The forrest fires have been intense over here! However, contrary to misleading news reports, Leavenworth did not burn down this past week nor is it in any immediate danger of doing so. There are a lot of fire fighters working hard to contain three different fires around us. The smoke has been the biggest problem here in Leavenworth. Thankfully, the air seems to be completely clear today! It's nice to see blue sky again. Here are some images I captured this week!
I was so happy that my friend Kristi could come over to see my opening night of Fiddler! My host family graciously allowed her to stay with us. We stayed up way too late talking, and then in the morning grabbed breakfast and coffee at Good Mood Food - a local bakery. And guess what? They serve Batdorf and Bronson coffee! I was in heaven!!
And so... the show must go on! We performed The Sound of Music to a very grateful crowd that night even though there were pieces of ash falling from the sky in the earlier part of the evening. But by intermission, we had clear sky above us! The theater provided masks for us for pre-show rehearsals and for backstage. As my brother said, "A little different health care plan, but health care nonetheless!"