We are traveling from the East Coast to Colorado so it was a great opportunity to visit family. My dad grew up in Illinois and I have a distant cousin living in Iowa that is also interested in genealogy. We met Harry and Marilyn for lunch and had a great time talking and catching up on each other's lives. We haven't seen them for 5 years so we had a lot to catch up on.
John has a number of relatives living in Iowa and we spent 2 days visiting with them. The first evening we went to Susie and Jim's house for dinner. The wine and antipasto were delicious.
Then we adjourned to the dining room for a delicious spaghetti dinner. Cousin Marilyn joined us. Jim is Italian and he really knows how to make spaghetti and meatballs. Thanks, Jim.
The next day we went to the senior housing complex where Marilyn lives. After a good lunch in the dining room, we enjoyed talking in her spacious living room.
Over two days we talked non-stop for 8 hours with these people. Unusual for us, but we had so much fun we had to keep talking.