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family and friends of B J and Jim, so you can follow our travels. We
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arrived in Florida on November 3 and spent the first night with the
Rousseau's. Dave and Roberta are former MMAPers and very gracious
hosts. They live near Jennings just over the Florida/Georgia state
line. Later in the month we had lunch with Ray and
Marlene Jordan (at right) who are fixing up a winter home in Lakeland,
too are MMAPers who have gone associate. Tap the picture to
see a picture of the Rousseau's
stayed for two weeks at the Thousand Trails Park near Orlando. While we
were at the Orlando park I saw hot air balloons on my
walk most mornings. I walk with ear buds in my ears and about jumped
out of my skin when I glanced up one morning and discovered a balloon
top of me. I could almost feel it's hot breath on the back of my
neck. Once I removed the ear buds it certainly sounded like hot
breath as they tried to climb clear of the trees.
at the Orlando park I finally cornered a couple of Sand Cranes to get
a picture. While I was trying to focus the camera I talked to them, urging
to pose for me. They had a short burbling conversation and then
proceeded to do a little dance for me. The one on the left reminds me of
that famous picture of Marlyn
After two weeks we moved to the Thousand Trails Park about 90 miles south. We
had Thanksgiving with the Gardiners in Naples and I was so busy
having a good time I forgot to take pictures. Right after
Thanksgiving we left for Bonifay,about 400 miles northwest in the
Panhandle, where we worked on a MMAP project. The men renovated
several rooms on the top floor of Palmer House. At left is
Harold Leiting sanding the floor. Harold is in his 80's and still works circles around everyone else.
MMAP ladies didn't have much work to do on this project, but we did
enjoy a Ladies Day Out in Dothan, AL. We had lunch at Mildred's Tea
Room, a big old house with a spacious front porch, which was nicely
decorated for Christmas. The group managed to finish three weeks of work by
December 15 so everyone would have time for Christmas Celebrations.
Pictured on the porch at Mildred's are B J, Lois Newman, Nancy
Stall and Donna Griffin.
We knew Bob and Nancy Harter would be at Peace
River and had planned to spend the holidays with them, but
were surprised to discover Dave and Sandy Fall, whom we'd never met
(also MMAPers) parked just across the street. We went to
church three times and out to dinner twice celebrating Christmas and
years together and had a great time. It's such a blessing to
everywhere you go. Oh, the turtle! Well click on the picture and I'll
tell you about it.
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months each year we volunteer for the Mobile
Missionary Assistance Program.
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