idea of a good time is good friends, happiness and laughter (a scenario where no one can get splatted).


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