I texted Alex when we were in town and I had service, and he called from the airport in Detroit (I think.) He's on his way to Nebraska to rejoin the Taste of Chaos tour, and not at all sorry to be leaving the Slipknot tour where he'd been filling in temporarily. The crew had off the 3rd and 4th, and had planned to spend it at someone's property by a river - but the bus broke down on the way there and their two days off were wasted.
We had a delicious lunch at Fritz's, dining outside with a park across the street, and after a final stop at Safeway we headed back. Close to Elinor's house sitting on a fence post right by the road was one of the burrowing owls, so I was able to get a very good close-up look at it. They really are cute.
Tom and Neil had a good afternoon together, though I suspect they were both glad to see us return from town, around 5:30. Now Terry's relaxing (!) by cooking dinner. I just can't wrap my head around that one, but she swears it's true!