Our nephew Max is visiting from Texas. Lucky for him, and us, we have a Texas Lone Star flag to help him feel at home.
Max is fifteen. He flew up here to Colorado all by himself and took the shuttle from Denver to Fort Collins to save us having to go to the airport, which I appreciated.
Max is a very polite young man. He says, “Yes Sir” and “Yes Ma’m.” He is so polite that he wanted to attend my Senior Olympics swim meet today. Swim meets take a long time because there are many events. He sat with me until my events and even took videos of me swimming, which was an extra incentive to win, so I did.
Our guest house is an old bunk house. Max is staying there, but not alone, as our dog Rover is his room mate. They have really hit it off.
He also has been hanging out with the horses. Unfortunately, he is banned from riding horses this trip due to a sports-related back injury that happened earlier this summer, causing him to wear a body cast for a fractured vertebra. I doubt his folks would appreciate it if we allowed an activity that might aggravate his condition.
This weekend is New West Fest in Fort Collins, so that will be another activity we can share with him. And, as I have mentioned many times in other posts, Miss Sugar is a pretty good cook, which is a good attribute for an aunt to have.
It is a joy for us to host Max and we will miss him when he returns to Texas. Maybe he will miss us, or at least the hot tub, and certainly Rover.