As any of our faithful followers may know by now, it’s once again time for our annual “Gathering of Geezers”. The “geezers” are a group of four friends who all turned sixty in 2008 and started this annual event. The original geezers are Jack, John, Val and myself and since then we have added John’s partner Greg, who turned sixty a few years ago, and this year Jack’s wife Steph will be initiated into the group after being a geezer in training for the last six years. We have been friends for many years and now we live far enough apart that we don’t see each other very often so these yearly gatherings are very special to all of us. Here is a link to the original blog entry I wrote several years ago explaining the history and intertwining of our friendships. This year we will be renting a house for five days in Arroyo Seco, Mew Mexico which is just outside of Taos.
Last year when we had our gathering in Driggs, Idaho, and Val and I had made plans to visit Yellowstone, The Tetons and Flaming Gorge after the festivities ended, but due to Val’s knee problems and the government shutdown we had to cancel those plans. This year we plan to drive north and spend a couple of days in Reno and then make a side trip to a very remote small town called Jarbidge which is located near the Nevada, Idaho border. From there it will be on to Yellowstone, The Tetons and Flaming Gorge before making our way to Arroyo Seco.
We are almost ready to hit the road and I probably won’t be publishing anything until we get home.