Visiting friends is always on our list of things to do. So as we plotted our trip back to the west and south a stop in southern New Hampshire was in the works to visit my buddy-Steve. We have known each other for over 30 years. We both served in the Coast Guard most of that time in the same mission program so our paths crossed a number of times over the years.
Like many friendships among transitory folks, we see each other after long periods in between. Most of the time, this seems to make no difference to us and we pick up right where we left off. As usual there is a lot of shop talk. Since we are both long retired, that would be old shop talk. We also have some common ground in the work we did after the Coast Guard.
Steve adopted a puppy who was going to be put down when he was born with water on the brain and was considered unsuitable. Steve rescued him and they are now constant companion. He calls Burt his special needs dog. Halley and Burt seemed to get along right away without any struggles.
Steve has an interesting avocation. He collects and restores antique motorcycles and cars. He has a number of very special units which he showed on the first day of our visit. Unfortunately, I was so busy talking, I never thought to get any pictures.
Since he has a large property, we were able to camp right there. It was a great visit and I look forward to our next get together.