This moment in time…

A journal of our travels and how we arrived at this moment in time!

Touristy things…

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Today I was able to sleep in again and Craig slept until 8:00. Rare, but much needed. We finally departed the hotel around 11:30 and went to eat lunch. We stopped at Bob Evans, a chain restaurant up in this neck of the woods, and it was really, really good. I never thought I would say this, but I am pleased to say we ordered from the “senior” menu. I got pot roast over mashed potatoes with carrots and onions, and Craig ordered meatloaf with green beans and broccoli. (He’s watching the carbs.) All of it was de-lish!

After lunch, we stopped at Menards which is similar to a Home Depot or Lowe’s back home. It is a very nice store, has a ton of stuff, clean, and very organized. We are still looking for our chairs and thought they might have them. Lo and behold, they did… and it was a perfect fit!
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Well, not really.  So we passed, and our search continues.

Craig has been wanting to visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

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This is a museum that displays 60 vintage RVs dating back, I believe, to the early 1930s. Here’s a sampling of what is on display.

 

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And then there was the 1931 Mae West Housecar.

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This 1931 Chevrolet-based custom made housecar was one of the enticements offered by Paramount Studios to get Mae West to leave the Vaudeville circuit and begin to make movies for them. It is designed as a chauffeur driven lounge and not a “camper” unit. It features a small hot plate stove, an icebox, and a small table to enjoy lunch or a spot of tea. It was used for several years to transport Miss West from her home or hotel to the shooting locations. The story indicates she had a rocking chair on the back porch where she could enjoy the breeze when appropriate.

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And Craig got a little silly with the little lady.  Not Mae West, another lady!
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If you know Craig, he just doesn’t get silly this way. I tell him all the time he needs to lighten up and enjoy life. You know the saying… dance like no one is looking. So, for the second time today, he danced. Whew-hooooo! You go, sweetheart!

On the way home from the museum, we stopped by the dealership to check on our U-Haul trailer.  As we rounded the corner, we noticed there was an RV parked where our trailer was parked, but no trailer!  Craig was instantly in panic mode because the U-Haul contains all of our worldly possessions!  For some strange reason, I remained calm.  We drove around the building and, whew, there it was.  Apparently someone was moochdocking at the dealership and our U-Haul was in the way.  We didn’t mind it being moved, but it did scare us… for a minute.  We also noticed the trailer has a flat tire, so we will need to call the U-Haul center and have them come fix it.  We first noticed the tire was low on our last fuel stop prior to arriving in Elkhart, so we aired it up.  Praise God we made it safely with no issues!  All is good.

Switching gears, the couple who started the website RV-Dreams, and who we have “followed” for the last several years, are in a campground about a mile from where we are staying. We first met Howard and Linda Payne at the RV rally they hosted in Sevierville, TN this past Spring. They are a very nice young couple who ditched the corporate rat race in their early 40s and have been fulltime RVing ever since. I believe they recently celebrated 10 years on the road. Well, I sent them an e-mail asking if we could meet up for a visit soon and they are game.  We have a dinner date Tuesday evening and are looking forward to our visit!

On a final note, I want to thank everyone who has e-mailed, texted, or called us since we have been gone. It’s a good feeling to know that our friends and loved ones think of us often!

Well, that has been our day. It was nice. Stay tuned…

6 thoughts on “Touristy things…

  1. Looks like you two are having a great time while you wait for your rv. We hope to one day stop by the RV Hall of Fame also. We follow Howard & Linda’s blog and attended a fall 2013 rally they put on. Are you two going to the Reunion Rally next May? Hopefully this Jan. we will be fultimers/workampers. Take care and be safe.

    • Hi, John! I wouldn’t call it a good time. Just trying to keep our minds occupied. LOL! Yes, we plan to attend the family reunion. Just need to sign up. Just 4 more months! It will be here before you know it!

  2. Love love Bob Evans :). Also so cute that chair dwarfs Craig. So happy he’s being silly that’s awesome. Have fun with Howard and Linda and tell them we say hi .

  3. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Just a few more days and you will be able to “fluff” in your sweet little roaming nest!!! Emjoy the cooler weather and the beauty of Northern Indiana. Seeing green in your photos makes me aware that I need to keep on moving our sprinler hose!

    Nothing new on this end — school for us begins on Wednesday. Hello RAT RACE!!! Praying for you! You wouldn’t want to go to Grand Rapids, and hug my sister, would you? LOL

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