April 2005/April 2006
Our sixth year of RV living began back where we started year five, parked at the home of our friends, the Davis's. We had greeted the newest member of the family and contributed to the doctor's and dentist's vacation funds, and were once again ready to head down the road. As always, our first stop was in Wichita, KS to visit my family and we again stayed with Bennie & Neil Hollingsworth. From Wichita we then traveled to Wilsey, KS for a few days visiting frineds and family and then were off to Missouri and points east. We spent our next night in Columbia, MO.
After Columbia, our nest stop was St. Louis. We chose to spend several days here as we had not previously taken the time to see the sites of this area. We found St. Louis to be an interesting city, with a number of sites that are well worth the time to stop and see them. Best known is the arch.
There are a lot of historical sites and other points of interest located in the St. Louis area so it is very easy to spend several days there. From St. Louis we traveled east to Ft. Knox, KY to visit our youngest son and his family. Ken is a career soldier and is stationed there.
Our summer stop this year was at Lee Bottom Flying Field. It was probably one of the most unique experiences for any traveling volunteer. We had a wonderful time and anyone with an interest in airplanes should be sure to visit the Lee Bottom pages! While there were are also happy to have a visit from Norm & Linda Payne and we made a trip into Louisville to have dinner with the Holders.
As our volunteer tours always do, the Lee Bottom Experience came to an end and it was time to once again travel south for the winter. After a great experience with the Wood, Fabric & Tail-wheels Fly-In on the last Saturday of September, we started our travel south, like the song birds do. We stopped for a quick visit at Ft. Knox and then were off to Nashville, to see the "Home of Country Music."
After a few days and a visit with Rich and Dianne Emond, we continued on our way. The next stop was Memphis, TN.
From Memphis we then traveled on to Vicksburg, MS and then on to Monroe, LA where we would be spending the next two months as volunteers at Black Bayou Lake, National Wildlife Refuge. Our two months went by very quickly, as our work was interesting and enjoyable and the staff and other volunteers there are a wonderful group. We made many new friends and will long remember our time in Monroe.
All too soon it was once again time to get back on the road. We traveled west to Dallas area to spend Christmas with our children, Kirk, Jenny and grandson Kirk Andrew. We spent a week with them and then were off to our legal residence, Rainbow's End RV Park, in Livingston, TX. We spent a week there and were kept busy with meeting new friends and spending time with others that we have known for years.
After a very busy week at Rainbow's End, we once more traveled south, returning once more to San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. In the two years that we have been gone, San Bernard has made quite a few changes. The biggest is two new RV sites.
We were fortunate to have visitors while we were at San Bernard NWR. Our good friends Keith & Pat Williams stopped in route to Houston and also the DeGayners from Michigan took the time to visit. We were very happy to have friends come to visit.
Just as all good experiences do, the time flew by and we were once again heading back north to complete our sixth year by making our annual medical, dental and business appointments. We ended our year as it began, parked with Bud & Dayl Davis near Granbury, TX.
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