There is little in life that is more rewarding than cultivating longtime friendships. Dave and Shirley grew up in the same town in Michigan with Bob and they have remained friends for nearly 50 years. Although I had met them briefly last year while Bob was hospitalized, it was not until today that we had the chance to get to know one another. We had such a wonderful day visiting and catching up, eating delicious Mexican food and I especially loved being chauffeured around the area. Life is very special celebrating such longevity.
Shortly after Bob’s stroke, Dave suffered a brain aneurism that I am happy to report was caught and treated quickly. Life changed very quickly for them and now, they too, are on the road to recovery.
I know that everything happens for a reason, that often we never know the whys of, but in my case I know today gave us hope and renewed patience for a full recovery. What a special day it was. Thank you Dave and Shirley for the new lease on life!!!
We have found a Corp of Engineers Park on Bardwell Lake, south of Dallas. The campground is full due to spring break yet somehow we scored another lakefront site. We are enjoying a great spot, a covered picnic table that looks out onto the lake, lots of trees complete with the sounds of the mockingbird.
After leaving Stillhouse Hollow Lake, I had made an appointment to have the transmission fluid changed, a new air filter, and service the generator. ( I have come to the conclusion Bob and I both should have been diesel mechanics and RV Techs). A few dollars later and a whole lot of crying as I handed them the check…we were once again on our way.
I am getting very spoiled only driving 50 – 75 miles a day from one spot to another. We plan on only being in this spot a few more days and then will head up east of Dallas at another COE park on Lake Lavon to enjoy a few weeks with more close friends. We are finding we enjoy the Federal Lands much more than the typical RV Parks. Does that make us Government Gypsies?
Tomorrow morning we will be joining Dave and Shirley as guests of their church.
Life is good! Happy St. Patrick's Day!