This year, three events collide in our world with a big BANG! It comes close every year, but this year Father’s Day, the first day of summer and LeRoy’s birthday (75, I might add) are all happening today, June 21. LeRoy has always said he was one of the boys of summer and he loves the sunshine. Anyone who has a birthday around Christmas understands that quite often, one present has to make do for both occasions. It’s hard enough to find one present for LeRoy, much less two, so I always appreciate helpful hints along the way. I have a friend who says that anything with a cord is NOT a gift, but LeRoy loves tools so that particular thing isn’t an issue. One of his presents this year fits both categories, a CORDLESS tool! He has already tried out his new rechargeable battery powered air compressor and pronounced it a success. Maybe that’s enough to make up for getting clothes for Father’s Day. We celebrated the occasion for Tim and LeRoy both by having lunch together as a family after church. Bailey has invited us to join her at Braums for ice cream this evening to round out the day.
I think I have mentioned before an internet group called Boondockers Welcome. We and our property here at the Landing are registered as a site that travelers are allowed to spend the night as they pass through an area. Since the first part of May, we’ve had 5 visitors for a total of 8 nights. We have met some very interesting people. Recently, a 30-something young man and his dog stopped for a few days to enjoy the area. He has just sold his restaurants in El Paso, TX and he and Duke are traveling the country. Earlier this week, a couple stopped overnight who are missionaries in Haiti. They are retired teachers and they spend a few months each year in the US raising support while traveling in their RV. The most recent visitors are the aunt and uncle of a local TV anchor. We really enjoyed visiting with them. We feel blessed to have the property, so we try to make it available to share whenever we can.
Golden Bell Camp, where we have volunteered several years, plans to be open to camps beginning in July, I think, so we are still planning to leave a week from tomorrow to head that way. We’ve always been in charge of the RV park at Golden Bell when we’ve been there, but this year I think they have made other arrangements since we weren’t able to be there in May or June. It will be interesting what we find ourselves doing! LeRoy has made himself valuable there doing maintenance and anything else they need, so that probably won’t change. I may be doing most anything from kitchen (not cooking) to housekeeping to whatever they may find for me. I hope I’m up to the job!
Enjoy your summer and we’ll try to keep up from Colorado, God willing!