When I started this blog in the fall of 2010, it was in hopes that others might like to share in our travels. Maybe it would be someone’s way of traveling to places they had never been or might not ever see. If that’s why you read our blog, then you might understand why it is difficult to motivate myself to write when we are sitting still. Over the last 8 years, we have become destination travelers, wintering in Arizona, summering in Colorado or somewhere cool and usually spending fall and spring at the Landing in Kansas. No one besides family really wants to know about routine maintenance and grandkids’ activities, do they? Hardly exciting blog material!
We really have been enjoying ourselves, though, even while we’ve been sitting still. We are signed up with a group called Boondockers Welcome, we occasionally share our space at the Landing with another traveler just passing through. This week, we had a return customer, so someone enjoys our surroundings as much as we do! We’ve been told that visitors feel like they’re sitting in a park with the grass and trees and farmland beyond our borders. One family spent two nights, played catch on the grass and saw their first lightening bugs here. Their little boy even painted us a picture! Another couple left us a CD of their worship group. When we are asked why we share our space, we just say “Because we can!” All these folks get to share in the place with which God has blessed us.
Our youngest granddaughter, Jadelyn, plays on the junior high volleyball team at Sedgwick and we’ve been pleased to watch a few of her games. That girl can serve! Twice when we were there, she served 7 or so in a row for the win. No action shots this time, but the scoreboard says it all.
She also marches with the high school band and this year their combined halftime show featured Beach Boys music so of course we couldn’t miss that.
Last weekend I got a chance to attend Friends Women Retreat with our daughter Heidi. We don’t often get to spend much time alone together and we had a great time, along with 200+ of our closest friends! In the Friends Church, we really get to know our missionaries around the world and these women help to support the missionaries who serve Evangelical Friends Missions in nations around the world. It feels good to be a part of God’s work worldwide.
LeRoy has been busy, too. A young couple in our church in Wichita wanted to get rid of the old deck on the end of their house and LeRoy thought it might be helpful here at the Landing, so he spent a couple of days getting it ready to move. Since we don’t have a trailer, that’s the next hurdle.
LeRoy has been a real fan of car shows for all the years we’ve been married and we try to take in some while we’re here or wherever we are, for that matter. Fall Festival in Sedgwick provided some really cool cars. This was LeRoy’s favorite and a reminder of my childhood to me. My parents 1952 Studebaker is the first car I remember us having. My grandparents had a maroon one and ours was gray. Rust is not my favorite, but that’s the new popular finish!
Yesterday our friends Bur (Wilbur, actually) and Laura Bradbury from Yuma brought they converted purple Prevost to the Landing. It was so good to see them again!
Guess what we did before dinner? This one might almost be the right color for our tow’d!
What is it with the rust?
This week, we’re on the road again. Branson, here we come!