New faces

Our current home, Mountain View RV Park just outside of Huachuca City, AZ has a mixture of permanent, semi-permanent (1 to 6 months) and transient people. We fit into the second category. The people who gather for coffee each morning or come to play games Monday and Thursday evenings are mostly of the first two and mostly the same at every activity.

We pulled in here on February 1, almost two weeks ago now. There were people from Canada, Idaho, Utah, California, Michigan, Nebraska and probably others I’m leaving out. In those two weeks, several rigs have pulled in next to us, stayed a few days and left again. Our current neighbors from Colorado will be leaving tomorrow morning. Others had been here since mid-January but are gone now. (They stayed around long enough for the Super Bowl party, though!)

This park is adults only, but there is one family with two college-age sons who are among the permanent residents. They were originally from Missouri. The “boys” are nice young men who are always willing to help where needed. Anthony is taking courses to become a chef and works part time at Denny’s. Theo has Aspergers Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. He is usually easily distracted, but I’m amazed by his knowledge of rocks. Not only does he know the types of rocks, he’s very familiar with the chemical composition as well. Yesterday the Geology Club at Cochise College took a field trip to the Gem & Mineral Show in Tucson. He has his own rock shop and he was looking forward to buying tools and rocks to keep him busy for awhile. He’ll be back at coffee tomorrow or Monday and it will be fun to see his excitement when he tells us about his purchases.

Tomorrow night we’ll have a Valentine’s potluck meal. I’m baking a pan of oatmeal raisin cookie bars to take. We’re looking forward to a good time with new acquaintances, new faces for now.  But since RVers are a pretty mobile bunch, sometime down the road they may be the familiar faces in a new crowd!

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