January 19, 2011
Yesterday Mary and I went to visited Bud Kuball and Julie Paradise.
I first met Bud Kuball in December, 2003 in Gila Bend, AZ where we had gathered to begin our 343 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip through Mexico and the seven countries of Central America. As things turned out Bud was the only person with his motorhome, beside myself, to go the full preplanned route and schedule. We returned to the United States at Douglas, AZ on December 9, 2004. Earlier in life Bud was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, he was a pilot for Trans-World Airlines for 36 years. Bud has lived in Las Vegas since 1982.
I first met Julie when she flew into Cancun, Mexico to join Bud for a visit. During the course of our journey, Julie flew down to visit Bud several times. In my Panama or Bust book there is a full-page photo of Julie dancing on a bar in Leon, Mexico. In her earlier life Julie was a flight attendant for Trans-World Airlines for 40 years.
Both of these fine people have become good friends despite the fact we seldom get to see each other. I was last in Las Vegas in January, 2009.
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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