Today we headed down to the Mesa Swap Meet to have a look around. We met Rod and Loyce there so while Brenda and Loyce were able to shop like they like to Rod and I wandered around and had a good visit while we pawed our way through all the tools and various and sundry junk that was for sale there. After we found the girls and ascertained that they had spent all their money we headed over to Wendy’s for Rod’s favourite lunch. Then it was off to home to prepare for guests for dinner.
From the left Odel, Laurie, Loyce, some old Arizona cowboy who stumbled into the fire, Rod with Biscuit and Brenda joined us at our site is Usery Mountain Regional Park to enjoy the sunset and a little of Brenda’s cooking. Sorry about the smoke Laurie but it seems to have been following you.
We have been following both Laurie and Odel’s Semi-True Tales of Our Life on the Road, and Rod and Loyce’s Retired Rod blogs for a couple of years at least and although we met Rod and Loyce a couple of years ago this was our first visit with Laurie and Odel. Every time we meet somebody who we have been following it never fails to amaze me how in tune we seem to be. Like meeting old friends we have a lot of stories about our travels and how we got into this lifestyle but there are none of those awkward silences it is just great laughs and cementing relationships with folks who we have a lot in common with.
And it always helps to break bread together to help with that cementing.
And those who read us regularly know we rarely stop at bread, this time Brenda did a great bunch of steaks, some salad and a bushel of those great Louisiana shrimp we harvested on our earlier swing through Baton Rouge.
I get a lot of comments from folks about how we always seem to be talking about eating or showing pictures of what we are eating, so I thought a little explanation was in order. I try to keep the blog focussed on things like eating because if those of you are still working knew how much fun we were really having it is unlikely that we could keep you all off the road and working to fund our retirements. But we are certainly thankful for the sacrifices you are making to help us enjoy our golden years.