Thursday, July 23, 2009


We are home for a few weeks. We will not go out again till in Aug. We will be going to a State campout. It is at Tipton, in. The pool was green when we got back. I forgot to tell Gary to put Chlorine in it. He did put some in while we were gone but not enough. I don't think it has been warm enough for them to swim. It was only 72 this afternoon. Thats about it from here. We have dentist appointments next week and haircuts. Eli got clipped today and the groomer brought a poodle that she inheireted. The lady brought the two dogs to her to get groomed and then said that she didn't want them anymore. He was the cutest. Eli didn't like him too much. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the way

We are on our way home. We are in Effingham,Il. Went to Cracker Barrel for supper. It was good. Stopping at Whiteriver campground tomorrow night for one night. Then to Fort Wayne. We have had a good time. Branson is expensive. Well thats about it from here. Later all. Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Last Day

Tomorrow we start home. Today we did a church service with Barbara Fairchild. It was a little long almost two hours. after that we went and got a bite to eat as it was after noon. Then stopped at the Stone Hill winery. After that on to the ducks I really enjoyed that

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Branson Senic Railway

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Here is the train that we rode this morning. It was a neat trip. You start in Mo and go into Ark. About 20 miles one way. Tonight we see another show. Tomorrow we go to a Babara Fairchild church service. Then ride the ducks and then come back to start packing up All good things must come to a end sometime. We have been gone a while.

Will post some picks of the Ducks tomorrow afternoon. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 17, 2009

Showboat Branson Belle

Here is the guy who is a ventroloquist. He made the dogs talk. I don't know how he made it look like their mouths moved. They also had a musical type show before him but this is what we rally wanted to see. He could have done more but i guess the dogs get tired. This moring we saw a show called spirit of the dance. It was really good also. Lot of energy. They probably burned 20000 calories. Tonight we are going to see a elvis impersonater. They were free tickets. tomorrow morning we go on a train ride. We were going to do a dinner ride but it is to pricey. Tommorow night we see another show. It will probably be late when we get back so thought I would update now. Lost the wifi last night. Guess the storm knocked out a tower somewhere. Only have two more days and then start for home. Guess thats about it for now. Ron Thelma and Eli.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Yesterday I played golf. Well not really played just hit the ball. It was so hot by the time we finished that I didn't care if I ever played again. Last night we went to Noah the musical. It was pretty good. They took a few liberty's with the story. I never new that the people of the town set the ark on fire. They had some real animals that they led onto the ark. I will put a picture of the model on when I upload the pictures. We couldn't take pictures when the show was on. We have found this a lot here. We are going to the Showboat Branson Belle this afternoon. We been on this boat years ago. This show is different has dogs in it. Eli wanted to go but they said no dog's He told them he wasn't a dog. It broke his heart. Ha We did laundry this morning and I went to Walmart some things while Thelma showered. Thats about it from here today . Later
Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday another busy day

This morning we got up and went to the hard luck cafe. The waiters and waitress' sing as they deliver food and take order. The couple that was there this morning were at our campvention. We are going again in the morning and another couple are going with us. After breakfast we went to a Super Walmart and picked up a few things. This afternoon we went to the Dixie stampede. I think the whole group went. There might have been a couple that didn't. Tomorrow we are going to the breakfast and then to another show right after that. In the evening we have our potluck and meeting. Eli has been pretty good about staying by himself. He is really glad when we get home. Some of the people that don't have dogs can see about three shows a day but we can't. The dixie stampede won't let you take any pictures inside. That was a bummer. I had my camera set up so I wouldn't have to use a flash. Then they wanted to sell us a picture that they took of us. No way jose"
Thats about it for today. Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Show Time

