Frances Cushing

On being an adventurer: “I’ve just come back from three weeks up in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana camping. And I tent-camp with my husband. Everyone asks if I do RV but I don’t. So we were outside of Santa Fe and we were outside of Pikes Peak. This year there’s been so much rain everywhere that I’ve never seen Wyoming as green as it is with lots of wildflowers. Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone is covered with wildflowers and up in the mountains, too. We’d both look at all the wildflowers over there, and I always think of Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson always referred to them as the DYC’s (the “damned yellow composites”). Anyways, it’s a big adventure. We like hiking. We love getting up on the trails up in the mountains where it’s cool in the summertime.”