Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We are home

Thought I better let you all know we are home. Got home Sun afternoon. Made good time. So far we have been getting the clothes in and Thelma is washing them Also brought food in from trailer. Today I went to Dr for my A1C. Good report. I went from 11.2 in Jan to 6.7 now. 6.5 is where it is really good. So Dr was really pleased. We ordered a new motor and gearbox for the front jacks for trailer. Should be in Thurs and if it is we will drive to Elkhart to get it. Also go to surplus place and see about getting new steps for the trailer. I left them out when we were in Texas and kinda bent them up. They work but would like to get new ones. So we might be up there Fri. Guess that's it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Home tomorrow

We will be getting home tomorrow. WE are in Fletcher Ohio tonight. Decided not to make it a long. Day. Got here about 3 and set up. Since the jacks on the front are not working we are staying hooked up. Had to pull into a grassy site backwards I guess. They are not fussy here. They don;t have sewer hookups. So will have to use the dump station when we leave tomorrow. We are going to just sleep till we wake up and then have breakfast. Pancakes. It will take us about 3 hrs to get home. If we don't make to many pit stops. We ran into rain a lot today. It rained hard a couple of times. That is the most rain we have had in traveling the last 4 weeks. Will be nice to get home and get the parts for the jacks. I still have work on the pictures that I took. Over 1000 to sort through. Will be at it for a week or so. Well that is it for tonight. The Verizon signal is not all that good here. Later all 'Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 22, 2011

Berea, Ky

We are at the Oh Kentucky campground for tonight. It is a little after 9 and thundering and lightning but so far no rain. They had a lot of rain in Lexington earlier. Flooded some streets. We hit some rain on the way here. Got started about 8:30 or so this morning. Guess that is it for tonight Not sure how far we are going tomorrow. We did 350 some miles today. Will see.  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Leaving in morning

Well the part that I ordered came in today. But it is not what was wrong. Yesterday I was messing with the motor and gear box and noticed the gear box on the motor made a funny noise. Took it apart and one little gear in it is bad. So will wait till we get to FT Wayne to get it fixed. I can use a handle and jack the trailer. Will be a job. We will not unhook as we travel north. Hope to get home on Sun. Just depends on how well we travel and how far. It sure has been hot here. Wish they had a pool. But this place is mostly for the races. Guess that's it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This morning Thelma and I traveled to Richard Childress Winery. He is the owner of race teams. He owned Dale Earnhardt Sr team. He still owns the rights to #3. We bought a couple of bottles and also ate lunch there. We brought part of it home. Hoping the part for trailer comes in tomorrow. Want to get started home. We went to a race last night at Charlotte Speedway. It was legends cars. They are young kids driving. 8-16. We stayed for about 2 hrs and then came back. It was so hot. Here are a couple pictures from there

The first two are from the race and the last one is The winery. The tanks and barrels are in the basement. It was a good tour. We will probably not do anything else here if we get the parts tomorrow. If they come in early we will try and get on the road yet tomorrow otherwise will stay one more night and leave on Fri. Guess that's it  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Busy two days

Yesterday I did the Garage Pass tours. It was a lot of fun. We hit 5 shops. Roush Fenway, Joe Gibbs, Penske Stewart Haas. Ernhardt Gannsi and last Hendricks They have a big museum there. We left at *:30 and got back a little before 5. Thelma did not go. Today Thelma did some laundry this morning and then this afternoon we took a tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rode around the track in a van. They went pretty fast. Tonight there is a legends race at the track . They will use a short track for it. Hope it cools off some. It is so stinking hot here.  I will have some pictures of what we  have done here when I get home and have good wifi to upload. I put some on FB. Last night. Guess that's it for now Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 15, 2011

Campvention over

We are now is Concord NC across the road from Charlotte motor speedway. Will be here till next Fri. Had to order new gear box for the jacks. Will be here Thurs so will leave Fri Morning I am about ready for bed. It has been a long week. It is cooled down here. 68 right now Have the windows open Nice. I need to work on pictures this week. We don;t have much going on at this campout. Mostly in the evening. Monday we are doing a garage pass tour. 4 Racing shops. Should be interesting.  Well that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Been awhile

