Wednesday, the 5th, we went out to dinner with Gary & Mary Olson to Reeves Steak and Sea Food. Marilyn, Gary and I had the rib eye steaks, and they were good. Mary had a chicken dinner, and we all partook of their delicious salad bar. Then, last night, the 6th, Mary cooked us a pork chop dinner in her crockpot, and Marilyn provided her delicious blueberry crumb cake for dessert. Shared meals with great friends are always wonderful. During our morning walk we met Jim Lynch and his delightful wife. They were parked next to our friends Gary & Mary, so of course we had to stop, talk and be introduced. We learned that Jim (retired in 1999) was the IRS Chief of the Examination Division in the Nashville District. I enjoyed meeting him. (I spent most of my career working in the Atlanta District Examination Division).
This morning, the 7th, we had to say goodbye to our friends Gary & Mary because we had decided this would be our day to leave The Allegro Campground in Red Bay, AL. We could have left on the 5th when our repairs were completed, but (in addition to wanting to spend a couple of days with Gary & Mary), we decided to wait a couple of days to make sure that the repairs stayed repaired. Our route to eastern Alabama was to go west to Mississippi to go north for 18 miles on the Natchez Trace to US 72, and then east through Decatur, Huntsville, to Parnell Creek RV Park in Woodville, AL.
Tomorrow we get to go see Bea and Bennit Mason in Lyerly, GA.