Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 and Another Great Day With Friends

Rantoul, IL.

64 deg. haze, NW wind @ .6 mph.

Forecast = Patchy dense fog early in the morning. Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. An isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Light west winds. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Please take some time to remember all those people who died in those terrorism attacks 10 years ago today. I was only a year old at the time, but I can remember what it was like watching the horror on TV, just like it was yesterday.

Looking back on some old files on the computer, for back at that time, I see that Jim and Linda had just started Full-timing in June of that year and in fact were right here in this Campground on that day. In one of the files, Jim states that he believed that life in the United States would be forever changed and was worried about how it would affect all peoples lives.

9-11 did change every one's life. Because of the attacks we have lost some of the freedom we had. The people now have to go through all kinds of security checks, you can no longer cross into Canada and come back with just your drivers license and a copy of your birth certificate. People are being watched by cameras almost everywhere they go in public places, and security in general has increased greatly.

But, you know what? We still live in the greatest country in the world. We can still travel from one end of the country to the next, and pretty much come and go as we please. We still have more freedom than many others in this world have.

We must never forget 9-11 or let down our guard, or it could happen again.

Yesterday was another great day and Jim and Linda spent a good part of it visiting with the "Illinois Bunch". For dinner, Jim and Linda went with Dorthy and Gordy to a Chinese Restaurant here in Rantoul. The others, (for one reason or another), decided not to go, but instead put something together here.

The evening was spent sitting around a campfire over by Denny and Bev's RV and talking.

Today, the "Illinois Bunch" will be leaving here and heading back to their homes. It's been a good 4 days and I know Jim and Linda have really enjoyed them being here. I've enjoyed meeting their RVs and have gotten to know them a little.

Hopefully we can get together again in the near future. : )

Today, instead of a "Did you know" or "Point to Ponder", take a few minutes to watch this Video of the beautiful places in our country.

Be proud and enjoy, but never forget!!

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