The Annual Gathering of NOMADS is an event that brings old friends together and allows the members time to have some fellowship, spiritual growth via Bible study, and meetings to conduct the business of NOMADS. It also provides the members with the opportunity to learn about new construction and repair techniques that will help them on future projects.
Our original plan was to travel to the Annual Meeting on Saturday arriving on Sunday, but a last minute change was made. Linda and I were asked to help with the Rock County Farm to Table Party on Saturday night so we delayed our departure until Sunday morning.
We had a safe and uneventful trip through Illinois and into Missouri. We made an overnight stop at Cuba, Missouri. We parked in the Ladybug RV park. The park was quite unique in that it looked like a church camp ground more so than an RV resort. We did find out the campground also served as the location for the Deer Creek Church. The folks were friendly and even gave us a discount when they saw our NOMADS sign. We did have a full service site (water, electric, and sewer) but we were directly under a tree so the TV reception was zero. Oh well, that was good, no TV we could go to bed early and get some rest. Greta was disturbed several times during the night by the animals moving in the area.
On Monday we continued our journey to Branson. We arrived at the KOA site just before noon and learned we were the last to arrive. As we entered we were greeted by our first NOMADS team leader and were made to feel welcome again. During the afternoon several people went to various shows, but Linda and I rested and visited with friends. We are looking forward to a great program and meeting many of the people we have worked with!