After all the excitement in Albuquerque, we were looking for some quiet down time. We had the heat still hanging around in north Texas and the snows beginning to come down from the north. We found a nice rv park in Ruidoso and settled in the piney woods, along with numerous deer. We were lucky enough to connect with some old friends from Houston, Joe and Darlene Mazur. They were staying with some friends in a nearby rv park. We joined them for dinner one night and had a ball getting caught up on all the news. We swapped rv stories for hours. What fun!
Sadly, we got the news that we one of our old friends, Pete Meyn had died suddenly. We got out the maps and found the closest “Continental/United city” to us. We drove straight to Lubbock and settled into a KOA there. We flew back to Houston (thank goodness for free flying benefits!), and attended the funeral for our dear friend. David had worked with Pete’s wife, Judy years ago, when they both flew for Hermann Life Flight. Pete and Judy had been our original EMS instructors at San Jacinto College, back in 1982. We treasure those memories and Pete will be missed.
We found the closest Thousand Trails park on the west side of Fort Worth, Bridgeport. There we hovered some more, waiting for the heat to leave north Texas. When the temps finally came down, we headed to our home pad site at Lake Texoma. Whew! One huge scouting circle and in 10 months time, we were back where we started. It was good to be “home” again, especially seeing all the relatives.