We have also visited an Eastern Star Chapter here. Everyone was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The only down side is that it is located on the other side of town from us but the people we met would make it well worth the drive over! We still want to visit with some of the other Chapters in town but we were certainly impressed with our first visit. I have a list of the April meetings in the area for us to check out. I think Allen and Keith may do some visiting with some of the Lodges, too.
We are also planning to do some exploring at some of the area State Parks and check out some campgrounds. We have managed to come up with excuses not to camp for way too long now. I'm looking forward to some nice relaxing weekends away from computers and cell phones (at least for the most part).
Gotta scoot for now...laundry is calling me. I'll keep you updated on our exploring adventures!