Friday, December 31, 2010


Well we made it to Texas Terrel is where we are for tonight. Real nice campground. Lot of permanents here. There is a trailer across from us that is all decorated for Christmas. Real neat. Tomorrow we head to La Grange Texas and then on Sunday we should make it to Donna. Tonight we went to applebees for dinner. Good.  we are taking our time. But will be glad to get there and settle in for a spell.We will sleep in for a couple of days. Eli doesn't like to get up early in the morning. Neither do we. We bought some small bottles of Seagram fuzzy navel wine mixes We are drinking them now Goooood. When we ate out we did not drink. I guess that's about it for tonight. Tomorrow is another day. Happy New Year to all  See you next year Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, December 30, 2010


We are stopped at Vicksburg, Ms. We stayed at this campground about 2007 for a Yars rally. Nice campground not to far of the I 20. Tomorrow we will head to TX. Figure on stopping somewhere between the state line and Dallas. Not sure if we can make it to Donna the next day or not. Sure will be glad to get there so we can relax and not have to get up so early every morning. So far the weather has been good It is 64 degrees here at 8:15 Have wifi here Makes it nice. And pretty cheap too. We went to a Mexican restaurant tonight. The food was good but the waiter was terrible. After he brought to food never saw him till we were ready to leave. I had to ask another waiter for some to go boxes and then the guy brought the bill. Didn't get much tip. Well guess that's about it for tonight  Linda have a safe trip south. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli on the road to the valley

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We are near Birmingham tonight Got here about 3 this afternoon. We went to a Wal mart and got a universal remote for the TV ion the bedroom. I picked up the wrong one at home. Pretty cheap and works. Tomorrow we head west. We had a pretty good trip today. It is 45 right now. It was up to 59 when we got here this afternoon. We ate at a cracker barrel.  Thanks Kristin. She gave us a gift card for Christmas. Didn't want it to get lonely so used it. Good meal and great waitress. Not sure where we will stop tomorrow. Maybe just drive till about 3 and then look for campground  That's about it for tonight Thelma has just gone to bed and I'm about ready too.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In Tennesee

We are in Tennessee tonight. Not very warm Outside thermometer says 30. A lot of trailers and mh here. This must be the stopping place on the way down. Some are headed to Florida and some to Texas. A couple are from Canada. One i talked to was from Anderson in. Tomorrow we head to Birmingham. Hope it is warmer . We went to a waffle house for supper. Pretty good. We just had sandwiches as when we got fuel at a flying j we each got a big piece of pizza. We hadn't had pizza for quite a while. It was a meat lovers. Gooood. Eli didn't like that as he couldn't have any.  We drove 397 today. We don't like to do that much but to get where it is supposed to be warmer you have to. We are now on Central time. Need to change the puter I guess.  Guess that's it for tonight Later all

Ron Thelma and Eli.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tomorrow is leaving day

Tomorrow morning we leave this cold and head south. Hoping to get started by 7:00 We packed the trailer today Gary came out and helped carry stuff out  and Thelma put the stuff away. Only took about an hour or less. We will have a Few thing to put in the truck in the morning. Turn off the hot water heater in house turn down thermostat in house.We set it at 50 That's about as low as the stat will go. We have so much stuff we are taking. If it was in the summer we would not be gone so long and wouldn't take quite as much. Also not sure just what the weather will be Hoping it is warm. That's about it for tonight will probably update tomorrow night from Nashville. Tn. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Thought I would update here tonight. Eli is doing good. He is eating food again. Cesar dog food and sometimes hamburger. He is still getting antibiotics for a couple more days. We went to the legion tonight out north and picked up Jack Blomback's mother and took her with us. Had a nice visit. Still not sure exactly which we are going. Might go straight south to Alabama and then head west from there. The weather is not very helpful, Looking at the five day forecast it is not going to warm up much. Not sure it is going to be very warm at Nashville where we usually stop the first night. I guess we will have to wait and see.  That's about it from here.  Let you all know when we get on the road.   Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bad day for eli

Today Eli had a dental appootment. He lost 7 teeth. 4 of them fell out when they started cleaning/ He is laying on the couch with Thelma. He is really whipped out. I think by tomorrow he will be in better shape.  Yes we will have to start the furnace in the camper before we start packing. Probably about the Thursday before Christmas. Will have stuff sitting in the living and dining room. Should be fun trying to have dinner here and stuff all over. I wish we had left earlier. Hope it warms up a little Last year it was pretty nice when we got ready to leave. Now we have snow on the ground I'm ready to head south far south. Glad we are not going to Fl. as it is could there. The valley in Texas is around 70 -80 deg right now.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Not much new

We are still around. We have not done much other than Thanksgiving dinner. We had Gary, Lisa and Kristin and Violet and Sherryl came up. They did not have any place to go so asked if they wanted to come up. Sherryl was to bring aluminium cans but then forgot them. We had a good time. Gary slept most of the afternoon/ We are getting ready for our trip south. Can't put anything out in the camper yet. We will pack some the day before Christmas and on Christmas day. We hope to leave on the 26th. Guess that's about it for now. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Going home tomorrow

We are done for the weekend We will go home tomorrow after breakfast. We are on the north side of Ft Wayne. Yea I know not very far from home but it is a pain to drive out here and then go back home. So we just stay for the weekend. We had a meeting tonight and then initiation of some new people. 3 new couples We had a great time and Eli did real well for not being in his own house.About time for bed.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, November 12, 2010

La Quinta inn

We are at the La Quinta inn for our Quackers get together. Is a club within FCRV We have an annual get together every year at this time of year. We have missed the last two because of Thelma's knee surgery. Went to a bar across the street. Think there was 27 of us. Good food and fellowship. Thelma is in bed and I am about ready  too. Later all  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Boy has this weather been nice. Got a lot done this  week. Vacuumed the leaves on Mon and Tues got up on the trailer roof and washed it. Not as clean as I would like but it will do till warmer weather. Also on Monday I had a tooth filled. It was right next to a filling already there. Was just a surface  filling Didn't even use Novocaine. Today I washed the trailer. It was kinda of dirty. It needs a good cleaning with some cleansers. Will try and do that down south. We hope to leave right after Christmas. Probably on the 26th. Our rent starts on the 1st so hope to be there by there. As to Louie Bowman he doesn't really do any plumbing any more He just did it to help me out. He doesn't get around real well anymore. In fact they are not going south this winter. His kids don't want him to go and neither does the friend that he goes with. I think they are afraid something may happen if he leaves town. I will send him a card when we are down there. Guess that's about it for tonight. I sent all of you a link to the pictures of the Bostick road bridge being moved back. It was pretty neat. There is a video on the link  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 28, 2010


We have reservations made for Texas for Jan and Feb. Will be at Rolling homes in Donna Texas. We might stay another week in March and then start for Canton where the retiree rally is. We can go in there about 3 or four days early.  The other morning Thelma went to the bathroom and said the toilet was not filling up. I got up and walked in and could here water running somewhere. Went down to basement and a faucet had rusted partway through. Shut off the water at main valve and went up and got dressed. Called the guy who used to do plumbing for us. No answer so call Louie Bowman neighbor guy. He was on his way home and stopped in. Showed him what happened. He said he would be back. Went home and got some parts. I had to go get a new faucet but we got it fixed. Did not spray much water. Thank goodness it was in the morning. I think when she flushed the toilet it put a sudden burst of pressure that it finally gave up.  Glad that didn't happen when we were gone for the winter.  That's about it from here. It is cool Think winter is on the way. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010


We got home about 3:30 this afternoon Got backed  in after several tries. Seems after we have been gone I have trouble backing in the driveway, We left at 4:30 to go to church. Went with Gary's to eat at chinese buffet. Pretty good and cheap.  I will post a link to the pictures when I get them all done.  Thats it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 15, 2010

Heading home tomorrow

Tomorrow we head back to the Fort. It has been a good week here. Today we deceided to do a bridge tour. We took the blue route and stopped at a couple of little towns. ate at one. At one little town the Friends church was making apple butter. Bought a small jar. We took eli with us. He was good. We had a plain beef sandwich at one place. Thelma saved a little of hers for him. He ate it like he hadn't ate anything in a week. We put away the chairs and stuff tonight. We will go out for breakfast in the morning and then hook up and head north. Guess thats about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On the square

Today we went into town and did the town square. They have tents set up on 3 sides of the courthouse with stuff for sale. Eli go a coverup with a big P in the center. We ate at a couple of different places. I had a steak sandwich and Thelma had a loaded baked potato. We spent about 3 hours there and then came back to the trailer and took it easy.  Tomorrow we are going back to mansfield and finish it up maybe. We just can't walk as much as we used too.  Guess thats it for today.  More tomorrow  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another small town grown

Today we went to Mansfield. They have a roller mill there. I took a bunch of pictures of the inner workings of it Will put them up on the website when I get some good wifi. The air card is so slow here. I am putting a couple of pictures on here. Tomorrow we are going to the courthouse square and see what they have. This place can really take your money in a hurry.

