Wednesday we went to Golden on a scenic byway to see the sites and Buffalo Bills grave. Afterward, we drove to Boulder and toured the Celestial Seasonings factory, which was fascinating. Finally, we walked the mall at Cherry Creek and went to Niemen Marcus. The first small bag we looked at cost more than $1,200, so Linda was in her element.
It occurs to me that this was an appropriate ending to our family history trip and analogous to the very purpose for which we went to Denver, Colorado in the first place. The beautiful roads we drove and the spectacular cities we saw nestled in the Rocky Mountains around Denver are like unto the wealth of treasure that is available to us in the form of family history treasures that wait for us to find them. They sit and await our realization that the most beautiful and important relationships may be those at our fingertips, which promise to exceed our grandest expectations.