Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 28, 2010

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

September 22, 2010

Quiet day today.  Bernie & I met with VCRs to discuss computer problems at 10:00, at 1:00 I had a presentation on gmail and picasa.  Social again at 4:00 followed by a potluck dinner at 5:00.

Monday, September 20, 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


Till tomorrow.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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:


Fun day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 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

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

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

I finally figured out how to load a picture of Dennis Hill's little man hung in the pavillion on Friday morning.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I tried to put up a post last night, but either Google or my MIFI was in trouble, and it got lost.

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.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, Septermber 8, 2010

Good day today. Drove to Shipshewana, In - still windy, but only 54 miles. Spent the afternoon and evening with Joan & Richard Micelli - great skp friends. Took the jeep to LaGrange Dodge, they will fix it, including the new tire, for just over 500. Good day.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I have been remiss in adding to this blog since the 2nd. The chassis service in Syracuse was completed thursday morning and we were backed into my sister's driveway in Oswego by 11:30 AM. Ann made a delicious meatloaf dinner for thursday night, and swiss steak for Friday. Friday, I worked on my VCR Workshop seminar. Saturday was a good day. the reunion went well. It was great to meet cousins again that we have not seen in over 40 years. Jim, his wife, and Leslie and her husband did a great job orgainizing. It was cool (low 60's) for the reunion, but nothing like Sunday. We went out to a good breakfast, then we helped celebrate my nephew's birthday. A good day despite the rain. We left Ann's yesterday the 6th, and drove to Lake Erie State Park via NY104 to Rochester, via I390 to US 20. Breezy. The park has gotten more expensive for out of state residents - 1 night electric, no water, no sewer = $31.75. Still a nice park, and location. Today was a long day. We are spending the night at Lazy River RV Resort in Pioneer, OH. It was really windy all day. If it were not for Escapade, today would have been a day to not drive. To top it off, one of the jeep tires blew taking some plastic with it. If we had not stopped for fuel, we would not have known, but still there is not much tire left. Glad we are off the road.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday we drove to Artillery Ridge RV Park in Gettysburg, PA, where I continued to work on my seminar for the VCR Workshop. Tuesday we had a nice lunch with Bev & Ralph Hosford, and took the free pass for the diarama or the Battle of Gettysburg in the afternoon. Wednesday we continued driving to the Walmart in East Syracuse. Then today, we had the chassis serviced and drove to Ann's driveway in Oswego, NY.