Those Gas Stations from the past:
Isn't it amazing how much attention your car got at 25 cents a gallon!
We usually have a destination, but we are not destination oriented completely. After a few years of the normal camping life, we decided what we really wanted to do was see this country. We set out to travel 300-400 miles and get a camp site for a week and explore in the area.
That idea was stamped on our life by a man who parked in the same trailer park we lived in in Kirksville, MO. He left his trailer and took off in his camper truck. Sometimes he was gone a day and others a couple days. Sherry learned that this was his ‘base camp’ for a couple weeks as he explored the area around.
That was a great idea for us. At that time we preferred local, state, national and Corps of Engineers parks. They are more ‘outdoorsy,’ campfires and such.
BUT this trip IS destination orientated.
destination was Ypsilanti, and Sherry’s little brother Johnny. Then here in Layton, UT.
WE are at the second destination. It is Layton Utah and our grandson Benjamin Aaron and his daughter Elsie Mae.
those two with proud daddy Jack Jr.
This is our
view from the port side of the coach:
I didn't replace the ones with the fog, but this is a little later down the road. Looking at the Wasatch Mts.
We drove out here because of the pandemic. Normally we fly them out to NC to visit their extended family there. But this year was too confusing, so we drove out.
My family gets a little upset when I say this could the last time we get to see them (in this life), after all Sherry is now in her 80s. (I have heard, by way of the grapevine, that 80 is OLD!)
We have had some great visits with Benjamin already. Jack Jr. has had a chance to take his Granddaughter Elsie Mae shopping and to the ‘Lagoon’ a theme park.
We have a sweet friend here, Joan, who just lost here hubby Richard. Also a former wife of JJ. Due to the Pandemic we are not sure of visiting anyone (without an invite) not knowing their position and feeling about visitors. I will not put someone on the spot by asking, for fear they would agree (not really wanting to) and something untoward happen health wise. We would feel terrible.
This pandemic has been crazy. I got a kick out of the graphic by Susan K today.