The top one is from the fairgrounds here that I took when we got back from eating dinner. It was almost too late. The other one is the Mansfield Roller Mill. This is a very interesting mill. I talked to the guy from the state that interprets here. Very interesting  That's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bridgeton, In

Today we went to Bridgeton to see what is there. People lots of people. We did not see everything there. They have tents packed next to each other. Ate a lot of stuff. Here are a couple of pictures

The Mill is at bridgeton as you can see. The other one is one I took when we stopped to see a bridge. I hope to get more pictures in the next few days. Guess that's about it for tonight.  Later all  Ron Thelma and Eli He got a new bandana today with his name on it. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

rockville, in

We are at the fairgrounds here in Rockville. Got here this afternoon around 2:30 Got set up and sat around for a bit. It was 82 here so put the air on. Now have windows open and it is cool. Outside says 59. Will be good sleeping weather. The air card here is really slow only 48.3 kbps. That is the slowest I have ever had. I try and test every place we are and nothing has been this slow. Tomorrow we are going to do some bridge sighting . The crowds are not to bad yet but traffic looks like it might me bad. We shall see. That's about it for tonight. Oh we will leave Sat morning.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Springfield, Ohio

We are camped for the night at Buck Creek State Park. This is a PassportPark It is half price for members. Not very many state parks have that . Ohio ones do. We got set up  and sat around under a shade tree for awhile. Then went to Bob Evans to eat and then Walmart. Needed a few things. Tomorrow we head to Rockville,In for the covered bridge festival. I called this evening and they have room at the fairgrounds. Not sure how long we will stay. Depends on how tired we get.  That is about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Busy Day today

This was the big day. Tricdk or treat Costume judging trailer decorating Fall trees Here are a few pic for youThe first one is a tree here at the fairgrounds the second is a pumpkin that someone decorated. Kinda neat the way they do it. The last one is a trailer here decorated. Tomorrow we leave for Springfield ohio to Buck creek state park. Will stay there Sun night and then on to rockville on Mon. Not sure how long we will stay. Maybe leave there Sat morning. It will get busy on the weekend so we will probably leave then.  Thats about it from here.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

We are at the richland county fairgrounds. Nice fairgrounds and good electric. Tonight was hospitality. Thelma and I got here about 1030 this morning. Made good time. This place is just a bit off of US 30. We had 4 lane road all the way. It is 148 miles I think to here. Tomorrow is a whole day of activities. Costume judging trick or treat and some other stuff. Thelma and I went to Cheddar's here to eat tonight as their hospitality didn't start till 8. That is to late for Thelma to eat. The food was good at Cheddar's. Have leftovers for tomorrow. That's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

We are leaving early in the morning. Going to Ohio for a campout and then Maybe going to the covered bridge festival in Parke county. We could not get in at Mich so going south. Yes we plan to go south this winter to Texas. We will winterize when we get back in a week. Hate doing that Means the camping season is over til Jan. That's about it for tonight  Will post from Ohio tomorrow  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, October 3, 2010

We are home

WE got home about 4"00 this afternoon . Got the  trailer backed in and hooked up to electric. Then put the rooms out. Carried in the puter and clothes. Will start laundry in the morning . go pick up mail and new pulley for lawnmower. Got some work ahead before we can leave next Fri for an Ohio Halloween campout. Then maybe to Michigan for a few days. Then it will be over for this year. Hate to see it end.Guess that's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 1, 2010

A relaxing day

Thelma and I slept in today. Got up about 9 and went to McDonald's for breakfast and then to the laundry. We did two loads. That way when we get home next week we won't have as much to do. This evening we went to a Mexican restaurant for supper. Was good. Had some leftovers. This evening we had hospitality. Cookies and chips and drinks. We sat around and chatted with other members. Really enjoyed that. Am ready for bed. We have a meeting at 8 in the morning.. Way to early for us.  That's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our job is over for now

Today was the last day of our rally. This morning they played games and this afternoon we had a meeting and then Ice cream. All in all I thought the rally went pretty good. This evening 9 of us went up to Bean Blossom and ate at restaurant. The food was good. I had to go up and mop the kitchen floor here. One of the officers told another that the floor needed to be mopped. Why he didn't do it I don't know. Some of these people are bossy. In the morning we are sleeping in. Then going to laundry. That way  we won't have so much to do.  Guess that's about it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 2

Today was another great day. It was a little cool this morning but warmed up . We had bean bag baseball this afternoon and right after that we had another boccie ball game. I was watching it and somebody came over and said they needed a nurse. One of our campers was slicing potato's  and cut his finger. We tried to stop the bleeding finally got is stopped part way. We decided he needed stitches so I took him and his wife to a redimed like place. He got 5 stitches. When we got back some of the people had sliced his potato's and were frying them out. We had our potluck dinner tonight. One club furnished the ham. It was a great time. Then Thelma and I came back and went and took showers.  Tomorrow morning us men are making breakfast for the women. Start at 6:30 Boy that is early. We will be doing eggs, sausage bacon biscuits and gravy orange juice and fruit. We eat at 8:00  Should be good. Tomorrow is our last day of the retiree rally. On Fri. starts the Invitational which is everybody else in the state . Hope we have a good crowd.  That's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day one over

Today was the first full day of our Rally. We played games this afternoon. It was boccie ball. Eli wanted to play too. So later I got a tennis ball our of the trailer and he played with it. A few campers threw it for him  He just loved it. He was worn out tonight. This evening we had soup supper. Then played Euchre. Not sure why I play that game Never win. I am ready for bed  It has been a long day.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, September 27, 2010


We are in Nashville. No not the Tenn one. Indiana one. We got here about 10:00 this morning and got set up and then I made sure the restrooms were unlocked and showers unlocked. Pulled the covers off of the electrical boxes. Then greeted those that came in the afternoon. We got about 15 rigs here now. More will come tomorrow. This noon Thelma and I went into town for some lunch. Can't believe  how busy it is. In a couple of weeks it will be worse. We bought some taffy at a candy store. Might have to go back before the weekend. This evening we went up and got the coffee pots ready to perk in the morning. I will go up and start them and then go back to bed. What I said I did  this morning is part of our job. We also advice the officers on various things. This is our first year at this campout. Last year is when we excepted the job. We also have what we call a get together in the spring. Last year we furnished hamburgers and hot dogs and everybody else brought passing dishes. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all.  Ron Thelma and Eli.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Johnson County Park

We are at the Johnson County park tonight. Boy is it dark around here Not many night lights. We went to the Cracker Barrel tonight for supper. Deceided not to cook in the trailer tonight. Since we will be leaving early in the morning. Around 8:30 which is early for us. We are going to the fairgrounds in Nashville, In for our retiree rally. Since we are the directors for this we need to go in early  and get power turned on and get doors unlocked. This is our first year for this Hope all goes well. We will probably be pretty busy but will try and post most nights. We had a good time at the Samboree. The church service this morning was not the best. But that is a different story. Guess that's it for tonight  Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

Tomorrow after church we leave for Johnson County park  It is by Edinburgh, In . Will stay there Sun. Night and leave for Nashville, In on Mon. morning. Today we went to the fish fry the FD put on. It was good. They had chicken strips also which Thelma had. We did not go to the big breakfast as the rally had like egg mcmuffins. We decided to just eat here. Was included with the rally fee. Tonight they had Spittin image for entertainment. They are twins and did a real good job. Guess that's about it for tonight Later all  Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 24, 2010

A lazy day

Today we didn't do much of anything. It was so windy here that Eli almost got blown away. We sat outside with our neighbors for awhile. We had chili for supper that came with the rally. It was pretty good but not enough spice in it for me. Tonight's entertainment was Jamie Coyne. Have not heard him before Wasn't all that bad but not the best. Thelma won a real nice necklace as a door prize. I will try and take a picture of it and post it. Tomorrow morning the Masonic lodge across the street is having all you can eat breakfast in the morning for a free will offering. Eggs sausage pancakes biscuit and gravy and drink. Then tomorrow evening the Volunteer FD is having a fish and chicken fry. We will eat good tomorrow. If I can get close enough to the computer tomorrow night I will tell you about all the good food. I hope.  Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Great Day

