My memories of the October
weekend are a blur!! It was one wonderful event after another!
Everything blends into the other! It started Friday during the
day when Jan, Jane from NH and Karolin and I went
Creek Tavern for lunch. Then we took a drive through the area
and little did we know, we were driving past the ranches of Don Johnson
and several other famous people! We drove past Annie's house
and saw the kangaroo sign that John had given her.
We found out who's ranches we saw the following Tuesday when we took
a jeep tour!
night about 20 of us gathered for dinner at the Cantina. We sort of
overtook the place! It was a chance to meet and get to know
some of these email addresses we've been corresponding with!!!!
Real people at the other end, honest! From there some of us went to
the Red Onion to continue the celebration!
On Saturday many fans met at the Gondola and we
had a photo shoot with the famous Muppet canvas and Mrs. Muppet herself!
Some of John's friends were there too. It was another way to
meet and talk with each other.
I had a ticket for the concert at the Wheeler Opera
and was just awed by the talent and the presentation of the concert!
Molly Weaver sang "The Eagle and the Hawk" and it just about took
the roof off the opera house! John Sommers fiddled and played
the banjo and got us all clapping and singing! I was lucky
enough to go to the concert again on Sunday night. I went to the VIP
party after and got to talk to the entertainers. Got some photos too.
Bill Danoff was very friendly and chatty as were John Sommers and
some of the others. I had a lovely chat with Ellen Stapenhorst.
The service in Snowmass on Sunday and the dedication
of the garden was beautiful. Karen had her Earthbeat choir
sing and Ellen Stapenhorst
The Jerome event on Monday was nicely done.
Erma and other family members attended most of the events. They
were gracious and patient with all the fans who wanted to talk to
them and take their pictures. Ron seemed surprised people want
to take pictures of him! Ellen Stapenhorst sang for us and there
were many others.
I attended HIH dinner and concert with Chris Westfall.
He sings John's songs quite well. There was a candlelight
vigil for John at 6:20 Colorado time.
There were two dinners at the Tower that I also
attended. John used to own part of that restaurant in Snowmass.
lined the walls throughout the restaurant. The dinners were
another way to meet people and talk. It seemed most important
to me to make human connections with people I only knew in cyberspace.
I made friends and can now visualize a person's face when
I email them.
All the events seemed to run smoothly and were
very well planned,thanks to our organizers.