I can't remember if I actually mentioned this was coming up or not, but I'm in Colorado right now. I'm here visiting my mom (mostly) and my step dad (he's a bonus) all by my lonesome out of my little family unit. A fare special came up and my mom offered to fly me out to visit. Ideally, it would have happened while Davan was away at camp, but the schedule didn't work out that way.
Davan was less than thrilled that I was leaving so soon after she got home, but understanding, as well. She's gotten to visit my parents on her own a fair number of times over the years (once in California, once in Colorado and once in Las Vegas - the kid hasn't suffered) and mentioned that she thinks she might occasionally want to come visit me without her future family. She's a good kid.
In fact, she's a good kid who's holding down the house while I'm away. Anthony is working as usual and she is taking care of Ranger, taking care of meals (during the week) and getting herself all the places she needs to go during the day while I'm away.
I'm having a very nice visit filled with hiking, eating and conversation. The big event of the visit was hiking up Pikes Peak. I'll do a longer post all about that soon, but I'll post a picture as a little appetizer.