Back from Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Longmont) for the Fourth of July. Melinda, David, and I visiting Melinda's and David's college friends Laura and Alan who moved to Longmont earlier this year. Was fun to be somewhere with mountains, where I could light up fireworks, and where they have weather (we experienced 90F sunny days and hail during a few thunderstorms). We went on a 6 mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park where I had my first occasion to actually don a hiking rain poncho. I was also reminded that insects, especially mosquitoes, exist, even if they don't hang out in the Bay Area.