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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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Rest, Relaxation, Recovery and Reconnaissance.

Our Location today is Goshen, Indiana.

Again we ran the heaters and had the faucet dripping last night but by the time we got up this morning the sun was once more peeking through the banks of clouds. While having breakfast and watching the Weather Channel the skies turned totally black making us think that we were about to be deluged again. Fortunately the forecast called for breezy conditions this morning with a chance of showers throughout the afternoon. 

After having our second cup of coffee (that doesn’t happen too often) we did our morning reading and chores. By 9:00 the sound of diesel pushers started to periodically be heard. The fairground had offered rally attendees another night of parking for free so that the grounds could dry out making for a worry free exit. 

A number of pet owners out walking their dogs and people mulling about gathered to watch these RVers as they made their ways out of the infield parking area. Most that were leaving had no reason to leave other than the rally was over. Fortunately with just under two days of not having steady rainfall along with the crushed stone that had been dumped nobody got stuck. There were even a few smaller C class units that were panicking because trailers had been parked on the gravel pads and refused to travel the path the larger units had just taken across the grass.

Kathy did come outside for a few minutes of fresh air but politely declined a parting hug of friendship when our neighbors Tom and Becky left. When I came back inside she had once again been resting on the bed.

For lunch we finished our recreated foods that we saved yesterday. Still weak Kathy returned to bed to rest. I busied myself by reading the latest post only to witness the quick splash of rain against our rear window that was supposed to have been a shower. The cloudiness continued throughout the afternoon but the sun came out and brought the temperature up to 55 F (13 C). 

Kathy wanted to go store walking where she could stretch her legs but be out of the cool breeze in hopes of making herself feel better. So we drove into the town of Goshen where we saw that it is much larger than we had originally thought. This is a town that has been around for a while with a lot to see but most people mistake it as the RV Manufacturing capital of the US. We then headed out to Hobby Lobby and looked around the crafts for a bit which also helped Kathy to start thinking more clearly. 
Even the dog is trying to help pack.
Now it was getting close to suppertime so the next thing we did was to go back to the South Side Soda Shop Diner to eat. We’ll have to blame it on Nick Russell for introducing us to a place that serves such reasonably priced great food. Thanks Nick!

Luckily we were no longer hungry when we left because we ended up at Walmart to pick up some last minute groceries to tide us over until we get back home. The rule is to never shop when you’re hungry so we definitely didn’t break the rules. 

By the time we got back to the trailer the sun was shining through the clouds giving us an excuse to sit outside for a few minutes watching as other RVers were busy packing up to leave. We even had a chance to speak with a couple out walking their Scotties that will also be leaving tomorrow. Moments later the sun hid behind a cloud causing the temperature to start dropping fairly quickly. That was definitely a sign for us to retreat to the comfort of the trailer.    

The temperature will be going into the upper 30’s for tonight and we might even see 60 F for a high tomorrow which will really help to dry up the mud before we leave on Tuesday. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. I sure hope Karhy feels much better for your drive home. What a horrible weather ordeal y'all had to deal with.

  2. You guys always have fun, where ever you go. Hope you are feeling better Kathy. I know with rick looking after you it won't take long to be on the mend.

    Loved the last two pictures of the Scotties. We have had 8 Scotties in our lives. I loved everyone of them but especially our last one, Morgan. The white one you show is a Wheaten Scottie. They are a genetic throwback and up until 1958, they were actually drowned as they were thought to be a "mistake". Now you would have a hard time finding one to buy if you wanted to. Many people mistake them for a West Highland Terrier but their heads a very different. Thanks for the good memories!! Take care you two!!

  3. I hope Kathy continues to get better. I can't think of a better place to be when you're crook than on the road in an RV. I haven't been to any of these type of conferences. We don't have the same sort here in Australia. It doesn't help that I am not keen on large crowds. I can't wait to get back on the road.

  4. Oooh sounds like a few more days cozied inside with jammies and chicken soup and honey tea.....

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