While we were staying in St. Vrain State Park near Longmont, we met our friend Betty for lunch at Goodfellers restaurant in Longmont. Betty's husband, Larry, was on the Boulder Police Department at the same time John was. He died in March, so it was important to spend time with her.
As you can see, we were seated outside. A relatively safe way to meet people during this Covid 19 pandemic. The wind was blowing briskly that day and just as we were leaving the restaurant, the umbrella you see in this photo blew off and tumbled across the outdoor dining area. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Another day we drove to The Back Porch Cafe in Fort Collins to have lunch with John's sister Cindy. We had a good visit--and nothing blew away that day.
While out walking our last morning at St. Vrain, we ran into friends Bob and Lindsey. They were members of St. Gabriel's in Cherry Hills Village when John was rector there. This is the third time we have just happened to be camping the same place as they were.
We were watching for several minutes before trucks from South Metro Fire Rescue arrived at the scene. If you click on the image below, you can see one of the trees in flames.
A couple of the younger campers had grabbed a bucket and shovel and were going to help fight the fire, but the fire department arrived to do the work.
This is the location of the fire--just across the camp loop road and one space to the southeast of us. We are glad they put the fire out before any RVs were damaged or people injured.
We will have quality time with our son Eric and his family and with other friends during our time here in the Denver area. We just hope there aren't any more dramatic events like airborne umbrellas or fires to spice up our lives.