Spoke to Merle Lilly this afternoon. He is doing okay but did not make it out West this year. He is having some hip problems and needs to have his left hip replaced. He is hoping this will happen after the 1st of the year and for now is walking with a cane. Merle said other than the pain in his hip he feels pretty good most days. He did do some camping in Georgia this past weekend and said he enjoyed it.
I did give him the 2007 dates for Bullards Beach but he told me he will have to wait and see how his hip is by then. He would really like to travel West again but he will just need to see how it goes. He did mention a Scamp
Camp in Feb somewhere back East and told me to invite everyone back to see him. Merle promised to keep in touch and keep me updated on his hip.
He wanted me to send a big HELLO to everyone and wishes them well. So this
is from Merle Lilly in Sarasota, Florida to all of you.