Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | February 1, 2009

Meet Bud Kuball and Julie Paradise

Julie Paradise and Bud Kuball

My first day in Las Vegas, I went to visit Bud and Julie as they were leaving for a week-long Mexican cruise the very next morning.

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 to go the full preplanned route and schedule. We returned to the United States at Douglas, AZ on December 9, 2004. Early 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 there is a full-page photo of Julie dancing on a bar in Leon, Mexico. In her previous 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, 2005.

Julie stayed home to pack for their trip while Bud, his oldest son Glen and I went to enjoy a great buffet meal at the Orleans Casino.

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