We met Brian, who worked at the Outdoor World campground where we stayed. They had left the C to C system but were honoring prior reservations. we wanted to stay another week and Brian was instrumental in helping us make the arrangements.
He had been divorced quite a while, had relocated to the east coast from California and was still very bitter. We invited him over a few nights and over dinner and wine we pretty much heard his life story.
About 4 months later we got a card from him and he said we had inspired him so much by being friendly and the two of us getting along so well, Susie and I, that he thought he might go back to California and look up his old high school sweetheart.
We were in Malibu, California for Christmas of 1998. We called Brian who now lived in Pasadena, California and he had indeed gotten back with his previous girlfriend and invited us over for a visit to meet her. They were very happy.
The next time we heard from them, they were married. We were invited to the wedding in Monterrey, California, but because we were using the Escapees mail service and moving around a lot we never got the invitation. He had a Lab named Cajan who we met and the wedding was held in a Hotel that allowed dogs, so Cajan attended. We were so disappointed we were not there.
In time we lost touch but when I look at these pictures it seems like yesterday.