Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
As we are happy to stay put in our comfy RV with our little dog, there are other volunteer couples coming and enjoying contributing to the welfare of the Camp, and then heading off to holiday in Arizona where they are hoping for warmer weather. On the other hand, our dear friends Len and Nettie just set out for Mississippi where they volunteer with Mennonite Disaster Service moving vehicles, and this year are going all the way to Head Office in Pennsylvania for 3 weeks to organize the main work shop of MDS at Lititz. We have never seen such hard-working people as these! Keeps them young, they say… Mel anxiously awaits Len’s arrival because he is the one he can rely on to service the quads, tractors, lawnmowers and other small engines
Friday was a beautiful day, the perfect day to go to Fredericksburg Trade Days. We have made a point of going every year, as it is a very large site. This trip was just to say we had been there again, We found that several of the old junky sites had been cleaned up considerably, and that there were many new vendors. However, there was nothing there that we could not live without. We decided to try out pushing our little dog in his umbrella stroller again, and he was the hit of the day. The only time he was not completely happy and comfortable in the stroller was when another dog appeared. Then it was good that he was also on a leash in the stroller. He certainly was the centre of attention!!
This past weekend, we and another couple, Len and Nettie, decided it was time to make a trip to Harbour Freight in Austin. Not that we needed anything in particular, but it is such a huge “man’s store”, the equivalent of a Princess Auto Superstore, the men were chaffing at the bit to get there, and there are also other stores of interest in that mall. John said I just HAD TO SEE the Fry’s Electronics store that Lauris had taken him to several weeks ago! He was absolutely right! It could be said that if they don’t carry it, it isn’t made – however, we were looking for an otter box for our new Nokia phone we bought from Bell. (That would be the one we are very disappointed with and are not using in the USA because the bills were much higher than we were told they would be, and we have not able to reach the kiosk where we purchased the unit to complain, as the phone number automatically switches to an advertisement (called about 5 times and it happened every time). Fry’s did not have an otter box for that phone… However, we were very happy to find a 750 GB portable hard drive to save our pictures on, for a sale price of $49.99. I have been looking for an affordable one for over a year.
And now we have a brand new ball game. Gerry and Georgia arrived, ready to volunteer at Camp of the Hills for the first two weeks in February. They had been part of several of our tours of duty with Mennonite Disaster Service, including the one where all of our RVs had been parked in a row down the hill by the river, which has often been referred to as “the best one ever”. It was our introduction to Camp of the Hills…