Today was friend Don’s Birthday. We were invited over to Melbourne by his Niece Cindy so we hitched a ride with Don and Evelyn. It was a pleasant day, the food was great and the company excellent. A couple of the folks there we had not met.
Cindy’s Husband Walt, is a retired military guy, the son of a military man. We talked and the subject of long standing friends came up. He mentioned and I agreed, that moving around as he and I had all our lives the one thing you seldom have is close lifelong friends.
At the time I thought of Sherry, Don and Evelyn at the table who had known each other most of their lives. They lived in the same town and attended the same schools until their adult years. Doing that you do have some ROOTS.
I am fortunate to have two friends I have known since my teen years, but we do not live close. Thinking of that I am looking forward to seeing one of them (Richard aka Buddy) on this stay at Wildwood.
But about the day I did meet some new folk, everyone was friendly and good natured. I even enjoyed the dogs and cats who were also entertaining and mannerly.
Today I did not drive, Don did. It was a good trip. We are tired, but happy campers!
Funny thing, Evelyn called a few minutes ago and we walked out behind the motor home to see a rocket go out of sight carrying a satellite. It was launched a few miles where we enjoyed the great Birthday dinner a few hours ago. That is 100 miles away.