Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Monday, September 9, 2013

Catching up with family and friends

Hi all,
  We have been enjoying catching up with family and friends. Saturday the company (Metaltek Inc.) that I worked for had a picnic. I had worked there 37 years and was looking forward to seeing some old friends. I also was missing out on all the good gossip that goes on.) The turn out was disappointing as rain was in the forecast. But I did catch up with a few guys and was surprised about a few of new happenings going on.
  Saturday night we hooked up with forever friends Jake and Dawn. They had celebrated their 25th anniversary while we were gone and we wanted to treat them to a nice dinner. We went to Texas Roadhouse and had good food and a nice time. We finished the evening playing some cribbage and euchre.
  We have the Packer game today and then our sons best friend Mikey is bringing his parents by to talk with us about fulltiming. They bought a fifth wheel and are ready to begin the adventure.
  Our schedule had really filled in for our time here, the time will go by fast. We talked with the volunteer coordinator at Roper lake State Park to get all the details. It all sounds good. Our main job will be entrance center/ gift shop and light maintenance as time allows. We do 24 hours of service and we both have off the same days. We will be by a couple other volunteers and have full hook ups. We will be provided shirts and vests and there is no requirement for any certain colored pants. It is good to have all this figured out and we can now plan our drive there. It is 1700 miles but we have most of October to get there. We should be able to plug in some nice stops along the way.


  1. Congrats on the new gig. Looks like a great park to be in for the winter!

  2. Trip sounds great, a nice long drive from WI to AZ in October sounds wonderful. We'll be heading to the Smokies for 2 weeks ourselves to soak up the fall color and get some end of the season hiking in.