Saturday, August 16, 2014
August Visits, Activities and Rain!
What fun visits we have enjoyed this first couple weeks in August! A quick overnight was made by Missy (Tom’s cousin’s daughter from Nebraska), Mike and Devon… their nine-month-old cutie! Had looked forward to time with Missy’s parents, Lori & Mark, and three of their children and grandchildren, as they were headed to Idaho for their youngest daughter’s wedding, but flat tires slowed them down to the point that they had no time to stop here and make it to the rehearsal dinner in time… so, just Missy & family came for a night. Sometimes it goes like this on the road. Hope to see them all this fall.
Photos… Missy and Tom Missy, Mike and baby Devon
And, we have enjoyed a great five days with RV pals Lynn & Roger! We have missed these great folks so much this past 18 months, as we went different directions last winter. They did like us and moved from a travel trailer to a motorhome… learning lots, and even with the inconvenience and worry of a broken windshield upon their arrival, we all agree that this full-timing RV life is just grand!!! It rained off and on the entire time they were here, but cleared each evening long enough for us all to enjoy time around the campfire! Lots of good chats and, of course, a wee bit of clowning around :)
Another fellow RVer stopped in Tuesday... RV SUE! Those of you who follow her blog know of her travels and adventures. Was fun to meet her in person!
And, that evening we had just gone to bed when, about 10:15, Tom said, “Hey… I see headlights at the kiosk. Someone is arriving late.” Then, we see more headlights…two, three, four… a total of seven vans arrived! We headed out to greet them… 42 geology students from the University of Kansas! Their leader wrote us a check for the campsites, and they began setting up all their tents as it started raining… rained a good part of the night! Made us think of our son, Kevin, who reminded us that he always enjoyed those trips when he was in college, and never cared about the weather… it was always fun, no matter what! But, I can only imagine what those vans smelled like the next day after they repacked them with wet gear!!! This group was touring the area, and returned last night… a beautiful, clear night and bright, sunny day as they headed out after breakfast this morning!
The rain here has been good, of course, but today is one of those beautiful, blue sky days that I love the most! A high of 78 is expected, and an abundance of sunshine! Yippee!
Best wishes to all! Be well! Dianne & Tom