Montgomery City, MO
After volunteering two weeks at CMU, we decided to move on down the road (70 miles) to Lazy Day campground.
But before we left Fayette and CMU we drove our NOMAD co-worker Allen Brown to a CMU employee's house to pick up clothing, etc she is donating to the tornado relief in Alabama. After visiting family in Oklahoma, Allen is headed that way to work with UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
We left Fayette yesterday at 9:15 a.m. and arrived at Lazy Day around 10:30. After getting settled for our week here, it was time to just chill.
One reason that we decided to spend a week in Montgomery City is because we have friends who live here. John and Tudie Simpson are away this weekend but expect to be back tomorrow so we can spend some time together.
I met Tudie way back in 1980. The company I was working for opened a glass decorating plant here. I staffed and trained the office and hired Tudie as the office manager. I would return to the plant a couple of times a year to review their procedures and would stay with Tudie. This was before she and John were married.
Unfortunately the plant closed several years ago.
This was long after I had left the company but we have maintained contact through the years. Len and I have stopped by when coming through Missouri.
While in town, Len decided to wash the truck while I sat inside. Seems like a good plan to me.
When we returned to the campground, he decided to wax the truck. Glad he did. We had rain showers during the night and the rain just beaded up on the truck.
This morning we drove to Fulton, MO and found the Walmart. Spent way too much money but we seemed to need a lot. Tonight it's steaks on the grill, cucumber salad, baked beans and potato salad. Ah, life is sweet.