We've finished our first week of volunteering at Central Methodist University.
We were instructed whom to contact here, which we did. Leonard was told to work with the maintenance crew. Allan (the other volunteer) and I were asked to work with housekeeping. They really don't seem to need us. We've scrubbed gym bleachers, wiped down walls, washed windows and done a few other odds and ends. I've yet to work a full day. I feel they are just making work for us. Having worked with other agencies, I have always felt we served a purpose. None of us feel that with this project.
Leonard and I have decided to leave on Friday and go about 60 miles east where we have friends who live nearby. We will spend one week at a local campground before heading to St. Louis to fly back to MD and NJ for a week.
On a good note - while in NJ we will be settling on our house and my daughter Terri will officially be the new owner. YIPPEE! That new King Ranch F350 will be paid off.
This morning Leonard and I took a ride to see two state parks. Boones Lick and Arrow Rock. Boones Lick gets its name from the salt streams which animals would seek out. At one time there were salt wells owned by Daniel Boone's sons.
Then we drove to Arrow Rock State Park. The visitor center is chock full of items from the area. Arrowheads, old farm implements, household goods, armaments and an outline of the history of the area including information on Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark
While walking we saw lots of these wildflowers. Can someone tell me the name?
Now I gotta figure out what I did to my camera. These pictures are really faded out.
Until next time......
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