My best friend in later years was my Brother in Law, Sonny. Much of our interests were the same. He was married to Sherry’s sister Colette. The oldest sister Lennie was married to a good friend also, Elmer. Before retirement we started a practice that became a tradition. After Christmas we took a van. Ours sometime and other times rented one. Three Sisters and their husbands. We traveled for about a week. WE all got along splendidly and had great times. Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Daytona Beach, Tampa and San Antonio.
Once Sherry and I got into RV’ing the trips were made in the motor home. We never did work out a trip with everyone, something always came up to prevent one of the other couples to come along.
The trips expanded in the motor home, the furthest was the Bad Lands and Nova Scotia. We made the Nova Scotia trip with both couples but at separate times.
WE also went to Las Vegas with Sonny and Colette. We kidded with Sonny about leaving a winner and never touching a slot machine. If you stand around a Casino, someone will eventually walk up and give you a token or money to “Go ahead, Try your luck!” Sort of priming the pump. That happened to Sonny. A lady gave him a couple tokens.
I was feeding a couple dollars in the 25cent machines. We started to leave and He asked a guy in an apron, what can I do with these, and held up the coins. The guy took then and gave him two silver dollars, and he walked out a winner without touching a machine, I left a $2 loser(I am a big time gambler).
Sherry’s sisters loved to travel with us, but never more than three-four weeks, then they were ready to GO HOME!
We also traveled with my sister and her hubby Dick, They had a motor home and were full time. WE had a ball, even drove to Alaska.
(Pulling the coaches in close and dry camping on a river in Alaska)
WE followed Dick and Kat to Standing Indian Campground. We didn’t know it was close the the AT. We climbed Standing Indian MT and Sherry talked to some hikers. Then she got the idea we should hike the trail.
Many times we went our separate ways. They to camp on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and we had decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. It wasn’t very long, we were still at Standing Indian and got a call Dick had died in their motor home while camping on the Parkway.
Dick was missed terribly.But due to missing Dick and a small family situation, Kat still wanted to travel and Sherry drove her 38ft. Motor home and followed me in ours. We still had a ball. Kat was a treat to travel with.
WE towed our Saturn to Alaska. This is after a few hundred miles on the Alcan Highway.
Our coach towing the Saturn moving over to avoid Moose on the road.