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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Monday, May 12, 2014

Meeting Other Escapees.

Our Location today is Goshen, Indiana.

Even with the heavy thunderstorms we had in this region last night we both managed to sleep soundly and discovered that we hadn’t floated away to a different county. As we were enjoying our coffee and muffin for breakfast before 8:00 this morning the Weather Channel reaffirmed the change from the springtime weather we are now feeling to more like late fall by the end of the week. 

We completed a few things we needed to do as well as doing our morning blog reading all before 10:00 when we left to go explore the vendors building. Since the Rally officially only started this afternoon the Earlybirds could still go visit the vendors and see where they might be interested in spending their money on RV products. 

As soon as we entered the first building the second booth inside the door was that of Nick and Terry Russell better known as the GypsyJournal RV Travel Newspaper. We haven’t seen them since we attended one of their Rallies in Celine Ohio so it was like trying to catch up really quick between other customers visiting their booth. We did walk away with the complete set of Nick’s Big Lake Series as well as Terry’s first cook book all autographed by the authors. 

Next we waved to Jim Guld from Geeks on Tour as he was being swamped by people that have taken computer courses that he and Chris put on. We continued looking around seeing some ideas but holding on to the purse strings for the moment. 
Our new window titled "Trail's End".
We finally walked out to the outdoor vendors’ area to Richard and Ginger Anderson’s trailer to pick up our stained glass RV entry door window. This is an easy way of personalizing the appearance of any RV for a moderate price. Richard made certain to reinstruct us on the proper way of installing it as well as supplying us with the proper sealer for the job. 

We were back at the trailer in no time and once I had my ladder set up the changeover began. I used duct tape as instructed to hold the exterior frame from moving. Next I removed the Opaque glass and cleaned up the remaining old sealer. 

With Kathy’s help we installed the soft seal material to the new window before I installed it in the door. With all the screws snugged there was a bit of sealer that needed to be cleaned back before removing the duct tape.

Up to this point the whole job had only taken about thirty minutes but because I had used industrial grade duct tape when I removed it there was lots of glue left behind that needed to be cleaned off the door and the window frame. Trying everything from glass cleaner to Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to plastic scrubbers we finally got it done in just under an hour. We took pictures to show the Anderson’s and when we told them of the problem cleaning off the glue Ginger said to use Goo Be Gone which Kathy forgot we had in the trailer. 

We stopped at another booth that had a special for the Solution waterless wash and wax. We had talked about this before so this will help us clean the trailer when we can’t use the park water to do it. 
Opening Ceremonies.
We finally got to talk to Jim Guld for a short while and it wasn’t about computers. Both Jim and Chris chose to loose weight recently and are both feeling much better for their efforts. 
Sam and Donna Weibel
The opening ceremonies started at three and ended an hour later with an Ice Cream Social outside. While we were enjoying this treat we once again ran into Sam and Donna Weibel. They had just gotten off duty from helping to park some of the late RV arrivals. We talked for at least a half hour before heading back to our own trailers for supper with the promise of getting together again. 

The Weber Q did a great job of grilling us each a hamburger and asparagus for supper. 
Even the Clauses are Escapees.
This evening Johnny Counterfeit entertained all that were gathered with his renditions of many famous singers and actors. He shared the stage with his band who are his friends and all very talented musicians in their own right. They played music that we all grew up with and encouraged people to sing along. It was a great time had by all and I’m sure that I won’t be the only one with a sore throat tonight from trying to sing those songs that we grew up hearing. 
Johnny Counterfeit.
Tomorrow Kathy and are going back to school to learn more about RVing and other things related. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. The entry door stained glass window is beautiful!

  2. So glad you got to meet up with Sam and Donna!

    Your window looks great!

    We put one in ours too.. not only does it look pretty, but it allows some privacy too. Rather than hanging a curtain or a shade from the inside of your RV door. Now if I want to run stark naked up to the front of the motorhome with Steveio chasing me, nobody can see in! LOL

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  3. It was nice meeting both of you and hope to hook up again soon. we spent the day doing nothing :-). didnt leave RV until it was time for the parking potluck. Wish we had the sun back.