Today we went to a cowboy church. It was held at God and Country theater. They had a group that sang and played gospel music. Also had a preacher that preached for about 10 minutes. The service lasted about 1 1/2 hrs. It didn't seem that long. We came home to the trailer and levt again around 2:00 for a show called Red Hot and Blue. It was a high energy show. Lots of dancing and singing. Tomorrow morning Thelma and I are going to a hard rock cafe for breakfast. The waiters all sing wile doing the job. Then in the afternoon we go to the Dixie Stampde. The whole group is going. Should be a great time. We were scheduled to leave on Thurs morning but deceided to stay until Mon morning so we can see a few more shows. We can't stay away all day as Eli has to be let out and have a little family time. So we will probably do maybe one or two shows. Tues we are having a potluck in the evening. Wed I play golf with the group. Think there is 12 or 16 playing. Sat afternoon we went to Lamberts home of the throwed rolls. It was okay but not up to what we expected from what people had told us about the one in Alabama. Thats about it tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 10, 2009


We are in Branson at the ABC campground. It is okay I guess. They are nice but the sites are small as far as width goes. I guess they figure if you are here your not gonna spend a bunch of time in your trailer. We are going to Lamberts resturant tomorrow. About 30 of us I think. We had a snack thing tonight. Moday we go to Dixie Stampede and Tues night we have potluck. We will leave here on Thurs. I thought we were staying till Fri but we leave on Thurs. We will have some down time and rest some. We were here many years ago but don't remember much about it. Thats about it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's over

Tonight was the last night for our Campvention. We will leave here tomorrow for Branson. Maybe some relaxation. The queen is from Kansas. Real nice lady. It is late again tonight. I hope next week we have a little more time to just sit and rest. We will be going to the Dixie Stampede on Tues. evening. We will probably do a couple of more shows. but they are expensive. Will leave next Fri to start home. Probably will take three days. Later all Ron and Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

2009 Queen and Court

Here is a picture of the 2009 Teen Queen and her court. It was a big night for her and all the other young ladies. I am puttin the pictures with captions on Picassa next week I will put a link to them when we get to I will have wifi there and will not have to use my air card which can us a lot of bytes when uploading pictures. Will post more tomorrow. We have one more day here and then on Fri we leave for Branson. That will be a fun and relaxing week. Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Busy days

We have been so busy that I missed two days of blogging. It has been hot hot here. Today I played golf in the morning. Got back to the trailer about 2:00. It really got hot on the course. Tonight we have our queen contest. Some teen age girl will have her dreams fullfilled. This is the highlight of our campvention. We have been out pretty late at night that is why I havent done the blog. Mon night we had a noise parade for our Indiana Teen Queen. We had a idiot come out in his underwear and beat on our trucks as he was mad for all the noise. He was talked to by the Chairman of the campvention. If it had been me I would have told him to leave. He used some filthy language where the teens were on the trucks. That's about it for this afternoon. I will post a picture tomorrow of the new queen. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Another busy day

Thelma went up to the office to learn how things work for the Campvention. Since she is the assistant next year. She and the Office lady both went today. I went to Walmart to pick up a few things. This afternoon we went with other committee people to parade the trustees. This evening we had a young lady who is blind sing and play the piano. What a great lady. I will post a picture tomorrow. It is getting late and church is at 9:00 in the morning. Later all
Ron Thelma and Eli.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Another day

Tonight was opening ceremonies. We had the ribbon cutting .We then had the Blue and Grey Pickers. What a great group. Blue grass Western. Wonderful singing . I don't know how to get the pictures where I want them The bottom one is the ribbon cutting and the top one is the pickers. That's about it for tonight. It is almost bed time. Later all Ron and Thelma

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Opening Day

Tomorrow is the offical start of the Campvention. Opening ceremonies are tomorrow evening. There is activities going on all day. Not sure what we are going to do yet. We had a young lady sing tonight. She was good. Country Music. Thats about it for tonight. Time for bed already. Don't know where the time has gone. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Here is a picture of all the units coming in. They will be coming in tomorrow , Fri and maybe Sat. I think they have about 500 or more registerd. It was warm today. I took a few pictures and we went to Dairy Queen for a blizzard. More tomorrow. Later Ron Thelma and Eli