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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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rain Rain Go Away.

Our Location today is Goshen, Indiana.

Last night before Kathy went to bed she felt like she had a scratchy throat and that she might be coming down with something. When she finally woke up just before 8:00 this morning she didn’t have to tell me how she felt especially when she came down to the kitchen wearing a hoodie to warm up. The temperature outside was under the 50 F and was raining but that normally doesn’t bother Kathy. I immediately started setting up the electric cube heaters once I saw her start shivering.

Once we had breakfast Kathy wanted to do her blog reading while I did a few in-house chores. Since there weren’t any seminars that jumped out at us we took the morning off. While making the bed up I made it so Kathy could easily use it in an effort to fight off whatever was getting her down. I then dressed up wearing my raingear to head over to the vendor’s building and that was when Kathy finally decided to take advantage of the comfort of the bed that was calling her name.

The first vendor I revisited was the Gypsy Journal RVNewspaper booth. The other day when we had purchased the books at their booth I had forgotten to purchase their eight book CD which is filled with helpful guides of businesses that go the extra mile to treat RVers the way they should and deliver quality work on the business end of their service.

I then walked over to the Geeks on Tour booth to pay my membership for the next year. By doing so allows me to use their online tutorials to resolve problems I may be having making changes to the blog or any number of online issues.

My next stop was Jirah LED Lighting. Here I spoke with Tom Long about the bad experience I’d had with poor quality LED bulbs that had all failed within a year of their installation. After sitting in his seminar yesterday I explained that I want to start slow this time to try out his product. I explained the type of lamp that I was looking for, the types of bases and the warmth of the lighting that I was trying to accomplish. He then explained other options if these didn’t work out, as well as hints on installation that would save me some work.

As I was about to jump on my bicycle to head back to the trailer I spotted a couple of Amish women selling pastries and breads under an outdoor pavilion. Anyone that has ever tasted anything baked by the Amish know that it just melts in your mouth so I went looking. Apparently these ladies also know how popular their baking is and it was priced as such but I did find something that was reasonably priced and it happens to be Kathy’s favorite Cinnamon rolls.

It had been raining all morning but as I put my keys into the door to unlock it the rain started teaming. Inside Kathy had just gotten up and dressed but still had the shivers so we opened a can of Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup to help warm us both up. Unfortunately while the soup was warming those Cinnamon rolls were calling our names and we ended up having our dessert before the soup was ready to eat. 

Since we’ve been having trouble with our GPS Kathy and I have talked about replacing it. While I was at the vendor’s building this morning I had spotted a Rand McNally RVND 7720 so I checked it out and found out the price. Asking other people I knew that were walking around most of them recommended it because it has the 7” screen and is programmed for RVs. Those that didn’t recommend it didn’t know it existed and would be checking it out.

After lunch Kathy was getting stir crazy in the trailer and the rain had slowed so we flagged down one of the shuttles that eventually dropped us off at the vendor’s building. Kathy was impressed with what she saw and once our purchase was finished she headed back to the trailer with our new GPS on another shuttle while I sat through two more seminars.

When I got back to the trailer Kathy had just gotten out of bed again and didn’t feel that we should be cooking supper tonight because she was tired of being in the trailer most of the day. Since we had both read Nick’s comments in the Gypsy Journal RV Newspaper this morning about how good the food was at the South Side Soda Shop in Goshen we decided to try it. As we were parking down the street from the restaurant since it is all curbside parking we saw Nick and Terry Russell crossing the street heading back to the Soda Shop. They joined a number of other vendors on one side of the Soda Shop.

By the time we got inside they had been seated and since we weren’t part of their group we were escorted to another area which was good because Kathy didn’t feel like socializing tonight. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The South Side Soda Shop was also spotlighted on the Food Network’s Drive-ins, Diners & Dives which gave them rave reviews. As we were sitting eating our meal we watched wave upon wave of people from the Escapade coming in to eat.

Tomorrow the rain is supposed to start easing up but I feel like I’m getting a scratchy throat tonight. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Rick, hope you and Kathy get to feeling better.

  2. Oh my it's no fun to be sick any time at all, but mostly not during a special rally where you want to get out and meet and greet people! Feel better soon!

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