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