(21) Our first RV trip with Ken and Sandra 2003
We had met Ken and Sandra Jones way back in the 80s at The Model Engineer Exposition at Wembley, outside London. Then again at Folkstone for the Euromilitaire figure show. I invited Ken to come over for a Mastercon in 1999, we became friends and by 2003, were taking trips together.
Ken was editor of Military Modelling magazine in London, England for many years. He recently retired in december of 2011.
Our first trip together was in the summer of 2003. We left St. Louis headed south for the Gulf Coast. We stopped along the way in Springfield Missouri where we showed them the apartment Bob had while dating Susan. Pretty crude! Click on images to enlarge.
Then Our first house ever. We lived there from December of 1965 to January of 1967 when we moved to St. Louis. Click on images to enlarge.
On the road!
Then on to Branson. Click on images to enlarge.
King Bob! Click on images to enlarge.
Lake Taneycomo/The Branson area is a beautiful place. Click on images to enlarge.
From there we went directly to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Susan and I had been coming here during the winter for several years. We loved the area that was within easy driving distance to New Orleans, Buloxi and Gulfport. We continued returning until Hurricane Katrina struck. We returned once a few years after, but it just wasn’t the same anymore. The damage was just incredible. Click on images to enlarge.
In Landry’s restaurant in Buloxi. Click on images to enlarge.
Bob in the Coach, a 2000 Holiday Rambler Imperial, 40 ft. diesel, our third coach.
At a car show in Gulfport. Click on images to enlarge.
Ken in Landry’s.
Susan getting ready to go out in the coach. Click on images to enlarge.
Bob and Susan by the beach in Gulfport.
Sandra at Landry’s, Buloxi. Click on images to enlarge.
Then a day trip to New Orleans French Quarter. The dogs are along as usual! Click on images to enlarge.
Southern Star, our second Dobie laden with necklaces! Check out the look on her face!
Porn shop on Bourbon Street. Click on images to enlarge.
Then back on the road towards Tunica and Memphis. The girls went to the Elvis Presley mansion while Ken and I toured Elvis’ airplanes.
Packin’ up the Durango. We tow it behind the coach. Click on images to enlarge.
At Tunica, Susan hits the casinos.
Memphis by the Mississippi. Click on images to enlarge.
Then on to Lake of the Ozarks and one of our favorite restaurants, J.B. Hooks. They have a filet mignon steak charbroiled and stuffed with crab and lobster, and their Oysters Rockefeller! Yummy!!! Click on images to enlarge.
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Then back home to St. Louis and the daily grind at VLS.