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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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It Feels Good !

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

Even though we haven't travelled that far from our home base it still feels good to be on the road again with our trailer for the first time this season. Unfortunately Kathy has been hestitant on taking pictures of the trip because she is too busy making certain our GPS is bringing us safely to our destinations.

Sunday being a short run we decided on a late departure time so we made arrangements to meet our travelling companions Gerry and Sandy Bronstien on the Canadian side of the Ambassador bridge so we could eat lunch before making the normally short crossing but long inspection at immigration. The surprise was that it flowed fairly quickly and we were on our way in less than twenty minutes. A First!

After stopping for groceries we had checked in to the Campground by 3:00 but here is where our day turned sour. The person that escorted us to our pull-through sites brought us in from the wrong side. When he tried to rush me into my site I just took my time and eased in with no problem. Unfortunately when he rushed Gerry at manuevering into a tight spot misfortune struck. Even though Gerry made a Textbook turn there was a tree by the edge of the road that stopped everything.
This put a damper on the remainder of the day. If the guide had brought us into our sites from the proper direction of the pullthrough and not rushed Gerry this would not have happen but on the other hand we are in control of our vehicles and are responsible for its movement.
Monday morning we pulled out around 9:30 and drove to General RV in White Lake Michigan to have warranty work completed on our trailer. The paper work took longer than the actual work so we didn't leave until just before lunch.

A stop at a nearby Applebee's for lunch and we were back on the road headed for Elkhart / Middlebury Indiana KOA. The roads were busy but not crowded so it made the trip relaxed and unrushed.  As mentioned earlier Kathy was busy keeping the GPS honest where it is set to avoid Toll Roads it kept trying to send us on them. With only two stops one for nature calls and once for fuel we arrived and were safely set-up by 6:00.
Once we had levelled  had a snack for supper we finally managed to unwind and enjoy our first cold but enjoyable campfire of the year. We also met and shared our fire with Horace and Francis who were up from Florida. They are here having repairs to their Motor Home done at the factory because everytime their dealer tried to fix the problem it came back worse.

After repeated requests to Ron Bunge at the Hitchitch forum It's about time has now been added to this Great RV Forum, Due to unkown Internet we'll do our best to keep you posted of our adventures as they happen. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time. 


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  1. Welcome to Indiana! We are straight south of you.

  2. Glad to see there is finally movement. Enjoy the ride.

  3. Congratulations on being added to Hitchitch! Well deserved.

    Sorry about Geri's mishap. Although I have a little trailer, there are still things that can reach out and grab it so no matter how much someone tries to rush me they are wasting their energy. When Rich and I were at Diamond Lake years ago when a couple pulled up in a brand new rig--first time out and the guy directed him right into a picnic table. Ugh. (The first scratch/dent always hurts the worst).

    I usually get out and look for those low poles that lurk in gas stations--just waiting for the person in a rush. Saw someone pull their whole bumper off with one.

    Enjoy your travels--even if they are close by. You don't have to go far to feel like you're far from home.

  4. Sorry to hear about that fender bender but those things do happen. Hopefully the rest of your journey goes smoothly travel safe

  5. We've been dropped from HitchItch before & I think it's simply because when we are home for the summer we are not traveling. I'll have to go have a look & see if we've been dropped since arriving home this time. I can understand them wanting to gear the site for people actively RVing.

  6. sorry to hear about your friends fender bender...happy to see you guys are on the road!!! Safe travels