Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ohio Army friends

004(Jan) Chuck and Bruce went through Pershing Missile AIT together at Ft Sill, Oklahoma before being assigned to an Army unit near Heilbronn, Germany. Rita and I arrived in Germany one week a part to join our Army husbands there. They became like family to us as we spent the next couple of years together.

Through the years we have visited a couple of times as our families grew; the last time being 25 years ago! They welcomed us with open arms as we spent a long week-end together reminiscing about Army times. Times such as going to Paris, 24 Hours of Lemans, Rudesheim, 008Germany Beer Fests, the Laundromat at Wharton Barracks, eating at Stetton & Tillie’s and duty at Grafenwoehr, Red Leg and Kleingartach for the guys. Rita was like a second mom to our son Brent who was born during our time there. We’re so very grateful that we shared the Germany experience with these two wonderful people!

Saturday night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Riverbank CafĂ© in their hometown Hamilton, Ohio. And after a drive around the city to see the sites we returned to have cherry pie for dessert. Chuck and I were able to park our MH in their country drive so it was easy popping in and out of their house and our rig to visit. Sunday was spent visiting in lawn chairs in their beautiful backyard and later inside in the A/C as the temps were in the 90’s with lots of humidity. Monday was back to work for Rita and a travel day for Chuck and I. Thanks so much for a wonderful time Bruce and Rita! We will not wait 25 years for the next visit!


Nancy said...

Good to see you guys had a nice time in Cincinnati with your friends after our Indy visit. Hope you're surviving in the unbelievable heat and humidity as you make it across Indiana again. Stay safe. See you down the road.
Nancy and Jerry

Jim and Bobbie said...

It's so wonderful that this RV lifestyle we both enjoy, affords us the opportunity to see old friends like this. Good for you.

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