Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


We had plenty of time to share our coffee before I had to head off to the cave and lead a couple of tours.

My first tour was with a group of handicapped young kids. They were great even though one young lad was scared and didn’t want to go into the cave at all. I talked to him in an effort to reassure him but that wasn’t getting us very far. I then remembered the spare flashlight I carried and gave that to him. After showing him how to turn the light on and off, I told him he could just leave it on for the entire tour. That seemed to help a lot and we all enjoyed the tour.

When we left the cave I had another group ready for a tour beginning in five minutes. As I stood waiting to take their tickets, the first person in line, an attractive young lady, came up to me and gave me a big hug. I know I had a surprised look on my face because she told me her name, but I recognized her at the same time. I have known her and her wonderful family for years. She was a news anchor on a local TV station, but left to become a Mom. This group also had a wonderful time in the Cave and they stayed to ask some very good questions after the tour was finished.

Marilyn & I left at 3:00 in the afternoon for the drive to Monroe City where I visited the City Hall, saying hello to some old friends, hugging one of the police officers, (female) and visiting the library to show them my books. The librarian happened to be one of my FB friends.

Marilyn & I drove on toward the Dam, stopping at a restaurant called the “Hitchin’ Post” for the Friday night Fish Fry, which was delicious. We met our friends, Steve & Cathy, who were waiting when we arrived. The fish and frog legs were awesome and they served more than we could eat. It was great but we were stuffed when we left to drive home.

Oh My! Life is Good!



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