Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Little Trip To See Good Friends

DeBary, FL.

47 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Sunny. Highs around 68°F. Northwest wind 11 to 17 MPH, gusting to 24 MPH.

I haven't posted because I really haven't had much to post about. Nothing special happening. nothing new with Linda or Jim, just everyday living.

Boring!!!!!! ;-(

Today though, Jim and Linda will be taking Big RED and heading over to Wildwood, FL to see some very good RVing friends that they haven't seen for at least 2 years. Their names are Donna and Monte and they've known them since way back in 2001 when we started full-timing. But it was 9/11/2001 when they really became good friends.

You see, we were at the Prairie Pines Campground, up in Rantoul, when those planes crashed into the twin towers, all those people died and all that other stuff happened. Donna and Monte were there too, and everyone just kind of hung out together, not knowing what was going to happen in the future. We, along with 3 or 4 other full-time couples stayed there for a good part of the summer and waited.

Friends that you make at times like that are really special as you kind of "bond" together. We've lost contact with a few of the other couples, but have always stayed in contact with Donna and Monte, and of course Paul and Louise, who manage the CG up there.

Donna and Monte had to quit RVing quite a few years ago because of health problems, so they bought a double wide home in Wildwood when they "hung up the keys". Since then they have  either come to see us or Jim and Linda have gone to see them almost every year that we have been in Florida for the winter.

So, about 10;00 or so, Jim and Linda will head over to Wildwood. The plan is to first go to the Russel Stover store over there, so that Linda can get some sugar-free candy. Then stop someplace for lunch before heading to Donna and Monte's house.

It should be a fun day. Jim and Linda are looking forward to seeing their friends again. :-)

Did you know that Wildwood is located at the juncture of Interstate 75, Florida's Turnpike, State Road 44, and U.S. Highway 301 and is often referred to as "The Crossroads of Florida"?


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