Another cold and windy morning here in Gillette WY. It's not as cold as it has been but still chilly, in the 50's. I'm tired of my indoor/outdoor thermometer being out of order. The outside temp is stuck on 80 and never changes. This is the third thermometer that I've bought and they only last a few months before they either stop working all together or get stuck like this one. Maybe I need to shop somewhere beside Wal Mart.
About 20 of us went to the local Perkins restaurant for breakfast. Luckily for us, Jim B had called ahead and given them a heads-up that we were coming because there is another group in town but we got there first and had dibs on a couple of tables that were pushed together, so we all had a very enjoyable breakfast. Even though a group of 20 or so would normally be a problem, today was just fine. The wait staff took care of us well and wasn't overwhelmed by our numbers.
I went back home and just piddled around until I had to go on duty, parking folks as they arrived for the rally. There were sometimes three or four of us escorting people but it was all fun and I met some really nice people that I wouldn't have otherwise.
At the end of the day, a couple of the guys and their wives made a nice get-together for the Heartland guys that work on the rigs and for us, that worked for the rally. It was a very nice time and we had a BLAST! talking to everyone. This is the most fun that we've had in a long time.
The weather here has been all over the place. We've had low 40's cold, mid 90's hot and everything in between. We've had beautiful blue skies, cloudy skies, rain, hail, everything but snow! We have had an abundance of wind, just about every day! It blew so hard a couple of times, people ran their slide-outs in, fearing that their trailer would turn over. I've never felt like that, but the constant wind gets on your nerves. Since it's much cooler here than it is back home, I'll still take it!