After enjoying Albuquerque, I made it to Colorado Springs in time for my son's 25th birthday. Here's a picture of him, my mother and me:
And in what was the quirkiest of fates, the parents of a former student of mine, a student who eventually graduated from the Air Force Academy, saw me on Instagram and invited me over--because they now live in Colorado Springs! Mike and Cris, thank you for the hospitality:
Then it was off to Denver, where I spent a day and a half with a friend of mine since high school. I left this morning, and after a solid day of driving, camp is now set up at the Three Flags RV Park just outside of Rapid City. I have a free day tomorrow to go have some fun, then Freedom Fest 2021 starts on Wednesday!