If you’re as heartily sick of snow and windchills and ice and more snow as I am, do join me in this lovely oasis and let’s not return until it’s at least spring which according to today’s Chicago forecast will be about six months from now…
Exclusive photos from Sun Valley, August 2014, © David Ingogly. Please click any photo for spectacular full-size image.
Johnny at the end of his practice on the Sun Valley ice, as fans eagerly wait to greet him.
Aaaaand the youngest fans can’t wait any longer. They rush forward to meet him for Johnny hugs!
With my lovely friends Judith Dale and Maiko Ohtani. In the foreground are Judith’s granddaughter Naomi and Anastasia Pryanikova’s daughter Lexi, fresh from their hugs.
Flowers for Johnny from Anastasia.
Naomi and Lexi approve.
Cracking everyone up.
Julie Findon (far left) and Jen Warfield (next to Ana) also made the long, long trek out to Sun Valley!
Giggles continue. Between Ana and Judith is Judith’s daughter (and Naomi’s mom), Jenna. Who was very very kind to put up with the rest of us.
Never too busy to say yes to a photo request, and these young fans are thrilled.
An animated convo with Maiko…
…and then it’s time for a selfie…
…the results of which prompt more cracking up.
Talking with his hands again. And so kind to spend so much time chatting with everyone…
…and making us all laugh, though Naomi and Lexi are #NotImpressed with us.
“OK, everybody, family portrait!” Johnny says.
Thank you so much, Johnny, for such a wonderful afternoon!