It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Busy Trip

Our Location Today, Middlebury, Indiana, U.S.A.

It's amazing how taking time away from home and being on the road is busier than being at home.
Kathy and I returned to Shipshawana yesterday looking for a mountain decal for the back window of our trailer. When we had been here two years ago many of the merchants at the Flea Market had those particular decals but we had our older trailer so we ignored that theme. This year none of the booths had any decals what-so-ever. There had also been a couple of shops that also carried them. Yesterday we only found one shop that carried window decals but nothing about mountains. Fortunately that shop took our information and will contact their supplier if it can find such a decal in its inventory.
By the time we got back to the trailer it was around 4:30 and warm enough to run the AC. This meant shutting all the windows in the trailer so I was able to run the compressor and nailer gun without disturbing any of the neighbouring RVers. The end result was the completion of the shelf edging which scratches another project off the list.
Sandy and Gerry had an appointment to bring their trailer to a company that specializes in repairing RV damage. By the time Kathy and I had returned from Shipshawana they had already returned from Elkhart and reconnected their trailer. The news is the trailer could be into the shop for next Tuesday and be finished by Wednesday which means they still be returning home on schedule.
Today Kathy and I went exploring Elkhart. The reason being that next Thursday we have an appointment at MorRyde for an upgrade on the Pinbox and we are also having an Escape Ladder installed on our trailer. The campground we are presently at is not recognized in our GPS. Luckily on our search for the MorRyde Service department today the GPS zig-zagged us throughout the city but brought us right to our destination. Everyone knows how reliable GPS's are! There is nothing like being misdirected when your pulling a 38 foot fith-wheel through the slums of a city. Been there, done that!
 Last week before we left home I had contacted our Cell Phone provider to make arrangements for phone coverage while we travel in the U.S. When we tried to use it a message said we had no connection and our phone could only be used for emergency services. Not what I set up but I'll deal with that when I get home.
 After lunch and this yummy dessert we explored a few other locations including Walmart. Gerry and Sandy picked up Trac Phones while they were in Florida this past winter and had nothing but good things to say about it. Weeks ago Rick Doyle from Rick & Paulette's Rv Travels had reviewed his own experience with this product and had nothing but praise for it. Recently Shoeless Joe from Travelin' With John was writing of ordering the same phone and all its advantages. By the time we walked out of Walmart we now have U.S. phone service for all our upcoming trips with no contract and for less then the what it would have cost us for two months by our Canadian provider. Even after punching in a few numbers we can call Canada and it doesn't cost us a penny. How's that for full service.
 Tomorrow will be another day for exploring and accomplishing chores around the trailer but until then there is only one way to end the day. Be Safe and Enjoy!

PS His shoes are dusty. LOL (Editor wrote)

It's about time. 


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  1. Welcome to the land of Tracfone. My new one arrived today and I'm busy trying to climb over the learning curve. Liked the area pictures.

  2. Being fulltime we have our main phone that is good in Canada, USA and Mexico. And because I wander about a lot on my own have picked up a Trac phone for use in the states. In Canada I found Seven Eleven Stores have a great deal on a no contract phone called Speak out (against contracts) $20.00 worth of airtime is good for 365 days.

  3. We also used the tracfone this it and no can put all your canadian family on 800 numbers...they cost you but you don't have to dial a pre code to use it...we had the one where everytime we purchased minutes they doubled...the days and the minutes....we have over 500 days still left on it and lots of minutes so when we cross back over we only need to turn it on...

  4. Sounds like from your readers you made the best choice. We have to figure what we are going to do about Canadian phones as we still have one year left with our U.S. carrier AT&T. Looks to be a neat area you are visiting in. Have a Great Saturday!

  5. Sometimes I don't know whether i trust our GPS or not.