Right about that time, Grandson Jason (who lives in Post Falls, ID, and whom we very seldom get to see) decided that he and his wife Crystal would celebrate his 30th birthday in Reno, Nevada, on August 1. The whole family would be there, and we are part of the family -- and we wanted to be there too -- so we slowed down. That is, we S~L~O~W~E~D~~~D~O~W~N to be there.
Often we felt we were just killing time. Time is the one thing you can kill or waste and NEVER get back. So we didn't really waste it. We sauntered around at Crater Lake:
|The Phantom Ship|
at Lakeview, Oregon:
Do you know what it feels like to be sitting and waiting, when you've got something important to do? It HURTS! And that's why we tried to fill our time with something else.
At Reno, we had a great family get-together for Jason's birthday. Our part was mostly attending the birthday dinner at Brew Brothers in the El Dorado Hotel and Casino, but Suzy got to sit right next to Jason during dinner.
|Suzy, Jason, Crystal|
|One of our presents to Jason was a western shirt honoring Jack Daniels --- long story!|
|Jason and Crystal|
|Jason's cousin Renee. her husband Adam, and Jason's Mom Deb|
|A picture of her dog Beau, whom Suzy calls Roadblock for his habit of lying down in narrow passageways.|