Heading West

You can sort of make out the Arch here

I travel to St. Louis to save fare on a trip to Wyoming, with hopes to return for the weekend and check out the Mardi Gras.

Chad, Jim and Kevin welcome me with the soothing sounds of Final Fantasy on the GameCube, highspeed wireless net, and eggrolls with homemade dipping sauce.

There’s even Fat Tire brew in the fridge.

This is not just a pitstop, it’s a destination all by itself, and I’m glad I get to spend the evening with them.

Jim’s always the first to bed and I stay up way too late with the other two bears watching the first season of Strangers With Candy. We have to hit pause and rewind often.

The six hour drive melted away with painfully good laughter.