Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday and Wed. July 21 and 22, 2009 - Dan's house
We spent two days visiting Dan, Gil's son, and his family in Muscatine, Iowa. Dan and Mandy and their two children were in Kansas a few years ago at a family reunion but we had not seen them since. Dan's step-dau. Katelynn is 14, and his son Jacob is 7. Unfortunately, Dan had been laid off his job a few weeks ago which gave us time to visit with him and the kids in their home along with a nephew who stays with them during the day while his mother works. Fortunately, Dan had a job interview on Monday before we arrived and received word while we were there that he has a new job beginning next week. We stayed in the campground (while it rained) Tuesday morning because we thought he had orientation at his new job and then went into their house in town for lunch (we took hamburgers and hotdogs to fix on the grill). It was still raining that afternoon so Dan and Gil grilled in the garage. We had a nice visit and returned on Wed. for another visit and I cooked chili for the gang. Everyone loved the meal and had a good visit and looked at pics of the trip to Alaska and Canada. We left town this morning, Thursday, and drove through the Iowa countryside and into Missouri. We are camped tonight and the next three nights at Campus RV Park in Independence, MO, not far from Bro. Stew Wine and Norma. We have not seen them in a long time so we look forward to a nice visit with them Friday - Sunday. We have an appt. on Wed. here in KC to have our RV checked over to see if they can fix the electric problem as well as a leak around our slide. So, Monday - Wed. we plan to visit with Gil's grammar school and college friend, Larry Elliott and his wife Karen. Watch here for pictures of the two visits.