Bob and Melodie

Jeff's and Karen's last night in the Bluegrass State proved to be one of warm welcome.  Arriving in Marion, KY and anticipating Jeff's arrival from Utica, Karen first encountered Bob, who cordially offered to back her trailer into a tight spot in Marion's only little RV park.  Bob and Melodie are full time residents here, living in their Class A motorhome with three small dogs.  After a lifetime in heavy construction, Bob (an ex-Marine), is suffering from COPD, with only 4% function remaining in one lung.  Years of inhaling concrete dust from rebuilding the nation's interstates took a toll on his health.  Melodie works in the county detention center, supervising the kitchen.  Their hospitality was genuine, a wistful reminder of the many kind and generous people Jeff and Karen met throughout Kentucky.