So the big trip is over. Eric Paul is safely back in Long Beach and I am land-locked in Kansas. The visit went so well, we laughed, knit, had cocktails, laughed more and cocktailed even more.
Some of the highlights:
Found Knit-Knack LYS in Arvada...awesome!
Went to Gove City Yarns and each got enough wool for another sweater each (We counted, EP has 7 sweaters in the works or ready to be in the works and I have 6)
He met my parents and they LOVED him. My dad was in wheat harvest so EP got to ride the combine (we won't mention the combine mishap, it could have happened to anyone:)
EP went out for coffee and a little shopping with my mom (God, I think they bonded!)
We went to see and add twine to the World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City Kansas!
Ep saw (and held) his first firefly.
All this and no one got run over by farm implements, sucked up by a tornado, or bitch-slapped by Dorothy. Now it is time to gear up for the next adventure, Bradley going to California. August 14th I fly out there for 9 days to experience life on the coast and to see my first warm-climate beach (have only been to the North Sea so I am excited!).
So once again, I find myself, and I am sure Eric Paul does too, thanking all of you guys for your support, love, friendship, and happy thoughts as we have progressed down the strange road that we are on. We really feel like you guys are family in the purest form of the word; people that care about each other, people that celebrate triumphs and loves; console sadness and departures together, people that are there, no matter what. There are so many reasons to be thankful for this life, for this site, for you guys, for the guys who have passed on, we remember and think of you all often (Jason, we love you, bud!), a family of our own making, that fits into our "real lives and families" so seamlessly that it feels like it has always been there.
Grace, Peace, and All the Blessings Above.
Bradley and Eric Paul.