Cindy and Pepper left on Friday. We had such a great visit with them! We hardly had time to change the sheets, clean the guest bathroom, and do a little grocery shopping before Dave and Karen, also from Alaska, arrived on their bike. They are on a three-month tour around the US. They actually flew from Anchorage to Phoenix (correction - It was Las Vegas), where they picked up their bike. They spent time in Arizona, Arkansas and East Texas before arriving here. They left this morning, headed to New Orleans and Florida, with stops along the way. They will end up in Washington (state), where they will put the bike on a barge and fly home to Alaska.
Karen and I went to junior high and high school together, although Karen is a couple years younger than I. Her mom and dad were like a second family to Dan and me when we were in Alaska. (Her mom is Bea Long, about whom I've written before.) Dave and Dan are best friends in every sense of the word.
What a wonderful week we've had - old home week, in a sense - with visits from two sets of long-time Alaskan friends.