The year in Wichita is fast drawing to a close. What a joy it has been to be this close to Carla (once again) . She spent Easter with us and we celebrated her birthday as well. And then I was blessed to have her present to make my Mother's Day complete. NOTE: On Mother's Day, Carla was with us...and on Father's Day, Jo was able to be with us - isn't that great? We each got to share our special day with one of our children!
The church family honored us with a Texas Barbeque lunch following worship--good food, great fellowship, and special memories to take back to Texas with us. This is our dear friend, Bob McCune, leading the group in singing "Home on the Range" to bring the festivities to an appropriate close!
One of the highlights of our weekend with Carla and friend Pat in Wichita was the opportunity for us to meet some more members of our friends' family. Sam and Mardelle Moyers' family from California were in for a visit - and their son-in-law is Eric Close. Carla had been a big fan of "Without a Trace" which Eric did for 7 years. Most recently, he is in a summer series entitled "Chaos". He was charming, down-to-earth, and the whole family was just plain fun to be around!
And then the day arrived - we left Wichita heading towards Elkhart IN to pick up our new RV and trade in this one. Here is Jerry making the last run on this Itasca that has given us so many fabulous memories--it has served us well, and we are so glad we had it. I called the folks we bought it from, and left them a message telling them how much we had enjoyed it..how many miles we had put on it..and what a blessing it had been to us. I had a nice call back from them catching us up on what had been going on in their lives, including a battle with cancer. Finally, we are in Elkhart, and Jerry gives a big "thumbs up" as he examines the new Phoenix Cruiser. (You can check it out on their website, if you are interested - model 2400.) We are so very pleased with it!