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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
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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 :)
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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!
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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
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10 comments:

  1. We were really disappointed that we were sidelined for so long and didn't get to see you at that beautiful part of Wyoming. We have the new windshield and new batteries and our overheating problems have been taken care of. Knock on wood our starting problems seem to have worked themselves out.

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    1. We, too, were sorry that you didn't make it here but certainly do understand. Will we see you in Q in January? Hope so, and hope your Amazon job goes well. See you down the road!

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  2. Love the pics!! Where ever you go you have a steady stream of visitors! Including us. :-))) See ya' soon.

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    1. Thanks... yep, great to have visitors and we are certainly looking forward to your return!!! And, a good thing about RV visitors popping in is you no longer have to make up the guestroom... friends bring their own beds! Pretty cool :)

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  3. We're going to get together with Roger and Lyn on Monday. When do you guys head out of there? Still say that is one of the prettiest campgrounds ever.

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    1. Yes, fun to meet up with folks along the way... enjoy! We are here until September 30th. The month of October will be busy getting in time with our kids and grandkids, plus friends and family in our old stomping grounds of Southern Colorado. Will be in Moab, UT for a favorite music festival the second weekend in November. Will look forward to seeing you in the desert somewhere!!!

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  4. I love meeting up with someone on the road. You're in a perfect place.

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    1. Yes, a great place for visits! Look forward to seeing you both down the road!

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  5. Always a great time with you guys. Thanks for the hospitality! Good pics of you two and Lynn...not sure about that other clown, LOL...Looking forward to seeing you soon again but, won't be soon enough!

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    1. Ok, Anonymous... identify yourselves!!! Is this you, T & J?

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