Yesterday being a travel day, I didn't have much to share so I thought I'd wait until this morning to post so I could tell you about our evening last night.
We left Dan & Deb's about 9:40 yesterday morning and had a very pleasant, uneventful drive to our next stop at Murrell's Inlet, SC. Murrell's Inlet is the next town south of Myrtle Beach. We were going to stay overnight in another Cracker Barrel parking lot. (Is this going to become a habit???) Our goal here, though, was to catch up with some old friends from our days at Covenant Baptist Church in Columbia, MD.
Alek & Lorrie had invited us to spend the night with them, but Randy was a little concerned about getting the rig in and out of their neighborhood. So, Alek picked us up at the CB and took us to their house for the evening. Wasn't that nice of them? :)
We've known Lorrie for almost 25 years and Alek for more than 15. We had not seen them for years except for a short visit a couple of years ago when they stopped at the campground we lived in. But, being bonded by our relationship with Christ allows us to pick up our friendship without a hitch. Isn't that one of the wonderful things about being a Christ follower? Family is family no matter how long it's been.
Anyway, Alek & Lorrie have just retired to SC this past June. They have a beautiful home overlooking the community pond. It is very welcoming and comfortable. Of course, I'm sure that's because of who lives there! :) We spent the evening catching up with each other's lives, you know how that goes - work, decision to retire, kids, grandkids, friends, etc. Alek grilled burgers and we had an informal dinner. All of a sudden, it was 9:30!! We needed to get back to the rig and take care of Blackie so it was time to say good-bye. After much hugging and promises to get together the next time we are in the area, Alek took us back to the rig. What a great night.
Here's a picture of Alek & Lorrie. I had wanted to get a picture of their lovely home, but waited too long and it got dark out. Oh, well. Trust me; the house was gorgeous.
God has been so good to us in giving us friends across this country. People that we know we can call up and get together with on the spur of the moment. This is a fantastic life we lead and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for it.
Until the next time . . .