Once every 5 years, it’s time to renew our driver’s licenses. We tried to renew by mail, but because LeRoy had started the process to renew online 5 years ago, their system showed it as done online, and we had to renew in person this year. Bummer! Both of our licenses would have expired, but the South Dakota governor extended all licenses until the end of the year. Anyway, we’re legal for another 5.
Rather than add the 700 trip miles to our Escape, we rented a Nissan Altima and left the Escape with Tim and Heidi. Are we ready to trade? No sir, not a bit. This car is so low that it is difficult to enter and exit. I know what toddlers feel like now, since the passenger seat height doesn’t adjust and I could barely see out the side window! I told LeRoy I needed a booster seat!
Since our trip took us within an hour or so of my sister Florence Marie in Weeping Water, NE, we stopped on the way home and spent the night with her. It’s always fun to visit with her, especially since we only see each other about once a year or so. One of her sources of entertainment is her bird feeders, but the birds aren’t nearly as fascinating as the squirrels. As fat as they are, it may be a cold winter there. Or it may just be that they think the feeders are for their dining pleasure! They are very acrobatic, climbing the rod to get to the feeder and then hanging upside down to eat seeds.
Again, since we were in the neighborhood, we stopped in Beatrice to visit long time RVing friends. We met Ron and Carol Young in Huachuca City, AZ in 2011 I think and have parked next to or very near them in two different places in Tucson. None of us knows how much more time we have on the road or even on earth, for that matter, so it is important for us to stay connected as much as possible. We had a good time catching up with Youngs, even though they had some serious health challenges to share from the past year. We’ve decided we need to keep in touch more regularly, like our friend Loretta Carr, who calls friends at a distance on a monthly basis. We appreciate our friends all over the country and feel very blessed to have so many.
This week, we will be leaving the Landing for about a week to attend two Eagle rallies. Even though we no longer own Liberty, they still welcome us at rallies. The first rally will be at Crawford County lake for three days and then we will all move on to Branson for a four day shopping spree, er, bus rally. I got money for my birthday that is burning a hole in my pocket and the outlet stores of Branson are calling!