|This web site is dedicated to my family and hobbies. Veronica
"Ronnie" Landry married me on September 6, 1969. Our family has grown
quite large in the last few years, with both of our children, Bart and Shelley,
having married and as the result six grandchildren, Maddie, Ethan, Lillian,
Collin, Landon and Hayden.
My wife retired in 2004 after 30 years in the Acadia Parish Elementary
School System. I was employed with Rayne
State Bank since February 1976 retired in May 2006. We both love to travel - eating fine
cuisines, making friends, experiencing different cultures, visiting
friends, traveling with RV Caravans and watching movies.
We live in Rayne, Louisiana, a small friendly city community located on
Interstate 10 approximately 18 miles west of Lafayette, Louisiana. We are
located approximately 40 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico as the crow fly's.
Rayne's population is approximately 10,000 and is the cleanest city for
its size in the state of Louisiana. To its credit, it has won many
Cleanest City Contest. The biggest event that occurs here annually is the
Frog Festival,when large crowds converge on the city to
enjoy fine foods, music, dancing, handicrafts, frog jumping and of course the
If you happen to visit, be sure to view the many city Murals painted on
commercial buildings depicting our Cajun Culture. The Chamber of Commerce
can assist with tours. Click on
for more information.
We moved in April 2005 to a new home in Rayne, which grants us a more
suitable residence for our retirement years, less living space and low
maintenance. We assume that in our retirement years, we would want to
travel more and not stay home to maintain a residence. We have now
previously owned three rv's and now own our fourth one, a Newmar Ventana
37 foot motor homes that we utilize to travel throughout the Uunited
States and Canada.
I have many hobbies, but Amateur Radio holds my main interest.
When we moved to our new new QTH (residence) in 2005, I was able to expand my antenna system
and improve my operating conditions considerable. View the link
about na5q in the menu for more information.
I have many more hobbies, which includes computer programming, fishing,
hunting, traveling and gardening. I am experience with Windows and Linux
programs. In the early spring and fall, I spend plenty
of time in the garden growing delicious and healthy vegetables. The harvest
often exceeds our consumption, so we enjoy giving fresh vegetables to our
neighbors, friends and family.
So Come Again and Visit!
Thanks - Vinaka!