Today we went to a cookie place where they make Blondies Cookies. They have place in Ft, Wayne at the Glenbrook mall. Also other indiana places. and some in Florida now. They put the ingrendients together and then ship them to the stores and they make them there. The stores have to add the liquid ingredents.  They are expencive cookies. It really turned hot here. Have the A/C  on It is 79 at 9:30 Supposed to cool down the weekend. Maybe some rain tonight and tomorrow morning. This evening they some entertainment Brian Brenner. We saw him this spring at a Ohio Campout. He is pretty good. Really works the crowd with his wife.  Guess that's about it for tonight. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Depends on the weather.   Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On the road again

We are now in Greentown In for a samboree. We will  be here till Sun. We got here about 10:30 or so. This evening we went to Tipton to see Violet and Sherryl. I put a program on Sherryls computer and we went out to eat. We had a great time. Sherryl and I walked her dog after we got back. We will probably not see them again till next spring. We went to the glass museum this afternoon. Kinda interesting. They had a great big glass company here 100 and some years ago. They had some neat stuff. Guess that's; about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Were home

We got home about 12:30 Mon. Intended to post yesterday but the time got away from me. Thought of it last night when I got in bed. Too late then. Yes there is an escapade this week. But we did not think it was worth what they were going to charge for what you would get. It was 55$ more this year than last and not full hookups like last year. We had to make a choice of whether we wanted to go to it or the Pork Festival. Well the camping at the fairgrounds if 15 a night so it was a lot cheaper and got to see lee greenwood. Today would have been Moms birthday. Cant believe it has been that long. The house next door is still empty. Can't understand it. He put in a slab for a shed last fall and it still setting there. Well guess that's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Heading home tomorrow

Well all good things must come to an end. We have had a great time here at tipton. I think we wore our niece out. We kept here running almost the whole time we were here. This morning we went to Church  and then to breakfast. After that Thelma and I came back to the camper as Sherryl had to count money at church. We went back to there house around four and then went to Logans steakhouse in Noblesville. We got the special with appetizers and steak and a desert. Haven't ate the desert yet. Proibably tomorrow when we get home. Af ter we got back Sherryl and walked her dog Here is a couple of shots I took of the sunset. They are not as good as what it looked like yesterday evening but did n't have the camera along thenn

The first one is Sherryl and her dog. She walks this dog every evening except when it is raining. Annie has more energy that five  six year old kids. She is a ball of fun to be around. Her and I have become buddies. I tried to get a picture of her but she wouldn't stand still long enough

I think paul asked what all seminars I went to at the rally
Every rver neeeds a blog
B;logging beyond the basics
Picasa beyond the basics
Email on the road
Using google earth
Trip planning with the MS street and trips, Garmin  and Droid
 Guess that was all  Thats about it for tonight  Will leave here in the morning. :Probably go to MC Ds for breakfast and then come back and hook up. Will be home for about 11 days and then on the road again. Can't wait to get on the road again.
Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Last Day

Today was  the last day for the Pork Festival. This afternoon they had a parade It was not as long as last year. Only lasted just a little over an hour. This morning I went to a car show at the park. Almost got rained on. For supper we fixed hamburgers and hot dogs here at the camper. Violet and Sherryl  came out. It was good. Then Sherryl and I walked up town to get elephant ears. We each got one and went back to her house. I came back to the trailer and shared with 'Thelma It was pretty good. but had gotten a little cool by the time I got home.  Here is one of the cars at the show

I thought the last one was cute. It is a International pickup. Forgot the year. Looks like a couple of mechanics working on it.   Guess thats about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lee Greenwood

Tonight the pork festival had Lee Greenwood for the entertainment. Sherryl and I walked up and listened to him. Had to wait till the end to hear Stand up next to you. I t was pretty good. I had forgotten a lot of his songs. Here is one picture that I took of him. Pretty far away

You can tell I was pretty far away I used a 300 mm lens I had to move a couple of times.
This morning we went and picked up Sherryl and got the breakfast they served at the pork tent . Scrambled eggs pancakes sausage patties and drink All you could eat. It was pretty good. Tonight we fixed chicken here at the trailer. We have some left over for tomorrow for lunch.  That's about it for tonight as it is almost 11:15 Time for bed  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mini Parade today.

This afternoon they had a small parade at 5:30 Lasted about 30 Min.. Sat will be the big one. Not sure why they have this one. Lot of politicians in this one and probably more
Sat. We are going into town in the morning for breakfast. All the scrambled eggs pancakes and sausage you can eat. We have never went to this. So will see how it is. We went to a restaurant in Tipton tonight for my birthday. I ordered prime rib. It was the worst I have ever had I guess that's about it for tonight  More tomorrow. We are staying till Mon morning and heading home them. I got a lot of birthday wishes on FB. Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tipton, In

We made it to tipton this afternoon . Got here about 12:30 or so.
Got set up and sat in the chairs till about 4:00 Sherryl and Violet stopped by and then we went to the Pizza Shack for supper. It was good as usual. We then went back to their house for a little while Then came back to trailer and sat outside for a while. It is cool outside so came in about 8:00 About ready to hit the sack. Seem tired tonight. Must be the driving. Tomorrow starts the pork festival. Not sure what all we will do. Tomorrow afternoon is a small parade with the big one being Sat afternoon. Will try and put up some pictures  Guess that's about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 3, 2010

Homw for a few days

We are home till next Wed. Did about 3 loads of laundry. Thelma did most of it. She lets me bring up the laundry from the basement. We will just chill out here for now. Get a few things done around here. The grass hasn't grown much since we left. Might cut it Tue. before we leave on Wed. That's about it tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 2, 2010

All over

The rally is all over. Tonight they gave away the rest of the door prizes. We did not win any more. Not happy with the way they did it but it's their rally. I just got a shower Thelma will take one in the morning and then we will get packed up and head to the Fort. Will be there till Wed when we head to Tipton for the Pork Festival. Here is a picture of the tent
Not sure how many were here. Last count I heard was 165 Here is some of the units here

Guess thats about it for tonight We had a good time here Got a little rain this afternoon. Not all that much biut we will take what we get. Just hope it doesn't rain tomorrow. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another day has come and gone

Today was a nother seminar day. Went to three of them. All by the geeks on tour. They are rally good at what they do. I wish I knew half of what they do. I learned a few new things today even tho I have sat  in thier seminars before. Here is picture of our entertainment tonight
I didn't have the latest blogger uploader I guess Now I can put the pictures just where I want them This one is kinda big. Need to make it smaller next time. We are having a great time here. Went to Olive Garden tonight Boy was it great have some leftovers for tomorrow for lunch. Guess thats about it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Seminar day

Today I went to 4 Seminars 3 of them by the geeks on tour. Picasa Email on the road and google earth. They are doing 3 more tomorrow and 3 on Thurs. Thelma went to on how to oil paint She is not going to the other 2. She doesn't think it is worth the money She also went to one where they talked about a lot of different thing. Some of the ladies said that going into

Canada is a real pain now. Haven t hear much from anyone else we know. This evening they did door prizes and we got some little orange cones. Not sure what we till do with them yet. After that we had our Hoosier Honeys contest. Here are some pictures

The top one is the winner. What a hoot. I can't believe these guys did this. The guy who won it Jim Guld from Geeks on Tour. He is a funny guy anyway. That's about it for tonight Getting late So about ready for bed. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, August 30, 2010

Gypsy Rally

Hereis the man behind the rally Nick Russell. He is funny. We met all the vendors this afternoon and then this evening we had door prize drawings. Tomorrow starts all the seminars. Quite a few of them . Thats about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Elkhart Campground

