That's basically what happened with us and our friends Bob and Patty. We first met volunteering at a NOMADS Disaster Relief site in January 2011. And then we met up again in Florida in January 2012. A few months ago, after we posted our travel schedule for our NorthEast Trip, Patty got in touch and we made a plan to see them. They live in Warren, PA and we could not find a campground close by. They were generous enough to invite us to park on their property. So we did!
We arrived in the early afternoon at Bob and Patty's and got set up. They have enough room along side and in front of the workshop for us to maneuver a little bit. That allowed us to get a good satellite TV signal. With electric and water, we were all settled in. Once that was done, we wandered over to their home and got a tour. Patty keeps their very large A-frame Spic and Span clean. It is immaculate! They have a beautiful A-Frame that Bob built years ago. But it looks like is less than five years old. It's really a nice place.
We enjoyed hours on their deck reminiscing and hearing about their stories on the road. They full-timed for over 8 years.
Tragedy struck in 2003 when a tornado struck and wreaked havoc. Ironically, the bridge was in the process of being upgraded in 2002 because it was showing wear. They just didn't get the job done in time.
The bridge is owned by the State now and is a popular park with a good sized new Visitor Center.
Our time with Bob and Patty was too brief, but we were able to make it count in our short visit with them. We look forward to seeing our friends again. We are so glad this lifestyle allows us to catch up with folks like these.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!