Finally getting around to writing again. Since leaving Warsaw on the 23rd, we drove across IN and OH in the wind. Bernie’s awning tried to unroll, but we got it tied back down in time. In Medina, OH we camped at Pier-Lon for the weekend, and got to see Allan (as Bernie calls him, our pseudo son). Great visit, out to breakfast on Saturday, and we all helped Bernie & Carole celebrate their 51st anniversary at Steve’s Dakota Grill for dinner. Barb & Jack Nittle were also at Pier-Lon, so everyone had a good time visiting.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
We had pancakes and sausage for breakfast cooked at the VCR rally. Apparently we will have more of the same tomorrow. Lunch was leftovers from Friday night out to dinner at Bob Evans. Susie had a seminar for us after lunch, and at social, Brenda passed our door prizes. For dinner tonight 10 of us went to Applebees – lunch tomorrow also. Most of my pictures are unposed, so here are a few:
Kellie Gunn was caught not looking at the camera.
Carol Hill was blowing bubbles our of her door prize.
Then there are our new VCR kids – Tom & Debbie Abernathy
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This afternoon we went to the Lawrence Bell (of Bell Helicopter fame) Museum in Mentone, IN. Nice little museum. In addition, we took a picture of the egg for which the town is also famous. When we returned to the Warsaw Fairgrounds we awaited the Escapees CEOs with water balloons:
After our 4:OO social hour, Brenda was our CARE auctioneer:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
We leave the Escapade and our friends on the Row, and move to Warsaw, IN (about 25 miles) for another Escapee event – the VCR Reunion at the Kosiusko County Fairgrounds. VCRs are Escapees Volunteer Club Representatives. We travel to chapter rallies to represent the National club at local events, meet at Escapade, and other duties as assigned. After arrival we took naps, gathered for a social hour at Bernie & Carol’s. Others at the social were the Dunkel’s, Del Rosario’s, and the Tenpenny’s.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today was the end of Escapade until next year in Gillette, WY the end of August. Goshen, IN always makes for a fun Escapade with so many friends new and old. Today, the Row was closed; did some chapter business by writing a couple of checks for our Row reps; helped move an attendee who's husband had a heart attack this morning; went to closing ceremonies; ate the two hotdog small bag of chips Escapade picnic; and stopped by the dance. Good day
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
A lot happened today. It started out with the Escapees Chapter Directors chairing the Chapter Officer’s Meeting at 8:30. Then about noon we all lined up for a parade on the fairgrounds. The parade was led by Joe & Kay Peterson (founders of the Escapees RV Club) followed by the chapter representatives on the Row carrying their banners. We also had representatives from Co-ops, Certified BOFs, BOFs and Volunteer Club Representatives. I took pictures. The pet owners took up the end of the parade with their dogs, cats and a bird. At 2:00 we drew the winners of the Row game, and then started cleaning up as the Row is closed tomorrow. Tonight, Marilyn and I had tomato soup as our stomachs are still not right.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
On Thursday, Marilyn and I moved to the County Fairgrounds in Goshen, IN. We went to lunch with Denny & Susie Orr, the Hills and the Hinmans at Dandino's, where most of us had 1 pound BLTs at $5 each. During lunch we heard more about the water fight between the Orange & Yellow Gang (Hills, Orrs, etc) and the Goshen Headquarters Gang (Cathy & Budd Carr, and the Pinner's). There was a staff meeting at 2:30, and we had hotdogs with the Hills, Orr's, etc.
Friday morning we awoke to find that the Goshen Headquarters gang had hung Dennis Hills little man in one of the pavillions. Denny Orr and I parked some of the Row today. There was another staff meeting at 3:00 followed by a social hour, and dinner catered by Dandino's.
Saturday, the 11th, was a good day despite the rain. All of the Row is in at the Escapade, except for one rig that broke down and hopes to arrive Monday or Tuesday. At 3:30 we had the Row staaff meeting, and at 4:30 we left for a wonderful Amish dinner at the Carriage House.