We are Sam and Kim Wilkins and we are retired full time RVers in search of 70 degree weather. Our home is now a 42-foot fifth wheel.
We sold our home and more of our belongings in order to see what this great United States has to offer by way of beautiful scenery. Along the way we have met some of the nicest people.
Here we are still in Wild Wonderful West Virginia and we’re still busy. We’ve enjoyed visiting with family and friends. We have had visits from them, we’ve made trips to their house to visit them and we’ve gone to events to spend time with them as well.
First, we attended the graduation of our nephew, Tim Wilkins, at Stonewall High School. We are so very proud of Tim and look forward to seeing him continue to bloom in the New Market/Shenandoah County area.
Next, we attended the graduation of our grandson, Bryan Coyle, at Warren County High School in Front Royal. He has been accepted at Bridgewater College and will start this fall. We are so very proud of Bryan and look forward to watching him reach his goals.
The third graduation we attended was for our granddaughter, Corinn Skates, from Broadway High School. She is so very talented. We cannot wait to see what her future holds. We are so very proud of you Corinn.
It was such a great pleasure volunteering for a HALT Foundation event with my dear friend, Barbara Robbins, on her farm and horse stables. We were working with a peer mentor group sponsored by Church World Services. The group consisted of high school students who arrived here from countries from all over the world. These students were introduced to horses, some of them for the first time. They also had the opportunity to explore the Robbins’ private cave, some of the students just loved it and others were tentative but were glad they had the opportunity to challenge themselves to go out of their comfort zones. It was such fun getting to know them and watching them enjoy the beautiful countryside on a gorgeous sunny day.
I had the pleasure of meeting a 10 day old foal by the name of Shiloh.
We came at the end of baseball season but were able to take in a couple of games where our grandsons, Matthew and Levi, were competing in tournaments.
We rode to Trout pond to visit our son and his family and share a meal of BBQed ribs which were so very yummy. I waded out into the pond to cool my feet on a very hot day.
The Broadway Fireworks display was fantastic and we got to see some old cars.
We celebrated with friends and fellow campers for Sam’s birthday as well as our 45th Anniversary with food and fellowship.
The blessings just keep on coming. We love being in our home state. It is such a comfortable place to be. What little traveling we have planned will be later in the summer but I’ll keep up updated.
Our decision to sit still for a while was influenced by the rising cost of fuel. Our country needs prayer and healing, we pray for the US every day along with prayers for unrest in other parts of the world. We have found comfort in attending church again. I hope everyone reading this finds the same kind of comfort you need to get through whatever you may be facing.
Blessings to you all till next time.