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While waiting for our outstanding Hummer tour of Sedona to start, Randy and I sat on a bench at the strip mall to enjoy a bit of shade.  As Randy posted on the Facebook:

So this just happened…
Charles Hartley and I sitting together on a bench in the shade>

Dude: “You guys got it right! Let your wives shop while you guys sit and relax!”

Us: ……<stunned silence>

I was this close to saying something.

A few minutes later, we walked over to our waiting Hummer.  It turns out we were the only two passengers on this evening’s tour.  I introduced us to the tour guide using the super secret codewords from the Gay Agenda, 2008 edition: “This is my husband, Randy.”  Doug (tour guide extraordinaire) responded, admittedly unexpectedly, by asking how long we’d been together, then offering that he’d been with his own partner for over thirty years but just gotten legally married a year ago.

Arizona tried to live down to my stereotypes, but then in a quick flash proved me completely wrong and just as guilty of bad assumptions as the redneck who doesn’t like shopping with his wife.  Loving Sedona.

Chuck posted this on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at  9:26 pm.   Make the second comment. 

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