Sunday, July 19, 2009

We're here! We're here!

We've been here for hours, but this is the first time I've been able to grab a moment for posting. First, there was the birthday barbecue for my sister -

No, actually, first there was the engine acting up when we were already in Casper, two miles from Gracie's place. I was afraid we wouldn't get here at all, but we limped in (chug, chug, restart the engine, chug, chug) to find a houseful of guests and a party in progress.

There was a brisket of beef done on the barbecue, potato salad, deviled eggs,cucumber salad. (Did I mention that I'm trying to lose weight? Not now, not here, no way. Life is too short.)

Oh, yes, and then there was birthday cake.

After a while, everybody but Gracie and Robin and me left, and Gracie and I got to work, learning "Sisters, Sisters" and "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" to sing together. A few minutes ago, we called our Texas sister and sang to her, just to make her jealous (not really - It was just to bring her into the process. She can't be with us, and we miss her).

Somewhere along the line, somebody told us that the way to deal with vapour lock is to remove the gas cap for a moment, then put it back on. Dead simple. So now we know, and so do you, should you ever need to know.

Posting will be sporadic this week. All is well. I'm just having too good a time. Be well, everybody.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you that you made it there, were greeted by lovely people and gorgeous food (!) and that you have potentially solved the vapor lock problem. Enjoy your time. Sing your heart out! Can't wait for more updates.

John Hayes said...

Have a wonderful time! Those are two really good songs.

The gas cap thing makes a whole lot of sense.

Sandra Leigh said...

It does make sense, doesn't it? Somehow we never thought of it.

Thank you, John and Audrey. There will be much music this week.

Reya Mellicker said...

Sounds glorious! I agree, shelve the diet until later on.

Have a blast!

Sandra Leigh said...

Hi, Reya. I am doing just that - a whole lot of music, some local tourist stuff, eating anything that my sister prepares, because she is an excellent cook.

Our version of "Sisters, Sisters" rivals that of Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen - or at least the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye version. ;>) Such fun.

Debbie said...

I am so glad you are having a great time. We'll be here when you are done!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, can't wait for my "blog walk Sunday" to come back and catch up! I am so so behind! Missed reading your adventures :-) See you Sunday!

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