Chatham,  Illinois


June 2008


The MILWIT Central  Rally was held in Chatham in June.  When we pulled into our site, a lady across from us saw our Texas tags and asked where in Texas we were from.  When I said, "Corpus Christi," she got excited and said, "I lived there for 14 years!"  So I asked her where and she said, "Flour Bluff."  That's where the Naval Air Station is and it is also where the property we stay on is located.  So then we asked each other a few more questions, and it just got better and better.   Not only do we know some of the same people, they are VERY good friends of both of us.  What a small world!  The next day we were chatting and I asked Gerrie where she lived in Flour Bluff.  When she told me the street name, I couldn't believe it.  Our long-time dear friends Joe & Dolores owned a house on that street for years.  Turns out Joe & Dolores were their realtors when they bought their house there. 

About twenty coaches were at this rally.  Having a smaller group means you get to know the folks a little better, and that makes it nice.  Another couple we met, Bob & Diane, are both retired military and live in the area.  They ride recumbent bicycles all over trikes, actually!  We enjoyed getting to know them as well as several others we had not met before.  Chatham is next to Springfield, and is boasts many things related to Lincoln, his home, his office, his museum and presidential library, as well as his tomb.  We visited them all.  And as you can tell from photos, we enjoyed lots of good meals together!

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