Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A High School Reunion

Gary’s high school class from his days in Indiana is a very active bunch.  They have a group on Facebook with many members from the class participating actively.  They have reunions every five years and they have one coming up this month but he won’t be able to attend.  But that doesn’t stop him from finding a class mate 2,000 miles from Indiana and having their own little reunion.

DSCN1307Through the Facebook group Gary discovered that he isn’t the only member of his high school class who is a full time RVer.  Bev King Wilson and her husband Bill also live out of their motor home.  They presently are workkamping at a campground in Moses Lake in Central Washington State.  We needed to find a campground in that area for a couple days over the Labor Day holiday and fortunately they had some available spaces.

DSCN1303We were camped right next to Bev’s motor home.  We had a picnic with her and Bill, her daughter, son in law, three grandsons, their dog Chewy and our Alley Cat.   Gary knows some very nice people around the country who we have met up with in our travels and Bev certainly was another.  Although people in campgrounds tend to be friendly, it is so much nicer to share some conversation with people with whom you have some history.

img_1479We could see why Bev and Bill would like Moses Lake and the campground they are at.  It is right on the shore of Moses Lake which is a part of the Columbia River Watershed.  The Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River provides irrigation water to support a large area of agriculture in Moses Lake region, an area of arid high desert which otherwise could not support farming.  Moses Lake and the related Potholes Reservoir provide irrigation on down stream from Moses Lake.  The campground is directly on the shore of the Lake and has its own boat launch.  The Lake is a major recreational site for this region of Washington.

Bev and Gary both said they will be back to Indiana for the 50th reunion of their class.  I wonder if we all will still be full time RVers in another 5 years?

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