I have told the story here before about how I was invited by my uncle and aunt to spend the summer in Casper with my cousins when I was about 10, and how I made a big old deal about how I would not be spending my summer in that ghost state.
Tomorrow I will go to Casper YET AGAIN, for YET ANOTHER REASON: gymnastics. I was trying to remember all the reasons I have been to Casper since I turned that invitation down. Here is what I came up with, even though I feel like I might still be missing something:
+ chaperoning a Delphian choir trip from Great Falls, MT to Colorado Springs, CO with a stop for a music workshop at Casper College
+ stopping at the Skillmans' house (Jill's aunt/uncle) for a visit on the way to Cheyenne from Great Falls (I think I did this more than once)
+ attending a Wyoming Library Association conference
+ earning half a master's degree (ugh) from University of Wyoming with classes that met at UW-Casper
+ driving up to have lunch with Carroll College debaters
+ coaching the Central HS Speech & Debate team at a meet
+ spending a week on top of Casper Mountain with Maddie's 5/6 grade class
And tomorrow, for gymnastics. Seriously. I get it, universe... it's not polite to scoff.