Bear Lake

bear lake boatUtah celebrates the 24th of July with a state holiday commemorating Brigham Young entering the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. We call it Pioneer Day. My own pioneer ancestors came to Salt Lake on the Willie Handcart Company in 1857. As for my family, we celebrated by going to Bear Lake for a couple of days. We rented a boat and towed each other on an inner tube. I lasted about a minute and then chickened out. We went to the beach, roasted marshmallows, and played Golf (a card game). Fun!  I was worried I would be too fatigued to fully participate in the weekend, but I did OK. I rested a lot when we got home. This fatigue is unpredictable. I’m concerned that when I go to Europe in a couple of weeks the jet lag will wipe me out, but seriously I just can’t stay home in bed forever! Anyway, we had a wonderful time at Bear Lake. Then last night my son Sid shot off fireworks at his house.  I can’t believe those things are legal! I had to lie down for a little while at his house, but at least I went there and enjoyed the family.
A funny coincidence happened at Bear Lake.  I needed to go the the hardware store for some duct tape. When I walked in I heard my name called and I thought, do I have my name tag on?? It turned out to be Carrie Wayman, a man I haven’t seen in many years. Our kids grew up together. Now really, what are the odds of that? I want to read some deep meaning into this serendipitous rendezvous, but nothing has come up. Life is a mystery, eh?

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