Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dothan and Beyond

Rhonda, Richard, Me and Pastor Ralph Sigler, 2004
Naomi Sigler, 2014
We left the Ford shop in the late afternoon and determined to drive pretty much straight through so we could visit our sweet friends Sunday morning at Harvest Church in Dothan, Alabama. 

When we moved from there ten years ago, they threw us a wonderful open house party at a rented store front (the church was under construction). My, we have changed a bunch since 2004, no so Ralph and Rhonda.

After church, we met with friends for coffee; among them was Pastor Ralph's sweet mother, our dear friend, Naomi Sigler. In her eighties, she can still light up a room with her smile. 

Philip Wilson, a Special Friend, 2014
We spent the afternoon and evening with my best friend and soul mate Carol Skipper and her son and hubby. The rest of her clan were away. Carol fed us a meal fit for royalty and the next day, the Siglers took us to a delicious lunch before we headed on south. We didn't see everyone we hoped to connect with at church, but we did hunt down one special guy at Wal-Mart.

One of the perks of life on the road is getting to visit loved ones all across the country, but on the other hand, one of the downers is having to leave precious people as you break away and head off to the next camp site.

The car ran fine and we made it to Ocean Pond Campground with no further troubles. We got unloaded and set up, then took a day to unwind... at the beach. Once again, we were at the Atlantic coastline, sitting in the sun reviewing all that had gone by since we left the shores of the Pacific.
Sunbathers enjoying the Atlantic on a balmy Florida afternoon in October
Next post, we'll meet on the beach once more and I'll wander back on memory lane and bring you up to date on the rest of our trip from Nevada to Vermont, our stay at the Hapgood Pond Camp Ground and the preparations to come here. See you then.


  1. I envy your trip back to Dothan. Those were some of the best days of my life. I don't think there is or ever will be one as wonderful---spirit filled as Harvest. Thanks for sharing, my friend. Love ya, Jo Ann

  2. Yes, there is a special feeling of home and love there. I miss you, my friend, you have a unique and elegant ability to elevate the moment and uplift the heart.