The road can feel lonely at times, even if you’re traveling with a friend. So it was with delight that we have been able to connect with some of the women of PEO as we travel Route 66. We have been honored and humbled by the gracious and warm welcome we’ve received.
Sally and Nan in St. Louis fed us gooey cake and Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard and shared lunch with us at 9-Mile Garden, even thought temps were soaring in the 90s and humidity was about the same.
Vicki in Claremore, Oklahoma, organized six members of her chapter in Will Rogers’s country, and treated us to lunch at the Pink House, the Belvidere Mansion. Thanks to all of you–Vicki, Carol, Sheryl, Sherry, Bobbie, and past-state president Susan. It was a lot of fun.
Sabrina and Deanah in Amarillo gathered eight of their chapter–Lauren, Sammie Jo, Sarah, Judy, Ann, Karla–and met us for lunch at Smokey Joe’s. (Sarah, thank you again for the thoughtful gift of Cadilite earrings–you can never have too many earrings!) We had a great time!
Ruth Ann Litchfield, who, it turned out, is mayor of Tucumcari, New Mexico, graciously took time out of an overwhelmingly busy schedule welcoming 40 motorcycle-riding Chix on 66 to have dessert with us that same evening. (We’ve always been just behind the Chix, so we’ve never met them, but we salute you!)
And, in the Grand Finale, a gaggle of women met us on a corner of the plaza in Santa Fe waving PEO signs–Kathy, Ann, Margaret, Lynn, Laura, and Lynda. Then the next evening, they, and member Bernadette, brought spouses Ed, Bob, Craig, and John to our Air BnB for a PEO-style party, with shared food, silverware. As a special treat, friends of mine from Tucson, Laurent and Nina, joined us as well.
You have all made this trip so much richer and warmer, and we thank you.