Earlier this week, I traveled to Omaha to watch my youngest cousin, Rachel compete in the Olympic Swimming Trials. I was planning to be there about 3 days or so to watch her swim and then spend a little time with my family as well as a friend who would coincidentally be there at the very same time for work. Unfortunately, the Waldo Canyon Fire here in Colorado Springs cut my trip short and I got an earlier flight home in case my neighborhood (which was only mere miles from the fire) was to be evacuated. Fortunately, that didn't happen but I'm completely bummed my time with friends and family was cut short. It's not often we all get to see each other. Rachel didn't qualify in her race on Tuesday but she has another shot on Sunday so please help me in sending positive thoughts her way! Go Rach!
(and hey, at least now I can say I've been to Nebraska...oh, AND Iowa!)