Since we are going to be moving to our relatives our blog will not be everyday. We will have 50 AMP FHU next to a garage. It isn’t that bad of course but I can only mention it on the blog so many times which will be seldom. If we go somewhere that might be of some interest, we will post it. Otherwise, see ya….
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here is our site in Gordonsville, VA. It’s a Coast to Coast. One of the best we seen for a Coast to Coast park. We will stay here for four nights with Carol’s two brothers. Each are RVers and have their own rigs.
An Eagle fan asked which picture of a Bald Eagle was my favorite. This is it hands down. I use it for my desk top background. You can see the veins in his eyes. It’s so cool!!! If anyone wants a higher pixel picture sent to them let me know.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well, Denny & Susie ORR finally found some place they could call their own. Of course, Orrville. Who would have thought. It’s a nice little town close to Wooster where we are for Chp 36 Red Neck Rally this Friday thru Sunday.
Can’t leave Denny Orr and Carol alone for a moment. Their really getting into that toilet. Pun is intended.
This was only a very few people that were out. It’s 9 PM and they are talking some red neck trash for this weekend. It’s two days before the rally and they have 31 rigs already. They’re expecting 40 rigs to show. Hey, it’s already a success. Some are now expecting to go to the Gypsy Journal Rally next month and show off their red neck collection. Hey, maybe they can go on tour and then overseas and then….who knows where these red necks can go. Most people know where they can go! GRIN……..
Tomorrow it’s a early start to do 500 miles to Gordonsville, VA.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Isn’t this a nice looking 10 year old rig. It shines a lot more than our 08 Farton. Folks, this is a nice looking paint job. I think Jose at Earl Schrieb did it. It’s a 1999 Ultimate Advantage and the proud original owners are Denny & Susie Orr. Job well done !!
REAL NICE……………… it goes with Denny’s yellow shirts. NOT!!!
They already got some red neck trailers here that I will show tomorrow. I think these people put the red in red neck…..
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday (17 Aug) morning it was raining pretty hard. We decided to stay another day at Elkhart Campground. Looks like the famous Shipshewana Flea Marker will be a wash out for tomorrow. Al least the rig is getting a good rinse. We haven’t been in a rain or even a wash this good. All that dust should be gone for the most part. Looks like we will go meet Denny & Susie Orr, Escapees Chapter/VCR Directors in Ohio tomorrow (Tues).
This is Ron & Brenda Speidel. They arrived at the campground during the cookout. I think they enjoyed having dinner ready for them, even if they were the cheeks of a fish. They will be in charge of parking at Nick’s Rally in Celina in September.
When we arrived Saturday (15 Aug) at the Elkhart Campground, this RV was moving out. It was being delivered somewhere. Maybe at the RV Museum here in Elkhart. It was a real clean oldie and was looking good. It was on a flatbed of a transporter not a tow truck.
Friday (14 Aug)
This is Ron and JerriLea Hopf. We by passed Wisconsin Dells when we got their invitation to visit them. They were a few more miles down the road near the small city of Congress, IL. They volunteered to work at a church retreat over the summer. This area was their old stomping grounds. They were very familiar with the retreat in years past.
This was over several days as you can see. I think we are suffering from jet lag due to all the time zones from Alaska. We just have gotten into a Eastern Time Zone routine yet.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Lue Reed, beloved wife of Dick, and friends to all that met here, passed away this morning.
She always would tell you, “Isn’t this a great life?” and she meant it with all of her heart. She could make you smile at the dearest things. She was always looking for her little dog, Darlin. “Have you seen Darlin? ” was a pretty sweet question she had for everybody.
Lue, to answer your question, “Isn’t this a great life?”, Yes and yours was a special greatness. Lue, you will be missed by all us that knew you.
Good bye sweetheart……..
Dick’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We left at 6:15 AM to beat the heat. Needless to say we got a pretty sun up.
I guess you can say this truck driver was just “winging it.”
Tomorrow we should be at a Coast to Coast park called Christmas Mountain at Wisconsin Dells. Not sure about Wi-Fi there. I know they got a lot of trees.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
BAD, BAD, BAD……Last night after we parked for the night at the closed weigh station I did a walk around inspection like I always do. What I found blew my mind. I couldn’t believe it. The Honda tow bar bracket (attached to the Honda) moved 2 inches up/down when I checked it. It is not suppose to move at all, since it’s attached permanently behind the front end to the car frame. It was dark and nothing could be done. I had a hard time sleeping. The next morning at 6 AM I decided to take the front end off the car – it’s just fiberglass and I had my $14.95 tool kit from the Pep Boys Auto store. I got the front end off. The bracket was suppose to have 8 blots/nuts. It had only 7 and one of them was just setting there. That left 6. ALL were so loose that the entire bracket was moving up/down with a slight hand lift. It was just about ready to pull off. I know it would not have gone 10 miles. This type of bracket the tow safety chains are hooked to it. Also, the emergency brake away switch is attached to it. It other words, going down the road if the bracket gave away to the loose bolts, the entire bracket and front end would have pulled away from the car. The car would not stop rolling. That could have been a very bad accident to say the very least. VERY BAD experience. That’s an adventure that we know happened to friends of ours. They were lucky – they just lost a car over a cliff. I tighten the bolts and put the front end back on. Needless to say I checked it several times and it appears to be OK for now. Near future plans include to replace the nuts and blots and use locking nuts. Why the installer would not use them on something like this is irresponsible in my back yard mechanic mind. As a matter of fact, they should have been spot welded.
Mommy, mommy who are these important people. Oh, they’re just tourists who had a bad morning. Look good for them. Stay near me. They will probably put us on their blog.
And then we went back to our 50 AMP with 2 ACs. It’s friggin hot here. Oh we got one good campfire story at the campground. Just remind me about the guy that asked where we were located. It started a campground thing and someone wanted someone to kiss someone’s behind and from there it got a moonie. Yes, moonie at the campground – just remind us when you see us. Anyhow, depart tomorrow and stay somewhere in Minnesota.