Bob and I on the Boulder Mall with Stephan from Newstadt Germany
Twenty-five years ago we hosted Stephan's mother for five weeks through the Denver International Program. On October 4, he arrived from Laramie Wyoming where he had been a summer research assistant in Chemistry. For five days we tried to acquaint him with the Denver his mother had lived in for four months. (Each participant had 3 host families.) He was delightful and we enjoyed him very much.
On October 6 Everaldo, a 48-year-old businessman from Brazil, arrived in Denver. He will stay with us three months while he takes an intensive English course every weekday from 9 to 3. On Sunday Oct 8 our sons, their wives and children, Everaldo's cousin Melene, Stephan, Bob and I went to lunch at the Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder and then walked the pedestrian mall to get the flavor of Boulder.
At the Dushanbe Tea House.
October 10 Bob took Stephan to the airport while I readied the guest room for my 91-year-old Dad, his wife of almost a year and their two dogs when they arrived just before noon on her first visit and his first in about 10 years to our home. She is an artist and musician who is interested in everything. We toured museums, shopped the art supply stores, and talked for hours. My dad has great taste in women. Earlier this year they took the Inland Passage cruise in Alaska and Oct 30 will take a cruise through the Panama Canal. I read somewhere that "more people rust out than wear out." These two don't stay still long enough to get rusty.
Scotty and Vivion with Ginger and Pepe:
It was a lot of activity but I loved every moment of it. We are so fortunate to have some really special people in our lives.