Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dear Kids,
         It keeps snowing.  Springtime in the Rockies!  Dad and I went down to Lehi Friday afternoon to visit McGettigans, and it was even snowing there.  No matter.  We had a lot of fun.  McGettigans moved there (Thanksgiving Point Village) about two years ago, and we’ve been to their new house several times.  It’s really nice, and they have guest rooms, so we usually stay over.  And since they have a membership in Thanksgiving Point, and they can get into everything free, along with their guests, there’s plenty to do.  Friday night we went to the new Butterfly Biosphere that just barely opened.   It’s a special building that’s warm and humid inside, with tropical plants and thousands of butterflies.  They’re big, colorful ones, mostly from Costa Rica.  You can’t pick them up or bother them, but if they land on you, that’s OK.  Besides the biosphere, there are lots of other things for kids–climbing places and activities.  I think all your kids would really enjoy going there, if you can afford to get in.  It’s $15 for kids 3-12 and $20 for adults–very pricey!  But you could spend at least half a day in there without getting bored.
         Saturday morning we went to the dinosaur museum, and it’s spectacular, too.  But I got vertigo in there, probably because the floors and walls are all slanted in different directions.  I got worse and worse, until I could barely stand up, so we left.  I’m hoping we can go back another time and I’ll do better. We might visit McGettigans again for the tulip festival, which is coming up!  I’ve always been curious about Thanksgiving Point, but I knew it was expensive, and besides, having fun just hasn’t been part of our lives.  I guess that’s why you need fun-loving friends.
         Speaking of fun, I have to have a colonoscopy on Wednesday.  It’s been a whole year since my cancer adventure started, and my colon doctor wants to take another look in there.  I guess I can stand it.  The procedure itself isn’t bad, but the cleanout routine you have to do the day before is wretched.
         Our kitties are still keeping us well-entertained.  While we were gone to McGettigans they unrolled the toilet paper in the little bathroom and knocked over the trash container.  Just now, as I was typing this, I left my desk for a minute.  Sonia walked on the keys and added several lines of gibberish.  I couldn’t understand any of it, so I deleted it all.
         I hope you’re all doin’ great and lovin’ it!  Mom