We are here getting ready for the Gypsy Journal Rally. It starts tomorrow afternoon. WE register in the morning or early afternoon. On Tuesday the seminars starts. It will keep us busy. I want to go to the Picasa ones and blog ones and learn more about them. Also a couple of others. We made pretty good time getting here. Took 69 to toll road. Stopped on toll road for lunch at hardees. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, August 23, 2010

update on trailer

Trailer is home We picked it up on Fri afternoon. Went up and paid and then drove back home. It takes about 2 1/2 hrs. Think when we go up next week for a rally going to do the 69 and toll rod. It will be faster I think if no construction anywhere. The trailer is fixed as good as they can get it. I don't know if I take it to the factory if they could do any better or not. It might really be expensive if they can do anything. It isn't real noticeable. At least it won't get any water in it. Guess that is about it. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We Got home a little after 2:00 this afternoon . Dropped the trailer off Not sure they can fix it completely. It has a crack on the left side by the bedroom slide. It has gotten moisture behind that. Might not be able to fix it completely. Might call the factory and see if anything can be done other than what the dealer can do. We can probably pick it up tomorrow. If not it will be Monday. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Moving on

Tomorrow we go to Elkhart to leave the trailer for repairs. Not sure how we are going to get all the stuff home we want. We will put a lot of the stuff in the cooler to bring home like eggs and that stuff . We bought some lunch meat and cheese at the E&S bulk food place. That will go home with us. Some of the stuff will stay in the fridge. They will either plug it in or let it run on propane. Don't know how long this will take. They should be able to give us an estimate when we get there. We don't need the trailer for another week so should be okay. We bought a few things today when we finished up the flea market. I went back to find a rain gauge that I saw 0n Tuesday but couldn't find it today. We know it was in one of the first rows we went in. Still not able to find. Well guess that's about it for tonight. We will go to a restaurant in the morning as we have most of the stuff packed for breakfast. That will save time and mess. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shipshe again tomorrow

We did part of the market today. Some friends drove up this morning and we walked part of it with them. We went to lunch and then came back here and chatted a bit. They left about 2:30 or so. Thelma and I walked to the fruit area and got some peaches and nectarines. They are a little hard. Tomorrow we will do the rest of it. Thelma is doing okay with the knees. We will probably do part of it in the morning and then spend a little time here and then finish it later. We will leave Thurs morning for Elkhart to get our FW fixed. it has a crack in it . Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, August 16, 2010


We are in Shipshewana . It is very nice here. The campground is pretty good. Some of the layout is not how it should be. I talked to a couple of other people here and they said that who ever laid it out was not a camper. The wifi is not real fast. My air card is faster. It is nice and cool here tonight We set outside for awhile. Nice We have not sat outside when it was half way decent for quite sometime. Tomorrow we Will hit the flea market. I think it has been two years since we were here. Found a receipt that Thelma had for renting a scooter and it was in 2008. So we shall see if it is as good as it once was. later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

home for a bit

We came home Mon morning Got here about 11:30. Fixed some leftover hot dogs from Sun eve for lunch. Not too bad warmed up. Last evening I cut the grass. It was still hot to cut even around 8. This morning it rained a bunch. I had haircut appt and of course it was raining when I went. It has turned out sunny now. Humid. We are going to leave again next Mon after Thelma has dentist appt. Going to Shipshewanna for a couple of days. Will camp right at the flea market. They have put in a campground. That will make it nice as we can walk for a couple of hours and then go back to camper to cool off and rest. That's about it for now Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Heading home

Tomorrow morning we head for the fort. We are in Tipton. The Lutheran church is right across the road from the fairground. That is why we could have walked to church But it is a busy highway and not taking any chances. We drove. Later went to breakfast with Violet and Sherryl This evening we had hamburgers and hot dogs here at the trailer. In the morning we will go to Mickey D's and get breakfast and then hookup and head home. Will be home for at least a week . We are talking about going to shipshe, I told another couple that we might go there and they said if you are going let us know so we might have company. That;s about it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Campout over

Thisw campout is almost in the books. Not a very big one I think 27 units and 3 second families. Tomorrow morning we will go to church across the street and then go out to breakfast when Sherryl gets done with sunday school. Then we will wait till they get done counting money and then not sure what all we will do We will be here till Monday morning and then go home for awhile. That about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, August 6, 2010

Campout started

Today was the offficial day for the campout. We went out tonight with Sherryl and Violet and a few camping friends. Wen t to the pizza shack. Good as always. Tomorrow there is a lot going on. not sure what all we will do. About ready for bed as it is 10:45 So that is about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tipton, In

We got here to tipton this afternoon. In fact just a little after noon. Got set up and set outside a little with some friends of ours. It sure was hot. Sherryl stopped by after she picked up Violet. We went to their house and then went to the south pole for supper. Had a tenderloin special. Really good. Then went back to their house. Sherryl and I filled up her little pool but it was so cold we couldn't set down. It began to thunder so we gave it up for tonight. Will try tomorrow. Just when we were gettting ready to leave it began to rain. It is not far out here to the fairground but it really rained on the way. The trailer really rock and rolled for a while. It is calm now. Down to 73 degrees from around 90 earlier. Our chairs got wet as the rain blew in under the awning. So tomorrow they have to sit out in the sun and dry out. I would have folded them up if I knew it was going to storm. ;Have to see what the neighbor has in his rain guage. Forgot to put mine out. Thats about it for tonight Oh the post by garret mcleod is the fellow who got the job. Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The name of the company is autoline. Not sure what all they make. It takes him right now about 40 minutes. There is construction on 69 so it takes a little bit longer. Thought I would let you know. We are leaving tomorrow morning for Tipton for a few days. We have a state campout their over the weekend. We are going down early and meeting another couple there. We have camped with them before. Will see Violet and Sherryl on Wed and Thurs evening and then on Sunday we will be free again. Hope to do hamburgers and hot dogs Sun eve. We will stay over till Mon Morning and then head home. We want to go to Shipshee sometime. Not sure when. That's about it Later Ron Thelma and Little Eli my buddy

Friday, July 30, 2010

We thank God

This afternoon Gary called me on the cell phone while we were shopping at Sam's. He had an interview on Monday with a company in Butler. They told him they would let him know by Fri. I thought that when I saw it was him that maybe it was good new. It was. He starts on Monday. We are so thankful that he nos has a job. They told him that normally they start people on contract at first bu they hired him permanently. That is good. He will get 3 weeks vacation instead of two. This come at a good time since Kristin is starting her senior year. That's about it for now. Just wanted to let all know the good news. Pass it on if you want. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Home again

We are home for a week. We will leave next Wednesday for Tipton for a state campout. We are going in early with another couple and stay till Mon. That will give us some time with Thelma's sister and niece. Think we will have them out Sun evening for a cookout. Or else do it at their house. Thelma has already hit the bed. We will sleep in in the morning. That is about it for tonight. We made it home in 5 hrs and 20 minutes with three stops on the way. One was for lunch
So that is pretty good time. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 26, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

Okay First this rally was put on by the affinity group. Good Sam Camping world coast to coast trailer life motor home life Think that is all. They do this every year. Next year is at Redmond Oregon. too far for me. We went to the mega cavern in Louisville. It is an old stone quarry where they took the stone out from under ground. It is under the Louisville zoo and a Kmart and parking lot. It us huge. Some of it is used for storage. That's about it for tonight. The patten museum was good. Some of the stuff has be removed since they are moving it to Fort Benning Ga. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The rally is over,

Tonight was the last night. We went to church this morning at the rally.
The sermon was pretty good. Then we looked at the vendors one last time and made a couple of purchases. Came home about 3:00 Thelma and I went back this evening and watched the rally idol thing. The guy who won sang country western. He was good. They had around 2200 rigs here. Think when it was here in 2003 they like 5000 or more. You can tell that the industry is down. Not near the trailers and Motor homes like before. Well guess that's about it for tonight. Jack and I are going to Fort Knox tomorrow morning and then we are doing a cave later in the afternoon. That should cool us down. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One more day

Tomorrow is the last day of the rally. They are having a church service at 9:00 in the morning. We will go to that and then look around at the vendors one last time.l They close at 2:00 so we will come home then. They have evening entertainment so will go back for that. Tonight's entertainment was okay. They did Neil Diamond songs Not my favorite at all. We went to a restaurant with Jack and Barb using entertainment coupons. That makes it cheap to go. They have pet adoption thing here with dogs and cats. Know at least 5 dogs and 1 cat have been adopted. That is good. That's about it for tonight It is still hot here. The a/c hasn't shut off all day. This is when you need two of them. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 23, 2010

Here is a couple of pictures for you . One is the young girl that won best of show in the dog show. Bob Nehart is in the one. He was last night entertainment. He was funny.
The little pony is here by the campground. He really sticks by his mother.
They have some donkeys and either llamas or alpacas in the same
field. He is so cute. Tayna Tucker was tonights entertainment. She was good too. Her oldest daughter did a couple of numbers while mom changed clothes. Thats about it for tonight . Tomorrow is another day. Not sure what we will be doing. Later
RonThelma and Eli

