The weekend after teaching in Diablo Valley Phil and I flew to Denver to have a reunion of sorts with my dearest friends my old art school roommates. Our roommate Tracy got married and we flew from far and wide to converge for the long weekend and celebrate Tracy’s marriage and the fact that we were all in the same place for the first time in 25 years!
We all met up the day before the wedding at the hotel and immediately went out for a celebratory cocktail.
On the day of the wedding a group of us wondered around downtown Denver, seeing the sights, catching up, introducing Gens husband, Martin (from Australia), to his first tamale, and basically having a blast reconnecting.
The wedding took place on a gorgeous ranch north of Colorado Springs with a view of Pikes Peak in the distance. By the way, I’ve had a lot of people ask about my dress, I bought it from eshakti.com. They have a lot of retro styles, and the dresses are made on order customized for your height for no extra fee (perfect for me since I’m so tall!). If you follow this link you can get $30 off your order.
Gen lives in Adelaide, AU now with her husband Martin who’s the Lord Mayor. Mike is a designer for a gaming company in Austin but has also worked over the years as an actor. Amy is a book designer specializing in fine art books for museums in Los Angeles.
Tracy looked absolutely radiant escorted down the aisle by her two sons.
Tracy and I reconnected last year (after not seeing each other for 10 years) when I taught in Colorado Springs and while there we shared a lot of trials and tribulations over the years, and it fills my heart with joy to see her so happy now with such a great guy (also named Mike).
We all had such a blast at the wedding and were so sad to say good by to Gen and Martin, but now Phil and I will have to visit them in Adelaide in 2017 while on my trip to New Zealand to teach at NZ National Quilt Symposium!!
On our last day, we all went over to Tracy and her husband Mikes new 10 acre ranch, where they live with Tracy’s llamas, chickens and two giant black Russian terriers (140 lbs!) with a view of Pikes peak out their front door.