We came in from our Saturday morning waffle and Sherry had a message on the phone. Marion as in Marian and Dal. I met Dal in 1956 on Parris Island while he and I were on VACATION THERE! hahahaha.
The then and now, “US”.
They live in Pennsylvania. Dal had retired from raising Turkeys. Sherry returned the call. Marian said, “We are in Florida for a few days, where are you guys?”
“At Thousand Trails Orlando,” Said Sherry, “Where are you guys?”
“We have been at Thousand Trails for a few days!”
We had walked past the Park Model they are renting and did not know they were there. We have never stayed in this park at the time they were passing thru.
They walked over and we had a great visit. We just happened to be here for one week of their two week stay. They are great friends. We have stayed in touch and visited every once in awhile in the last 50 years. Such a nice surprise.
The next surprise wasn’t nice. Some one began beating on the motor home door. It was a voice of doom. You must evacuate. You can leave the motor home and take the van if you want to. HA!
We looked up at the sky and it was red and boiling smoke. pretty close, not immediate, but about 1/4 mile I would guess. Hey, ain’t no way I will leave this coach if there is a chance the fire won’t be stopped. So we unhooked all the stuff and headed out. Someone gave us directions to this park so now we are set up again and it is about 9PM.
Hopefully the fire will not get the park the fire trucks were headed back that way earlier and I didn’t think much about it. Florida does have a terrible record of bad brush fires. Several times we have had to divert because of smoke covered roads in the past 15 years.
Anyway. We are moved and safe.
If the bill collectors come, WE B GONE!
Thanks for coming by.
Some surprises are good some are bad.
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