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another day gone

Tonight's entertainment was Bob Newhart. He was good Funny man. Wish he would have done a little longer show. He did about an hour show. We also went to some seminars today. Tomorrow they are having a dog show. We will go in for that in the morning. Will try and get some pictures to post. I took some of Bob N tonight Will try and get them on too. Tomorrow night is 'Tanya Tucker. That should be good. We have been on the go most of the time. Thelma went with Barb this morning to the grocery while Jack and I went to a seminar. That's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shephardsville, Ky

We got here about 11:30 Jack and Barb had gotten here just a little bit before us. It is sticking hot here. So what's new. When we first got here I thought it was thundering but then Jack said that is from Fort Knox. We may go there next Monday as they are moving the armored division to Fort Benning Ga. I think the last time I saw it was way back when we were down here with Gary. Jack said he is pretty sure that is the last time he saw it and Gary was along. That is a long time ago. Tomorrow we go to the rally and get checked in and then do a couple of seminars. We are going to bed early tonight. We went to Mexican restaurant tonight and had Margarita's. They were huge. Thelma could not drink all of her's. That is about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 19, 2010

On the move

We are down by Edinburgh In This is where Camp atterbury is. We are at the county park. Will leave here in the morning and head for Shepherdsville, Ky to meet Jack and Barb for the rally at Louisville. We will be there for a week and then come home. That's about it for tonight Later Ron
Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 16, 2010

Home for a few

We made it home this afternoon about 2:30 or so. We went out to breakfast with a few of our friends. Then came back and got the camper ready to go. Had some things to pack Had a good trip back. Went to Bandidos for lunch/supper. Had some Margaritas. They sell a pitcher for 5 bucks. Thelma drinks one glass I get the rest. Good. About ready for bed. It is 9:42 and Thelma is in bed. We are both whipped. I think part of it is the heat we had up there. We had a good campvention. A few problems but turned out good. That's about it from here Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

We will leave tomorrow. We are going out with some friends for breakfast and then come back and pack up. We are not going to hurry. It was really hot today. It has really been a good week. Thelma is already in bed. Eli does not the parade as he thinks he is not a dog and doesn't like other dogs. Thelma got a lot of compliments on the parade. They told some of the team leaders that it was the best one they ever had. That made her feel good. She is tired and we wont be home only a couple of days and head to Louisville for the Rally. We are meeting Jack and Barb there. Will be down there a week and head home a week from next Tuesday. Should be a little more relaxing for us. That's about it for tonight Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Two Days to go

Tonight we had our teen Queen contest. A girl from Michigan won. I spent the day taking pictures of all the Queen activities. Starting at 9:00 this morning. That was a tea then they did a gift exchange At 2:00 they did a talent Then this evening was the Evening gown part with them answering a question. It was a good evening. I am ready for bed I have a lot of pictures to go over. Tomorrow is a pretty busy day too. Thurs is the parade and then it starts to wind down. Thank Goodness. Thelma and I are both ready for a break. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Missed last night

Sorry I didn't get to do the blog last night. I have been really busy doing the pictures. I knew that when we started I would be busy. The band was late in getting started last night as the keyboard buy had a death in the family. He came back but it was late. We had to leave as Thelma had a steering committee meeting . I sat outside for a bit with Eli and then worked on pictures. Am trying to put comments on the pictures as I go. Not sure I will be able to keep up. There was a Mennonite group in here this afternoon selling homemade bread pies rolls noodles. I got a loaf of bread and pumpkin bars. They are very good. I ordered a peach pie for when they come back on Wed. They will keep it back for me. Should have ordered some noodles too. Guess I need to get back to work on the pictures. Have them on the puter and tweaked them some. Not need comments on them. That's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tommorrow is the day.

WE will get started tomorrow. Thelma is at a meeting tonight. We had our potluck/pitchin. They provided Chicken. Only got one piece. That was enough with all the other food Thelma and I ran to the Walmart at Benton Harbor. It;s not very far away. About 15 -20 minutes. Stopped at a fruit stand on the way back and got some peaches and cherries. Still a little high on price I think. Well Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One more free day

We have one more day before things really start going. Thelma had a meeting tonight. This afternoon we packed goodie bags. Tomorrow evening we have a pitch in supper. They are supplying the meat. Not sure what it will be. Somebody said hot dogs. Hope not. That is about it for tonight I guess. Later all. Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In Michigan

WE are here where the campvention will be. It starts officially this Friday. This evening we went out to eat with some friends and then drove about 11 miles to a city beach on the lake Michigan. It was a nice beach. Might have to go back there this week before we get started and take my swimsuit. That's about it for tonight. More this week. Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 5, 2010

A busy day yesterday. Went to church in the morning and then to Mc Ds for breakfast. We went back to the trailer and got ready to go to Rossville In for a 50th Anniuversary party. I did the pictures for this couple that we are good friends with. Took pictures of all the family together and then each on separately and then all the grand kids and g grand kids. We had a great time. Then we came back to the fairgrounds and Violet and Sherryl came out a little later and we did hamburgers and bbeans. Chips, and a salad that Thelma made. It was a good one. I tried to get the pictures to line up across the top but they wouldn't do it. The fireworks went of at 1010. We did not get to bed till after 11:00 I couldn't go to sleep Guess I was all wound up. We got up this morning about 7:30 and ate a little breakfast and then hooked up and headed home. Did one load of laundry and carried stuff out to the trailer. The back seat is almost full. Got room for a few more things. That is about it for tonight. We will try and leave by 8:00 or so in the morning. We won't have much to do till Thursday or Fri is when I really start taking pictures. Thelma is working in the office with another lady so she will be busy. That's it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bueatiful Day

Today was a bueatiful day.Got kinda warm . Put the air on this afternoon. It was 86 inside. This morning we went to Mickey ds for breakfast. Sherryl came out here to the fiargrounds earlier than we expected. I was just shaving so finished that up and then went Sherryl had to take her dog to the groomers at Noon so we went after that to eat at the pizza shack by the tracks. Was good as usual. Right as we were leaving Sherryl's phone rang. Annie was done so we went and picked her up. I held her in the back seat. She is a hand full. After taking her home we went to Wall mart. Picked up a few things for a salad that Thelma wants to make for tomorrow. We are cooking out here in the evening when we get back from the party we are going to. She want's to make this when we are in Berrien Springs Mi. Using Violet and Sherryl as test tasters. We stayed here at the fairgrounds while Thelma made the salad. Then we went into Violets. She wanted something to eat so went to the DQ in town. Had a hot dog and drink and the Sherryl and I walked Annie a little bit. We came home and I got a shower . Think the humidity has risen as it was warm walking. That's about it for tonight. We will go to church in the morning and then hit Mickey Ds for breakfast and then we will come back here and get ready to got to Rossville. It is about and hour away. We could not find a campground closer so this will work. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 2, 2010

On the road again

We are at the Tipton Fairgrounds for a few days. Got here a little after 12 and set up Not to bad of weather here. Don't have the air on yet! Will probably put it on tomorrow as it is going to warm up some. Not sure what we will do this evening Probably eat out with Violet and Sherryl. Thelma is taking them out for there Birthday's tomorrow. There birthdays are the first part of June so she took them out last year also. Guess that's about it for now Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Questions answered

Last night we went out to the KOA at Bluffton to see my brother Paul and sil Beth. Went out to eat at Richards in town. Then went back to camper and talked for awhile. Left around 8 We had storm warnings when we got back. We did not get that much wind or rain as I thought we might get. We will be home here till the 2 of July and go to Tipton to camp there for the weekend. I am taking pictures for a couple of our friends that we camp with that are celebrating their 50 anniversary. That will be on Sunday. Will leave there on Monday morning and stop at home to replenish and maybe do a load or two of laundry and on Tues head up to Michigan for our campvention. We are going in early as Thelma is on the steering committee. I am doing the pictures but won't start doing that until Thurs some and then Fri when the campvention starts in earnest. That is about it from here for now. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, June 20, 2010

home for a couple of weeks

Got home about 4:30 this afternoon. We had a board meeting this morning right after church. We started about 12:00 or so Took 4 hr and 20 min to get home. That was with a stop for lunch on the way. and of course a couple of potty breaks and some fuel. We had a good time this weekend. Hadn't seen some of the people since last fall. Some we have seen at the retiree rally. Guess that is about all for now. Happy Fathers day to all the Fatheres. Hope it was a good one. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Going home tomorrow

