Todd, Francesca, Thomas, and Noemi at the Denver Zoo
Jenny Harding, For TSM

My wife and I have had people from 14 different countries stay with us. Our most recent guests were Noemi Santarelli and Francesca Recupero, who are both from Italy. They spent 3 months working at the CSU Vet Teaching Hospital.

We have gotten close with our guests before, but this time was "different". Noemi and Francesca became members of our family and will be for the rest of our lives. I love these girls. Unfortunately, the have returned home to Italy.

While they were here, we visited the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park. We paid a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. We went to Boulder to see the Celestial Seasonings factory and the Cheesecake Factory. We took a trip to Denver to see animals in the Denver Zoo. I even taught the girls how to play poker.

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