The oxygen was set up lickety split and Max drove us over and listened in as well to help us think. To PB and Ron - who welcomed us home - this is the best gift you could give us. No tent for Cord please.
Since he ate late, we were up late - plus we wanted to hang out with Max and Wulfgar. If only Beau was here too. I got to pet my kitties and Cord was king in his new perfectly butt-tested recliner. It was fun to buy a chair in 15 minutes. I left him sitting in the floor model and the guys at the dock loaded it in no time. We stopped one more time to get a few supplies Cord needed and then drove over the grade.
The Oak Creek Grade is the road we live on and it is spectacular - with over ten miles of National Forest on the way. When you climb the mountain, there is a steep part to come down and the valley below is so beautiful. We always think of the first time we went over the grade - 25 years or so ago and saw that wilderness for the first time. Ahhhhhhhh.......
The air is sweet - our friends are dear and our boys are the coolest people ever.
Cord is wearing the Life Vest of course and this will be the first night of sleeping with it.
Off to bed we go. Cord's Heart is back on the mountain! Ahhhhh.....
More tomorrow and thanks for listening.