Tomorrow we leave after church and a board meeting. We will go out to eat sometime after we get there. Today the teens played flag football. Some of it got pretty rough for flag football. This evening we had a pitch in supper or potluck as we call it. They furnished pork loin and we all brought a dish or two. Thelma made Au gratin potatoes and put some ham in it. There was nothing left. It was almost gone by the time we got into line. They had a pretty good turnout 41 units with 5 second families. That means they stayed with someone else but payed an activity fee. That is not too bad. If we get 50 units any more we are lucky. Only at the Brown County one do we get more than 50. We some entertainment tonight. Guy played the guitar. We Stayed till 9 and then came back. That's about it for today. Oh forgot. We got a dozy of a storm last night Thunder and lightning. Rocked the trailer. Don't need anymore of those. 3/4 of inch of rain. that was all. Sounded like a lot more Okay Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, June 18, 2010


It has been really hot here today. When you walked out of the A/C it almost knocked you down. The building we are using is air conditioned so not to bad in there. Yes there is some Amish in this area. Not sure but I think someone said that they came from Penn. They are mostly north of US 36 and east of 41. They have all different type of things. The one place we went to was mostly a greenhouse . I think later they will have produce when they come up. The place that we thougth we would go to we could not find. Not sure if maybe it was someplace else that we camped. Played euchre tonight didn't do all that good but it was fun. That's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Missed yesterday

I don't have a very fast signal here in Rockville. We sat outside visiting last night and it was 10:00 before we came in . I went and took a shower and when I got on the net it was so slow that I just checked email and got off. Yesterday Thelma and I hit the Amish stores . We found three of them I think we bought something at every one of them. Not much but a little. Last night the latch for the door broke and so this morning we went down to Terre Haute to a dealer and got a new one. So now we can get out with out the screwdriver. We might take a drive later to some bridges. Thought we would go this morning but with having to fix the latch that didn't work. That's about it for now Later. Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Parke County

We are in Rockville at the fairgrounds. Got stuck down here and had to have the guy mowing grass help me get out. It wasn't too bad. Sure got the truck muddy. We went out to eat with some other folks and on the way I washed it. Sure looked better. Tomorrow Thelma and I are going to do some sightseeing. We want to find the Amish store that is down here somewhere. We went to it when we were down here four years ago but don't remember where it is. Will go to the visitors center tomorrow morning and find out from them. Might take some pictures. That's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

We leave tomorrow for Rockville In for a state campout. WE are going early to do some sightseeing down there. This is in Parke county home of the covered bridges. We will be there till Sun and then head home for Fathers day. Will go out somewhere to eat with Gary's fam. Will post again tomorrow eve. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wrong date

I made a boo boo. We are not leaving next wed. It is the week after. Thelma and I both were thinking we were going next week So have a whole week to get things around. Sorry about that. Later. Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lot of food

Here is the picture of the food that we won in a raffle. It had 27 cans and 17 boxes of different things. Guess we won't starve for awhile. Couldn't believe how much stuff was in there. Then we have a plastic crate that it came in which you can use as a file folder if you want. Don;t know if this picture will get bigger if you click on it or not. That's it for tonight. We leave next Wed to go down to Parke county for a state camp out. We can go down early so we will do some sightseeing while there. We are camping at the fairgrounds. We were down there in 2006. That was in Oct when the covered bridge festival is going on. That is neat. We go during the week. Not as crowded. Maybe we will go down this year again. Later all. Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, May 31, 2010

Home for a few days

We got home this afternoon about 1 or so. Not real sure. We stopped in Tipton to see Thelma's brother Paul who was in the hospital He had pneumonia and his heart fluttered from the high fever. He will be going home today. Then we stopped at Violets for a few minutes. Sherryl wants to put a railing by the side door so Violet can get in easier. Yes I will take a picture of all the cans and stuff that we got. May take a few days. We have had a lot of rain here in the last couple of hours. Not sure how much. We got home without hitting any. It had rained in Tipton. earlier. Guess we were lucky. Not much else new. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Samboree over

Tomorrow we leave for home. It has been a fun filled few days. The gentleman who was missing was found at 11:00 last night at his home. He did not know where he had been. Thank God he was okay. I think they need to take away his keys. Tonight we had some entertainers from Tenn. They were really good. I liked them better that Spike. We won a food basket this afternoon in a raffle. It was so heavy that it took Bob and I to carry it back to the trailer. Bunch of cans cake mixes Spaghetti and sauce to go with it. Not sure what all. We can eat for a week or so. That's about it for tonight. It is 10:30 now already. We just got back about 10 minutes ago. Later all. Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spike and the bulldogs

Tonight for entertainment we had Spike and the bulldogs. They were really good. Did one and a half hour show. We really enjoyed. it. Tomorrow is a full day and we leave Monday morning. The reason we cannot run air con is that they run temporary wiring and it is not heavy enough to run A/Cs. There is some sad news here. An 84 year old gentleman left around 12:30 today to get gas and has not returned. Don't know if he has the start of Alzheimer's or not. It is a shame. As far as I know his wife is still here. He left in the pickup. It is even on Channel 15s website. So sad Hope it turns out okay We may know more in the morning. or tomorrow sometime. Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, May 28, 2010

A great day

Today was a great day. We slept in this morning as neither one of us slept very good Wed. Night. Slept good last night was really tired. It is hot here and can't run the air so we have fans running. Have one by the bedroom windows Bought a power protection outfit today. We are afraid of the power that we are going to have at our campvention in Mi. So Bob and I each bought one. Since we both got one they did not charge us sales tax which saved us some money. He got a 50 amp but I bought a 30 as that is what we always use. So we shall see. Tonight they had two guys that did impression type music. The one guy had some trouble with his voice so he did not sing much . The other one did a lot of Elvis and he was pretty good. He really played to the audience. I just took a shower and finishing this up and then will go to bed. It is almost 11 so time for me to go . See that my font changed Wont mess with it tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Good Sam Rally

We got here about 10:30 this morning. We met the other couple at flying J. Came in here about 11:00. Got set up and had some lunch. About 2:30 or so went up and did the commercial building and got Ice cream. Cost 25cents a dip Cheap. At 4:30 we had a hot dog dinner. Pretty good. They had one that was pretty burnt. Asked for that one. Love them well done ones. This evening they had a Gospel group in singing. They are really good. We have entertainment every night. Spike and the bulldogs are going to be here Sat night. They are from New Haven. We got up at 6:00 this morning So we will probably head to bed pretty quick. That's about it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli. He hates these rallies where we are gone so much.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Leaving tomorrow

We are leaving early tomorrow morning for Lebanon, In. We are meeting another couple and going to a Good Sam rally, It will take about 3 hrs to get there. We seem to find the farthest places to go. It will be a fun time. Will come home on Sunday afternoon. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Well We are home for a few days. Have some work to do. Like cut grass again. It doesn't look too bad Might wait a few days so don't have to cut it again before Memorial day. We will leave a week from next Thursday for a good SAM rally. We only do this once a year. The lady that camps by herself has a truck camper. Tomorrow Thelma has lab work in the morning and and Tues a Dr. appt regular check up. We have some rugs from the camper to wash so will go to a laundromat to do that. That's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tipton, In

We are back in Tipton for a few days. Will leave here on Sunday afternoon. We left the campground around 11:30 or so Took us 20 Minutes to get here. We had 11 units camping with 21 people. We have one lady that comes by herself. She is great fun. When we got here it was so windy and around 81 F Not used to that. Thelma is already in bed and I am about ready to hit the sack too. Not too much else new so will close for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A great day

Today we had our potluck cookout. We had a good time with all our friends here. Tomorrow we go to the goodwill store and Deals. Then we will go to the Pizza Shack by the tracks I think we have about half of us going It has been a long day so will Cut this one short. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, May 10, 2010

White river campground

We are the campground here in Cicero. Went out to eat tonight with a bunch from here. A couple of families did not go but most of us did. It was a good one. They also have a restaurant in Tipton that we eat at on Sundays when we are there. A few of the ladies went up to the building to play games tonight. Some of us guys stood around and shot the bull. Got a little cool so I came in. Most of the rest did the same. Tomorrow we do our cook out. Not sure what we will do Wednesday. This is sort of a do nothing campout. That's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Moving Tomorrow

