A few days ago I listed Terry’s Ashford rigid heddle loom on the local Craig’s List, because since she got her Baby Wolf loom she didn’t use the Ashford any longer. It was an excellent starter loom and she could have used it for a long time but the Baby Wolf will do anything it will and about a 1,000 other things it won’t. Think truck camper and 40 foot diesel pusher; they will both provide the basics and some RVers find a truck camper just right for them, while others prefer the advantages of a large Class A motorhome.
Saturday night a very nice lady name Jeanne contacted us and said she wanted to come by Sunday and buy the loom. So yesterday Jeanne and her husband Bob came to pick up the loom. In one of those small world things, as it turns out, they live in Clay Springs, just a few miles from our old hometown of Show Low in the White Mountains. How cool is that? Then, while Terry was telling Jeanne all about the loom, Bob and I were talking and discovered that he had flown helicopters with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam, the same unit I served in! He was there a couple of years before me, but still, more evidence of what a small world we live in. We enjoyed visiting with Bob and Jeanne and hope to see them the next time we get up to the mountains to see my daughter and her family.
Then, yesterday evening, longtime friends Mark and Sue Didelot came by to say hello. What a nice surprise! They were spending the night here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park on their way to Quartzsite to meet up with pals Richard and Patsy King and join the thousands of RVers who go there to dry camp every winter, visit the big RV show, shop the many vendors, and hang out with their friends in the desert.
We had a wonderful visit with Mark and Sue, comparing notes on our RV travels and our many mutual friends, and catching up on what they have been up to since we last saw them, which was Christmas Eve, 2009 at White Oak Park, a nice little Calcasieu Parish park on the bank of the Calcasieu River near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Sue is an accomplished artist, and at one of our RV rallies in Casa Grande a while back, she made me my official Bad Nick hat. We hope to see them again when we get to Yuma in a few weeks.
Congratulations to Wendell Williams, winner of this week’s free drawing for an audiobook of Judy Howard’s Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost. We had 161 entries in this week’s drawing, and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner in our next drawing, which starts soon.
Thought For The Day – Just because someone invites you to be a part of their drama doesn’t mean you have to R.S.V.P.
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Another example of the great friends you meet on the road. We met the”Tiffin trio” Mark, Richard King and Manual Esparza in Casa Grande at the Gypsy Journal rally in the MUD as part of the parking crew we all had new rigs. So glad to hear they’re still on the road, hope to see them soon.