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Sunday in Richmond was another fun day. We gave Becca and Ken a break from us, and we went to IHOP for breakfast. It was close to the hotel, and easy to find. After breakfast, our friends, Cheryl and Katie, met up with us. We had gotten our signals crossed somehow, and because we were supposed to meet them at Cracker Barrell, we went ahead over and just had coffee and dessert while they ate lunch. It was so fun to see them and talk for a while. We met them when we worked at Granite Hill Camp Resort in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania back in 2007, the last year we worked at a privately owned campground before we went to work for the National Park Service. I was the night shift supervisor, and Cheryl was the day shift supervisor. Our shifts overlapped for several hours each day, and we became friends while working there. Her daughter, Katie, worked at the campground, mostly at the boat rental shack.
Katie is a sweetheart. She just celebrated her one year anniversary of marriage to her charming husband. She drove her mom up from the Northern Neck of Virginia where they live now to meet us.
Meeting up with Cheryl and talking for two hours was like we just saw her last week, even though it has been nine years since we worked together. She was always fun to talk to, and that has not changed one bit.
When we walked out of Cracker Barrell, we found this Mama and Papa duck with a brood of ducklings. I think they were lost, but there was a lake nearby and that is probably where they were headed. Cheryl, Katie and I decided to go shopping at Michael’s, which was over by the IHOP where we had breakfast. Yes, more things to stuff in my suitcase on the way home. We had to say our goodbyes to Cheryl and Katie much too soon, but they had to get headed towards home. We went back to the hotel and rested a big, and might have napped a bit too.
When I was refreshed, I called Becca and asked her if she and Ken wanted to go get something to eat. We decided on going to Longhorn Steaks. No good road trip is complete for us without a good, tender, juicy steak. Dinner was as go0d as we expected it to be. While were leaving Longhorn, we saw a New Balance store and decided to come back over there the next day to get Fabgrandpa a pair of shoes.