My wife, Ardie Kendig, and I have been married for 42 years, and during that time we have owned 10 Corvettes. Two C3s, Two C4s, Two C5s, Three C6s, and our current "baby" is a 2017 Admiral Blue C7 Corvette Stingray. We were members of the Texas Corvette Association back in the early 1990s, and had the pleasure of participating in the first Corvette Caravan to the official opening of the National Corvette Museum in 1994. Shortly thereafter we had to drop our membership as our professional careers did not allow for the time necessary to be an active participant in club activities. In March of 2019, after 48 years in Christian Ministry, I was able to retire from full-time work. We immediately rejoined the TCA, and signed up with Rick Creekmore for the 25th Anniversary Corvette Caravan. We now look forward to our regular monthly meetings, and scheduled events with all the great people of our Corvette club.
My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world, leading teaching and preaching missions, as well as group tours to historical locations including the Holy Land, Egypt, Jordan, Zimbabwe, China, Southeast Asia, French Polynesia, Russia, Western Europe, Alaska, and Hawaii. I am also a licensed private pilot with over a thousand hours logged in single-engine private aircraft, although no longer current at this time.
We hope that the year 2021 will be an improvement over 2020, and that our club membership will be able to enjoy many activities and car shows, that had to be either cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.