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On The Road Again

Posted by armylaundress on July 1, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Sometimes I think I need a publicist, just to keep up with everything, including writing this blog and keeping up with my Facebook and Twitter posts.

In January, "Laundress" was named to the Best of the West list by True West Magazine.

Once again, I have been traveling down the book talk and signing trail. Albany County Historical Society welcomed me in February. They were such a wonderful, gracious group, and I was able to work out kinks in my presentation with a friendly audience.

Then it was off to Wheatland, Wyoming and the Platte County Historical Society in April. The weather was lovely, and the audience was great. I took a tour through town before my talk, just to get the lay of the land. The lilacs were blooming! This may not be a big thing to most, but for this life long mountain lady, it was wonderful to see some of my favorite flowers long before they make an appearance in Laramie. I ate supper at a hometown diner, the Western Sky Family Restaurant. The French Dip was delicious, and huge! I like to see what other people order, and there was nothing that went past my table that didn't look delicious.

June saw me in Colorado, at the South Platte Historical Society in Fort Lupton, Colorado. The potluck dinner prior to my talk was delicious. I am not a big fan of lemon flavor, but the lemon bundt cake that someone brought was over the top delicious! (As was the fried chicken, the many salads, the rhubarb get the picture!) The old fort has been completely rebuilt by a dedicated group of volunteers and isa great representation of the fur trade industry.  I highly recommend a visit to this fort. It is just west of Highway 52, and can be seen from the highway.

I will be off to Fort Meade, South Dakota in August, and perhaps some other places before then. Perhaps I will see you somewhere down the trail!

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