My day was like most Thursday’s, doing payroll and paying bills. The best part this day was I have off tomorrow.
When I got home we were back to bagel Thursdays for dinner, and then relaxed in front of the TV for the rest of the evening.
Today was a really wonderful day.
We had planned a visit with Bob and Lynda .
They are staying in Howard, CO Pleasant Valley RV Park which is 1 ½ hours west of Pueblo. I have followed their travels since their beginning and we met them while in Branson. They are very nice and interesting people and we are happy to call them friends.
They also invited Ed and Marilyn
who are staying at Mountain Dale Campground . Ed and Marilyn are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. Ed never meets a stranger. We also met them in Branson and I have read their journal from the start.
Also joining the gathering were Dan & Karon
who are also staying at Pleasant Valley. We also met them in Branson and they were in Custer while we were there, but we were not able to meet with them, so I was glad to see them again.
Bob had emailed us not to bring anything that they were going to get a pizza, but for those who know me that doesn’t happen. I made brownies and brought a bottle of the wine we purchased from Prairie Berry Winery, the winery we visited (twice) while in South Dakota.
We left our house around 10am and headed west on Highway 50. The drive is really beautiful as you follow upstream along the Arkansas River. I only took one picture as Jesse said “we already have pictures of the rafters and river from last year”, when we made a trip to Salida, but then I could not find them this morning when writing.
When we arrived we were greeted by Ed and Bob. I gave and received hugs then went inside with Lynda and Marilyn and Karon.
Lynda was preparing a big salad for lunch. When she said she had never prepared a meal for 8 people before I was shocked. You would never have known it the salad was made with greens, chicken, apples, raisins, grapes, nuts, artichoke hearts, and eggs with a raspberry dressing and olive oil – it was delicious.
We carried everything up to the community room and sat outside under a covered patio area. We had salad, wine, water, crackers, plates, forks, watermelon, and brownies.
A picture of all eight of us taken by Ginger the owner of the Park (Thanks Ginger)
Here's Ginger with Bob and Lynda
We ate and drank and were having a wonder time getting to know each other, better and before we knew it, it was 4:00pm. "Where does the time go". We needed to get back to the house to let our boys outside.
So we gathered everything up and took a walk around the park, and then with hugs and handshakes (Mostly hugs) we said our “see you soon”.
A river runs through it :~)
Jesse is walking back from the car with my water and you can see Bob & Lynda's Carrie-Lite home in the back ground.
You see Bob and Lynda are moving to Woodland Park, CO next week and Ed and Marilyn and Karon and Dan will be staying where they are until after Labor Day. So we made a date to meet again soon at Henri the Mexican restaurant in Old Colorado City Ed had mentioned in his blog.
It was a very good day and we enjoyed our mini rally very much.
See ya down the road.