Last February we spent two weeks in Mission, TX. Dave was parked right across from us at the campground in an older HitchHiker. That attracted Ted's attention but when he saw Dave drive in with a clay pigeon thrower in the back of his truck, his radar went off. A good friendship developed and Ted went shooting with Dave and other fellows while we were in the valley. We were also invited to a party at one of their friends who was leaving at that time.
Ted has kept in touch with Dave who lives in Monroe and has a cabin in Grayling. They wanted to meet up to go shooting while we were "passing through." We had a very nice evening on Friday and were invited to their house for dinner on Saturday.
We arrived at 2:30 as requested and visited before eating a delicious home made dinner of pork, green beans with ham, creamed corn off the cob, cucumbers, beets, cranberry relish, bread and home made apple pie. I ate way too much but it was all so good. We again got home fairly late.
We were invited back at 11 this morning for Ted and Dave to go shooting and Karen was taking me to Sylvania, OH to shop. I had mentioned I wasn't much of a shopper but she said she was and we were going shopping! And did we ever. We just about opened the place and closed the place. I bought a dress, necklace, shoes, 3 tops and 2 capris. Pretty good for a non-shopper! Everything was on sale plus we had a 20% coupon. What bargains. Karen is a size 4 and everything she tried on was so cute. I'd be a "shopper" to if I looked that good in everything.
I tried to buy her lunch but she said Dave was fixing burgers for him and Ted. He would make extra and we would have them when we got home. So we went home and ate a burger and finished the apple pie.
They are going to help us get into the campground in Mission during the last half of February. That month is almost always booked the year before and only cancellations become available. Let's hope it all works out.
We invited them to stop at our place in November while going or in April coming from the valley. We've also promised to stop next summer and visit with them again. However, I think we'll stay at Sterling State Park. We're not too crazy about the tightness of the campground we're in.
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." - Abraham Lincoln,