Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a Fine Day

So there I was in the grocery store when my phone rang.

It was Russ and Donna, Lazy Daze/blog friends, and here they were, just a few blocks from home!

Let me back up just a bit here.

Our RVing life has been one of those wonderful curves that life often throws us, taking us down roads never imagined. One of these is the immediate bond that seems to come between some of us. It's probably been the most delightful surprise of our RVing life.

I often get called on when folks are interested in the 30 foot Lazy Daze. It isn't the most popular model, but those pf us who have made this choice, all love it. I first heard from Russ and Donna in an email, then a phone call. We talked for quite some time, them asking questions, me trying to be as honest as possible. When they made their decision (a 30 foot twin, similar to Cholula Red) they let me know and I made sure to ask them to come see us if they were ever in the area.

That happened about six months ago when they picked up their rig. On their way home to Oregon, they stopped off for a visit and right away, I knew these were good friends.

And good friends they remain. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear they were here for a visit. As they had driven a long ways today, we agreed that dinner was in order, with a tour of the area tomorrow.

So here we go.

I took this on the way to pick them up.
This isn't a great shot,
but something about it struck me.
Maybe it's a memory shot,
the way the sun peeked through the trees.

Off we went to dinner.
I love both Russ and Donna,
so of course I took a few pictures.

These next two pictures pretty well sum up Russ.

I am the Walrus
koo koo ka choo

Now I wasn't sure about this shot.
Donna always shows pictures
of Russ eating dinner.
When I told her I wanted to take a picture,
she grabbed her burger,
so I think this is OK.

The waitress was nice enough
to take a shot of all of us.

And finally,
here's a shot of their dear dog Poppy.
It wasn't the clearest, brightest photo
so I manipulated it into a painting.
Now I kind of like it!
(click to enlarge).

Tomorrow we're all off on a Photo Safari
Wish us luck!


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Great pictures it makes you even look like your having fun with good friends, we just returned from an outing with friends, one guy I hadn't seen in 42 years since we flew together in the Navy. Just great times, Glad you got to see them. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

Donna K said...

Yeah, that's my Russell alright! We had a good time at dinner and looking forward to today. I like what you did with Poppy...she is a sweetie.

Jerry and Suzy said...

It's always good to link up with friends, and now especially RV blogging buddies!

Jim and Sandie said...

I love getting together with blogging and rving friends. Those are the best times ever.

Jonna said...

They look like really fun friends, but aren't all Lazy Dazers fun? You and Terry look great, it's wonderful to see a picture of you two. We miss you guys.

Jean and Skip said...

Looks like you all had a fun time, it is amazing how sometimes you meet people and feel like you've known them forever.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Yhe pictures say it all-fun!