Our neighbors on the left have left heading south
Our neighbors on the right have left heading east.
We are still here, a bit lonelier but still in the park.
Saw this butterfly in the campground today as we walked around.
We’ve been working all August on lots of little things that need to be done before we hit the road:
We’ve had our dental appointments and I’ve had a bonus appointment for a filling repair.
We’ve visited the doctor.
We’ve had our eyes checked.
We’ve moved our safe deposit box closer to my sister-in-law who has a key.
We’ve picked up the hiking poles and winter hiking clothes from the storage area to take with us.
We’ve had our road haircuts, shorter so we won’t have to have another for 2 months, although it looks as if Gary got a 4 month haircut.
We’ve bought and installed things on our RV to make our life nicer - and safer:
2 FAN-TASTIC FANS
2 FAN-TASTIC VENT COVERS
a new stronger tow bar
a new tire pressure system
some new shelving in the front cupboards
Then, if we’ve done so much, why are we still here? Well, because I’ve made plans to leave on the 1st, shucks.
Tonight, we’ve heading over to Cathy and Tom’s, Gary’s sister and brother-in-law, for dinner. The thing we miss most about Iowa is visiting with friends and relatives. Though, when we moved to Iowa from New England, we noticed that Cathy and Tom were not just relatives but best friends. Luckily, they have just bought an RV and plan to meet us for a week at the Grand Canyon. And, maybe we can talk them into joining us sometime in the spring for a Seattle/Vancouver visit.
Dinner was, as usual, great but we enjoy talking with them. Then Cathy brought out a box of Russell Stover chocolates for us as a going-away gift. That was in memory of Lug, Gary’s and Cathy’s father who died in January, whose favorite gift to his 3 children was a box (or two) of Russell Stover chocolates. Lucky us, he liked the 2-lb boxes.
Time to leave and we’re all sad. But, we can all look forward to the October Grand Canyon week.