What a blast I had at my Wheeler Gorge book signing! I met lots of great people, from zoo employees to snake handlers, to conservationists. Smokey the Bear made an appearance, as did a herd of back-packing goats. My great-grandson Owen tried out the California Condor costume and painted gourds at the craft table. I talked to many nature lovers who,like me, enjoy the beauty of the Lord’s Yosemite.