Residents of Yuma are commonly known as Yumans. This past week, we fit that category for a while. Our friends Wilbur and Laura Bradbury have two nice lots in the Foothills with full hookups, so after the rally in Quartzsite was finished, we followed them there. When they come to the Wichita area to visit his sister, they usually stop at our acre near Sedgwick. We checked out several of their favorite places to eat (of course!) and spent one day in Mexico getting new glasses (mine are red again) and OTC medicines for the year. We also came home with fresh asparagus and strawberries, besides tasty pastries. Before we left Yuma and headed back to Tucson, we stopped for one last meal with our hosts and one last photo.
LeRoy and I are doing a Bible study called Rooted in a small group at our church here. We were afraid we were going to miss the first real session, but due to illnesses and other obligations of other group members, we got back in time to begin. It sounds promising!
Friday we took a road trip to play in Phoenix traffic with plans to meet several couples we have worked with at Golden Bell. It is always fun to see friends that we see infrequently. One couple are from the Kansas City area, one from California, one from Prescott, AZ and one who share time between Omaha and Phoenix. When we could hear above the restaurant noise, we caught up on the last year, or in some cases two, since we had seen each other. All people we had never met until the summer of 2013, but fast friends now!
As a full-timer, I sometimes have to think about who knows who. Bus friends don’t all know our other RV friends and few of those know our Golden Bell friends, let alone our Kansas friends. Imagine our surprise this morning when a visiting couple came into church this morning and we found out they know Kansas RVing friends, Larry and Mileta Kinser. Better yet, their daughter went to church camp with our daughter and they remembered her! Gary and Sandy are here taking care of another daughter and her first baby.
Within the week, Florence Marie’s son and possibly his wife are planning a trip to Tucson. Nancy’s dad has been having health challenges, so there are lots of ifs about their coming. We hope they get to come!
One last thing: Happy first anniversary to our son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Shelly Willis tomorrow!