A River Runs Between Us

July 7th

My brother Cody moved to Colorado a few months ago to start a new business. He’s living in a new city, with no friends, working his butt off. We talk regularly, fulfilling one of those pleasant surprises of adulthood — when you realize you actually like your sibling. Our phone calls have left me worried, wondering how he’s handling the loneliness. Cody’s always been a social butterfly, with every free moment spent with friends (and usually beer.) Moving to a new state without his posse was a gutsy move. Thankfully, I need not be so concerned.
Apparently he’s got more new friends than I can imagine, which isn’t that surprising. He inherited our family’s talent of talking up everyone and everything. He’s doing remarkably fantastic things for a desert native — like learning to fly fish.


They caught 8 trout and decided to cook one. He said the catching was much more fun than the cooking. No surprise.

Small Man, Big Mountain

Can you imagine moving from one of the hottest climates in the world to one where billion-gallon glaciers are within a quick drive? It’s July for Pete’s sake! And he’s wearing sleeves!

Lake Pumphouse

The worrying officially stops today. I’m pretty sure he’s living in heaven.


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14 Responses

  1. Sarah HB July 7, 2006

    Um, it looks like he is doing OK.

    Love the photos.

  2. Wow! It does look like heaven there. Wish I was there right now!

  3. Ow, those pictures make me wishful! Little brothers turning out to be big success, I love those stories.

  4. Colorado looks devine. I’ve always wanted to learn fly-fishing! The picture at the bottom is so beautiful.

  5. JEALOUS! I would love to live up there. That’s just gorgeous Kel.

  6. Yes- it IS heaven here. I am a lucky girl 😉

  7. It looks lovely there!!

  8. He will be just fine because he has learned the perfect joy of fly fishing. Congrats Cody — made a great move to an idyllic location. Watch out, you could have an unexpected fishing buddy — that lake looks ideal.

  9. It gives me huge comfort to know that he has neighbors that look out for him, invite him to dinner, etc. He’s going to be just fine. So glad he loves the great outdoors.

  10. rohankitter July 7, 2006

    Wow! That is some gorgeous scenery!

  11. Sure looks like it, doesn’t it? Glad to hear it’s been a smooth transition.

  12. Such a beautiful place…looks so clean, and fresh. He’s so lucky… 🙂

  13. That lake looks absolutely superb.

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