Rick's niece Joni, and her fiancee, Jonas, came to visit from Seattle. We had a great time with them! Hope they enjoyed their time in Taos. Uncle Rick has always been an important part of Joni's life. He was the fun uncle to her and her brother Matt... the one who was silly and played and didn't act anything like a parent. We all need one of those!
This is Jonas, Joni, Julia, and Rick, at dinner at the OBL the first night they were here... I've lost track of the days, but no matter. Fun is fun, whatever day it is!
The Cousins, catching up...
Lauren was working that night, so we were well taken care of.
There's always a lot of eating when people come to visit. The second night was dinner at the Trading Post. Beautiful food... especially dessert! And the sunset was worth going outside to take a picture of. The way it hit the red wall and the paintings was art worth catching too.
And then there was the 4th of July... always a big day here, starting with the parade in Arroyo Seco. It's a silly, crowded, small town parade that anyone can be in. You don't see stuff like this in Seattle!
This funny little dog became part of the family over the last week. Lauren has been dog-sitting while Heidi's owner was on vacation. I'm only a little embarrassed to admit that I cried my face off when she left this morning.
This is our own country singin' legend, Lynn Anderson...
And last... the town did a nice display of fireworks, which we watched from our roof. But of course, you know me... I had to take some fire and play with it!