Sequel to "The California Reunion", prequel to "The California Musical Road Trip", "Fun With Pirate Flags:- 34 Years Later" and "The Hawaii Reunion". The continuing story of the relationship between widow Amy and widower Leonard.

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July 2049. After the deaths of Sheldon in 2047 and of Penny in 2048 Leonard returned to Pasadena to visit Amy. Two lonely old friends became roommates and then a couple.

Friday night and Leonard and Amy were preparing for their regular "date night" when Leonard's phone rang.

"Hello Uncle Leonard, it's Halley..."

Two hours later, in the foyer of a hotel near LAX.

"Uncle Leonard, Aunt Amy, over here!"

"Well it's Halley and John, what brings you to California?"

"Our flight home to Hawaii was cancelled, we will fly back tomorrow. We have made dinner reservations, let's go eat so we can catch up on things."

In the restaurant Halley started the conversation

"John and I were at the annual NASA Space Science conference in Houston."

"That's right, I gave a talk on the new telescope upgrade."

"I heard some interesting news, they are planning to name the new British-American telescope after Stephen Hawking and Uncle Sheldon."

"Halley is on one of the instrument design committees."

"Good to see that your careers are progressing. We only work a couple of days a week these days, we will retire next year and become Emeritus Professors. After that we will just do science for fun when we feel like it. We are both off to conferences next week, it is that time of year."

"I am going to help out at the annual Caltech neuroscience conference"

"I am off to Nebraska for a Physics conference. A big contingent from my old research group are going and I am going along for the ride. It will give me a chance to visit with your Aunt Penny's family."

"Looks like you are keeping busy even though you are both nearly retired."

"As you well know scientists never completely retire."

"Talking of retirements we got to visit with my parents in Texas, they are thinking about retiring in a couple of years"

"How are you two enjoying married life."

In unison Halley and John said "Wonderful, we should have done it years ago..."

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Driving home from the hotel

"You haven't spoken for an hour. Penny for your thoughts dear Leonard?"

"Penny is always in my thoughts dear Amy. I am thinking about Nebraska next week..."