Tomorrow we go to Whiteriver campground at Cicero, In. It is north of Indy a ways. Close to Noblesville. We will leave Tipton in the morning sometime. Check in at the campground is 12:00 so we have time. We went to church here in Tipton and then went to breakfast. This afternoon we went into Violet and Sherryls and cooked hamburger. I brought my little tiller and worked up some flower beds for Sherryl and also some area's in the yard that had no grass. Then put some patch grass stuff down. That's about it for tonight. I'm about ready for bed. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tipton, In

We are in Tipton tonight. Went with Violet and Sherryl to Golden Corral to eat. Not sure it was worth the price. It had rained back here while we were gone. Forgot to put my rain gauge out. Not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. It is only going to get up to 55. Sherryl has some flower beds that she wants me to work up so brought along my Mantis tiller. It will work good for that. We will be here till Monday and then move to Whiteriver for our retiree rally. That"s about it for tonight. Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Home for a couple of days

Forgot to post last night. We got home about 1:30 I guess. I did 3 loads of laundry yesterday and 2 more today. Cut the grass this morning and then got a couple of bulbs for the camper. Two were burned out. Had to fix the latch on the door. Little bit of epoxy did the trick. Also had one propane tank filled. We went to Kroger for some groceries. Than went out to Johnny Appleseed campground to see Jack and Barb. Got home about 10:00. It has been a very busy day. Tomorrow is not going to be all that much better. We will leave on Friday but probably wait till the mail comes. I am going to stop it for a week also need to stop the paper. Yes it was a Vera Bradley bag. Guess that's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here is a couple of pictures from the RVMuseum that we toured today. This is a 15 ft Shasta. We had a 13 ft one and this one is similar. Notice the canvas bunk in the rear. Our 13 ft one had that. I remember Gary outgrew that so soon. We had a great time looking at all the old trailers. I will put all the pictures on the web site when we get home. The wifi here is not all that good so will do it later. This afternoon we went to a Montana dealer and I got my latch for the screen door. Got it on. We also looked at a couple of fifth wheels. Nice. I talked to the service guy and going to take ours back this fall to have them fix a crack in the fiberglass. This has been a problem with a lot of Montana's. They can do it in one day so we might have to find something to do for a day. Will take it up after we are done camping. Later we went to a nursery landscape place and Thelma got a Very Bradley bag. It was a special deal. It had a lot of stuff in it. They had a bunch of little houses and stuff. They will be on the web site soon too. That's about it for now We will leave here sometime tomorrow morning. Have to leave by noon. Have to do laundry when we get home. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In Elkhart

We are at the Elkhart campground tonight. Tomorrow we will go to the museum and a Montana dealer. I need a couple of latches. Today when we got here on of the pins in the kitchen slide broke and the slide wouldn't come out. So had to get down there and drill out the hole so I could put a new bolt in it. i have done it a couple of times on the other one so now how to do it. Guess that's about it for tonight. At least here we have some good TV. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Moving on

Tomorrow we move to Elkhart Campground for two nights. We are going with another couple to visit the RV hall of fame Museum. We will leave here about 1:00 or so. Not all that far from here. Will leave there on Tues and stop at home for a few days till we head down to Tipton. Tonight we had a potluck supper. Boy was that good. Too much food though. It has cooled off here quite a bit since this afternoon. Hope it isn't going to rain. Guess that's about it for tonight. See you tomorrow. Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, April 30, 2010

Another day gone

We did not do much today. We went out this late afternoon with a few here and ate at a little restaurant here in Berrien Spring. We are going to have our campvention here in July 9-15, Thelma is doing the pet parade and asst office manager and I am doing the digital picture thing. I have two other people to help. That should be enough. Thelma just got back from a steering committee meeting and took notes since she is asst secretary. Tomorrow all the committee's meet with team leaders and make sure everything is ready to go. Have to get up early in the morning so guess that will do it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Berrien Springs Mi.

Got up here this afternoon. Not too many here yet. Most will come tomorrow. Some still have to work. We will not have to do anything tomorrow till the evening. Thelma has a meeting with the steering committee since she is asst secretary. I don't have anything to do till Sat when we have are committee meetings. The TV here is terrible. Cant get anything except religious programs. I didn't think we were that far from South Bend. Need to check it out. That's about it for tonight. More tomorrow. Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Home for a few days

Got home around 1:30 this afternoon. Had rain on and off all the way home. Some of it was hard. It quit around Decatur and got the trailer backed in and unhooked with out rain. Went to nine mile to eat later. We did not see anyone that we knew when over there. If I want to see someone I need to call them. There never seems to be the time. Guess that's about it . I have dentist appt tomorrow. Oh boy just can't wait. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another day gone

Today we had nickel dime bingo. I won one pot. $5:00 something. Not too bad. This evening we had a picnic lunch. They had chicken potato salad cole slaw regular salad desserts that ladies had made for the apple baking contest. Then we had a singer this evening for entertainment. Pretty good. Tomorrow is church and then we will head home. It has rained here of and on all day. Hope it stops in the morning for hook up. We will probably stop in Piqua at the Arbys on the way home for lunch. We have done that before. It is located in a shopping center lot so have lots of room for the trailer. That's about it for this weekend. Next weekend we will be in Michigan for our final campvention meeting. Just a couple of months and we will be there for a week or so. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, April 23, 2010

On the road again

We are this evening at Urbana Ohio. This is where we lived for 14 years. We got set up around 1:00 and then went to the airport cafe. We used to eat here a lot when we lived here. This is will not be a big campout as it is just a district one. After we ate we went into springfield and drove by the plant. Sure not many cars there. They only have about 400 or so working there now. That is factory people. My sister was here this past week. She stayed at my other sisters place. She came into town on Monday andWed. We had good visits. Had not seen her for quite a while it is a long drive from Colorado. not sure what all we will do this weekend. They are saying we are going to get rain. So what is new. We get that a lot when camping. I think the farmers could use some rain. The ones working in the fields on the way over were creating a lot of dust. Thats about it for tonight. "Have to get into this slowly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Recap of winter trip

Thought I would give a little recap of our trip.
We drove the truck 4791 Miles
Pulled the trailer 2874 miles
Drove the truck by itself 1917 miles
We spent 75 days in the camper.
Stayed in 13 different campgrounds
We used 438.06 gals of diesel
Our average mileage was 10,93 mpg
The truck computer showed an average of 11mpg most of the time. I never reset it when we filled up. Sometimes it would get up to about 12 then go down. Coming back from South Carolina I think the mileage went down as we had some hills and I pushed it pretty hard. The truck really did fine. We had great weather all during the driving time. I don't think we ever drove in much rain. We stayed a couple of extra nights when we got to Al. because a storm was coming in. So that's about it for the trip. Now I need to get the oil changed in the truck. and get it washed. Brought SC mud with us. Thanks to all who followed the blog and commented Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A great Easter

We went to 8:00 service this morning. Then stayed for breakfast. It was good. This afternoon we picked up Gary and family and went to Cracker Barrel. They were not as crowded as we thought they might be. Got seated in about 15 minutes. Had good meals. Had desert at ?Gary and Lisa's. Came home and I took a nap. Slept for about 3 hrs. Felt better then. probably wont blog as much till we go camping or get ready. If anything great happens will post on here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What to write about.

Now that we are home everything seams mundane. We went to the grocery this morning and got Eli some treats and a few other things. e also ate at Cracker Barrel. Did a load of laundry when we got home. Didn't do much else. I have to work on getting my pictures from the rally around. Might work on them tomorrow. Also have to finish up our taxes. I didn't have everything I needed while we were gone so did what i could. Shouldn't take long to wrap it up. Just need to get on it. Guess thats about it for tonight. Everyone have a Blessed Easter Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, April 2, 2010

We are home

Well I did it. I missed last night. I was on the computer but didn't do the blog right away and then forgot and went to bed. We got home about 3:30. We did not start real early as we were pretty tired. Thelma is really whipped. We did not make it to church last night and then today we went to the service at St Paul at noon since Concordia was doing that half hour. But about halfway thru Thelma got to feeling dizzy and we didn't stay. We came home and I think she slept for about 3 hrs. She did not sleep well last night. Not sure if that what it was. We have both been fighting colds for the last week now. Hope it gets better pretty soon. I guess Eli doesn't really mind the trailer but he likes the big house to run around in. I think he did it twice today. Tomorrow we are going to Meijr to get treats for the boy. We are about out. /We had Gary buy some and ship them to Gulf Shores. That's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One more day

