Mar 222009

Yesterday was a day to enjoy the company of good friends.

While Terry and her mom ran some errands in preparation for her sister Dani’s birthday dinner on Monday, I picked up our friend Ann Pruitt at an RV park in Mesa and drove her to Scottsdale to retrieve her car.

We first met Ann when she was a student at Life on Wheels a few years ago, and we both hit it off with her right away. Besides the fact that Ann is a real sweetheart, and darned pretty too, it didn’t hurt that she has a great dog named Curlie Sue that I love to visit with. For us, having a pet while we fulltime doesn’t work very well, so I have loaner dogs all over the country that I go play with when I need my puppy fix.

Back at the bus in Apache Junction, I did some work on my websites while Terry made up a batch of her signature pico de gallo salsa and her guacamole, which is always a hit. Then we drove a couple of miles to Sunrise Resort, where our pals Ed and Alice Allard have a park model trailer. When he heard that we’d be in the area, Ed had promised to throw some burgers on the grill, and you know me… if there’s a free meal involved, I’ll be there!

We first met Ed and Alice early in our fulltiming days, and we’ve enjoyed crossing their path all over the country. Sometimes our meetings have been planned, while other times it was pure whimsy that put us in the same place at the same time. Whatever the reason, whenever we get together, it’s always a lot of fun.

Our mutual friends Terry and Terri Michael, owners of Country Roads RV Park in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, are staying at the RV park next door to Sunrise Resort, and they joined us for dinner.

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen Terry and Terri, and though we have stopped at their RV park a time or two when we were passing through on our way to Life on Wheels in Idaho, they were away both times and we missed them. So it was nice to have an opportunity to visit.

If you ever visit the Midwest playground of Wisconsin Dells, make sure to stay at Country Roads. We’ve sent a lot of people there over the years, and they have never been disappointed. Those folks make you feel right at home. It’s one of our favorite RV parks in the entire country, and we hope to get back again this summer in our travels through the area.

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