Sometimes, though, we run across really memorable people. It happened at North Whidbey RV Park at Oak Harbor when we met the couple who manage it -- Tom and Carolyn. Real nice folks.
Because I'm a talker (as though you didn't know), I immediately struck up a conversation with Tom when he stopped by our campsite to clean out some trash left behind from the people who were here before us. I learned Tom is a cop. No... more than that... Tom is a cop's cop. Yes, this is the guy I'd call for help even if I were police officer. Better still, Tom is married to a cop. That would be Carolyn. Not just a female cop, mind you, but an undercover cop. The absolute nicest people you'd ever hope to meet just minding their own business running a campground. You'd just never guess the wonderful things these people have done with their lives and I couldn't do justice trying to explain it.
In two days, Tom will be in Pakistan. That's really why Tom is a hero to me. He's with a small group of who go for a few months every year to help train the fledgling police force there. Tom's not bragging about his efforts, he's just doing something he likes to do and wants to do.
I teased Carolyn a little bit about letting Tom go into harms way. She just gave a smile and told me how much she believes in him and what he does. That's why Carolyn is a hero to me.
This, I just had to share.
There are some other heros on Whidbey Island too. Our campground is only about 5 miles from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Navy jets take off, land and fly really low over the campground nearly every day and night. It's a very loud but comforting sound. Thanks to all who care enough to serve America.
|I couldn't help but stand outside and watch!|