Se are in Shepardsville,Ky tonight. We stopped here as this is where we will stay when we come down here in July for the "Rally" We called Jack and Barb and they came and picked us up and we went to a Mexican Restaurant. It was good. Had Margaritas. They were pretty strong. But that was good. The reason we came back the way we did is I didn't want to mess with the Mountains. One road was closed because of landslide. So couldn't take that if we wanted to. We should be home tomorrow afternoon sometime. Not sure just what time we will get started. We have had good weather all the way home. Sunny and no rain. The good Lord has watched over us all the time we have been gone. Yes I caught a cold and lost my voice for a day. It is starting to come back now. Should be good by Easter Sunday. That's it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli who I think is ready for his big house

Monday, March 29, 2010

Covington Ga

We are on our way home. We are at a campground in Covington Ga. It was the only one that was right off of I20. It is not the best but will work for one night. Tomorrow we leave here and go through Atlanta into Alabama and hit I65 and head north. I figure it will take us about 4 days. I need to check my mapping program. Thelma did two loads of laundry here. May try and do another load at the next park. That's about it for tonight. Not sure we will stay up very late. We are both tired and I am losing my voice. That is no fun. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It"s over

Well This rally is over for another year. We had a ball of fun. I am tired tonight as I guess the feeling of it being over has sunk in. Tonight we had our parade of state's where each state here parades across the stage making all kind of noise. This afternoon the Indiana group went to Ryan's to eat That was good fellowship. Tomorrow we start home. Will probably take about 4 days.We are not going to rush as we are tired. Next years rally is in Canton Texas. We had planned on going to the free registration helps. That's about it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, March 27, 2010

One day to go.

Tonight was the big night. We crowned our new Retiree King and Queen. They are from Michigan. We know them pretty well. They are a nice couple. They will do a fine job for our group. They also drew for a free registration for next year for those that signed up today. Well guess what Ole Ron and Thelma won that. So we got our check back that we had wrote. That was nice. Saved a little money. This morning we had a flea market and then had a little free time. I am ready for this to be over. My legs are getting a little tired. I guess that's about it for tonight. We have about three things to do tomorrow and then it's all over. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Days to go

We have two more days to go. We have 265 units on the ground. Today was a busy day as I took pictures of all the activities and uploaded some to a new web site that I started. When I get them all uploaded will let everyone know with the blog. This evening we went to a steak house here in Summerville. Boy was it good. Thelma and I had shrimp and 8 oz steak. Brought part of the steak home. Two couples got a 51 oz steak. They had enough left over for at least two more meals. This evening they announced that a couple I talked too last week at a campground and gave them a membership folder came here to the grounds and signed up. What a suprize. I talked to them and told them what fun we had. They live here in Summerville. Another couple that just joined also live here and so they are going to try and start a club.Tomorrow we have a flea market and meal in the evening. Then the crowning of our retiree King and Queen. Then a ball after that. Well that's about it for tonight. Oh the elvis guy was terrible. Off key and didn't even look like him. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A long day

Well it is 10:45 and I am just doing the blog. Just got back from the program. Tonight was variety show night. This is when the members show their talent. It wasn't too bad. Sometimes you get people who I think don't have talent. you know how that goes. We had our group pictures taken this morning. Boy this guy knows how to run them through. Takes about 3 pictures and then moves the next group in. Then I took some pictures around the grounds at games while Thelma went with a friend of ours to the laundry. That is done for a least a week. Will see where we stop at next week on the way home if they have laundry facilities may do some then. We will leave here on Monday morning. This evening we had our first meal that is furnished. Had Creamed corn, green beans pulled pork, fried chicken potato salad Cole slaw, rolls banana pudding of some kind, some rice with gravy. Couldn't eat it all. Brought some chicken home for Eli. Tomorrow night think we are going to a steak house with some friend. Sunday our Indiana group is going to Ryan's as a group. Should be fun. Well that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A busy day

Today was a busy day. I started out this morning at 8:00 and took pictures of the Chairman of this rally. I didn't get all of them so will try again tomorrow morning. Then I came back to the trailer and got Thelma and we ate breakfast at the Lions club food stand. It was good. They are having a lot of business. That is good as all profit goes to the things that they do. Then I got a shower and went and took pictures of some seminars and games Tonight we had some good entertainment. I didn't think it was as good as last night but that's just my opinion. Tomorrow morning we have our group pictures taken by a professional. Not sure what else is going on in the afternoon. We have a meal at 5:00 and the evening entertainment is a variety show by the members. Some are good and some ? That's about it for tonight The pictures of this probably won't be on till after the rally is over. I might download some here if the wifi is working. They will be on a different Picasa site as I started one to use just for FCRV. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Short one tonight.

This will be kinda short It is almost 11 and I just got the pictures loaded on the puter that I took tonight. I also did the comment on most of them. The pictures I am taking are for the international retiree rally not the Indiana one. That is Brown
county.No we did not get pulled out there. It was at Sadella Mo for the escapade that we went to. We had some good entertainment tonight. I need to get up early in the morning and go to a meeting and get pictures of all the chairman. That's about it tonight. We had a great day. Sunny a little windy but at least it was dry. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 22, 2010

Better Day

At least it didn't rain. It was cool and windy but at least we stayed dry. I think about all of the campers are in. We have about 253 rigs on the grounds. This is a fairground. I don't think it is set up the best for camping. They are supposed to have the campvention here in 2011. Not sure where they are going to put 400-500 units in here with electric. Maybe they will put up a lot of temporary hookups. We went into town tonight with a couple of friends and went to the slippery fingers. BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. This is what I ordered and brought home the chicken and pork. We have lunch for tomorrow. Thelma is already in bed and I am about ready also. After being out in the wind all day it really makes you sleepy. Tomorrow the rally starts officially. Now my job as photographer starts. I started with some today but now it is game on. Not much else new for now. So later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wet and Rainy Ladson

We got here about 9:20 this morning. Got up at Six and on the road by 7. Stopped at Mickey D's for breakfast. We had a good trip Not much traffic. We got set up and then started helping with the parking. Then came the rain. I had on a rain coat but my pants got wet as did my shoes. Finally about 4:30 came in and changed into dry clothes. This evening the workers registered and we had a short church service. The chaplain is a retired Lutheran Minister. NotMS. He is really good. Tomorrow we start parking at 8:00. So have to get up early again. That is about it for tonight I want to take a shower and probably go to bed early. After being outside all afternoon I am tired. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Moving Tomorrow

In the morning we will be going to Ladson, SC for our retiree rally. We are helping with parking so will get an early start from here. Hopefully by 7:00. That should get us to Ladson around 9:30 or so. We will stop at a Mickey D's for breakfast. We checked the place today and there is a big parking lot next door that we can pull in and then get back on the road. Tonight we had our root beer floats and our meeting. We talked for a little while and then came back. We have pretty much every thing ready to go in the morning. I need to get the puter packed away after I get done here and then go to bed. Setting the alarm for 6. That is early for us.
We went to a
Texas roadhouse tonight for supper. It was really good. Good food and a good waiter who was originally from Mich. That's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another day shot

Well another day has gone already. We only have one more full day here. We will do laundry in the morning. Then might go to the board meeting for FCRV. this morning Thelma and I went out for breakfast and then went to 2 flea markets. Didn't find one flea. I did buy a couple of mats one for in the camper and one outside the door that says welcome to our home away from home. They show a fifth wheel. One for seven or two for ten. So I got two. This evening we had a Lazania dinner. Everybody brought salads or desserts. Some of the people from the board meeting came and joined in. This was put on by the YARS group.
Then we had karaoke after that. It was pretty good.

We followed the house for about 20-30 min. It seemed like an hour. The Elvis was pretty good. He sounded a lot like Elvis. Tomorrow night we have our business meeting for Yars and then Sunday morning we go to Ladson for our Retiree rally. We will leave early as we need to get there to help with parking. That's about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here are two pictures. One is the house we were following on the way here. You can see how it took up both lanes. The other one is 3 dogs that were playing on the beach and water. Some lady that had two of the dogs threw a stick in the ocean and they went after it It was really cute to watch them Today was a bueatiful day. This evening we went with another couple to the Legends in Concert. They were impersonators. Elvis, Marylin Monroe, The Temptations George strait, and Rod Stewert. Didn't enjoy him that much as don't know his songs. They were all good. It lasted just a little over two hours. Got home about 10:30. Tomorrow I will try and put up the rest of the pictures I also did a small video of the ocean. Now I have them from Al, Fl and now SC Thats about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli