Toward the end of the week, we ceased our bonding with the great outdoors. We found a decent hotel in Missoula, where we cleaned up (hot showers are among the finest points of modern civilization!) and caught up with the world. Then we headed down to see Rev. Ref+
and the Lovely Wife
, and to meet LW's friends from her recent mission trip. After enjoying the Ref's Pancake Extravaganza
, he and I played tourist in Virginia City
for a few hours while Bruce and LW spent some time in diligent gainful employment and the friends took in the local caverns. Then we all met up for dinner, and an evening's entertainment by the Illustrious Virginia City Players
. Classic melodrama followed by vaudeville silliness, and great fun. (Tripp, you so need to get Trish out here for this; she would love it!)
One more night's sleep away, then we were up at 0-dark-hundred to be home for my regional board meeting Saturday morning.
It was a wonderful week.