Published: April 12th 2009April 9th 2009
Chris & Jan
Chris & Jan provied the music at Camp Blanding
The first few days of this years trip were spent within 50 miles of home.
We stayed at Camp Blanding where we ate, visited with National Guard friends, ate,
listened to some good music, ate, and generally had a great time.
Max asks "Why do you have to live somewhere with so many steps?
It's really hard and sometimes they have to help me up."
On Sunday we decided to attend church in Starke,
since we decided to stay at Camp Blanding until after Elaine's
doctor appointment on Monday. Tuesday morning we left for Tallahassee.
We had a great time in Tallahassee even though it rained most of the time.
We visited with Lauren ( Durham's grandauhter),
Max got a hair cut and we got to watch Lauren on TV several times.
(she's now temporary morning anchor on TV.)
From Talahassee we went to Boluxi, MS where we stayed at Keesler FAMCamp. We saw parts of the air show from our campground and visited with local friends Tommy & his daughter Tammy. On sunday we went to Beauvoir United Methodist and found out it survived the hurricane
elaine durham retirees conf 2009
You can find us in the chow line.
without even getting any water in the church. Having seen the area about 6 months after the storm I'm amazed.
From Boluxi we traveled the rough roads of Lousianna to the town of Kinder where we stayed at casino RV park. It was a very nice park at a reasonable price. We only spent 1 night and moved on to Hempstead, Texas. My back started acting up from all the bouncing but it should be better soon since the roads are better in Texas.
Max " The steps are getting easier and the walks are great, so many new smells."
We spent 2 nights in Hempstead, which is in the middle of blue bonnet country, so we could rest and try to get my back straightened out. My back was a little better so we went for a ride. We saw large fields of wild flowers, visited a pretty state park and went to the Blue Bell ice cream factory. It was fun and the ice cream was great. We're on our way to Stonewall which is close to the LBJ ranch.
There are more photos below