I haven't been able to update lately It has been crazy here. Last night it was 12 AM before we got to bed. I did pictures for a bit after we got back from the pageant. Then went down to the Indiana group for a bit. We had to get up this morning for Thelma to help with the pet parade. This evening I took pictures at the Queens ball. Got some pretty good ones. I even danced with one of the queens. There were 3 girls that did not have their dads here. Not sure why. but The teen director asked me to dance with one of them so I did with Miss Iowa. I haven't danced for so long. Tomorrow is our parade and then in the evening we have a few awards and entertainment and then it is over. Tomorrow I need to start putting things away. Hate that we have quite a bit of stuff out. We then move up to Concord NC by Charlotte Motor Speedway. That should be fun. Well that is about it for tonight. We just had a big storm for the last hour or so., Not much wind but a lot of rain. It has rained here three different times since we got here. They really needed the rain.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 4

Am posting this in the late afternoon. We have awards tonight and entertainment. I will need to put pictures on a stick for the guy who is doing the newsletters. Tomorrow is the Queen interviews and tea in the morning In the afternoon is the talent portion and then in the evening is the final padgent part with evening gowns and the final 5 girls give an essay. It will be a busy day for me. Well here is a picture of our queen last night before the noise parade. Sure not as many as there used to be. We only have 12 girls running. One lady could not make it from TX as she got hurt.
Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 3

Today we started off with church services. Not bad I guess. I like the chaplain we had before better. Then they had some adult games I got a few pictures of that. This afternoon we had a thunderstorm. Boy did it put the water down. This is the second day in a row we have had rain. They need the rain. But do it at night. Tonight we did our queen parade . Didn't take long as there are not that many units here. Part of the problem is we were just here in 2010 for our retiree rally. So a lot of the older people didn't come. Well time for me to get to bed. Have to get up early tomorrow to take pictures of a Hospitality.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day two almost over.

Well day two is almost gone. We didn't do a whole lot today. I went over to the Queen rehearsal and gave some pointers to the chairman and the girls on how to do certain things for the best pictures. Since I have done it a few times I know a little how they should walk and when to look at me for a good picture. I really enjoy doing this. I have 3 other people that are going to do other pictures for me. It has been hot here. 86 right now but hear thunder. I am doing this at 4"30 in the afternoon as I don't have as much time in the evening. Will put a few pictures on here maybe tomorrow. Tonight is the official opening with parade of states. We sure don't have very many here. Last I heard only 216 units. That is bad. Well I think it is about time for dinner so will say later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We are here

We got here to the campvention site this morning about 11:00. We got set up and had a little lunch and then Thelma went with Carol and did laundry. A weeks worth. We had brought a couple of things from home since she had done the laundry on Monday and we left on Wed. Yes passport america is a half price camping buisness. We have to pay for it each year. But it has paid for itself every year that we have had it. Some of the campgrounds we have stayed in have not been the best but for the price not that bad. Sometimes we hafe wondered about some of the places. This last one was quite the one. So far back in.
 We went to Wally world this afternoon. Got a few things Came back and did our registration. Thats about it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Moving tomorrow

Tomorrow Thelma and I go into the fairgrounds . The couple that was here with us left this morning. They are in charge of the gulf carts and had to be there to unload them. We will leave here sometime in the morning and then after lunch Thelma and Carol are going to the laundry. We are also going to hit up Wal mart. I also need to find propane place as one tank is empty. Yes this place is in a remote place. Not very well kept up. It is passport so only 13 a night. I wouldn't pay the regular price for here. If it had a little TLC it might not be so bad. It is not that big. Tonight Thelma and I went into the little town and had supper. Really nice place Only people in there. Had a nice visit with the waitress. Well That is about it for tonight  Not sure how much blogging I will do after this thing starts Will try and at least do a couple of updates  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another hot day

We had a scorcher here today. Not sure how hot it got but it was in the 90s again. They said on the news that it had been 20 days that they had been above normal. Not sure what that is. We hope to maybe do some sightseeing in Charleston but not sure how much. I would like to go to Ft Sumter if possible. Maybe on the 5th. We go into the fairgrounds on the 6th. Us and another couple that we camp with are the only ones in this park. There is another trailer here but he left for the weekend. He works as an engineer on the roads around here. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dorchester. SC

We are at Tanager Woods Campground. It is a passport. Good thing I sure wouldn't pay the full price. We have full hookups but there is nothing else here. Was afraid maybe we wouldn't even be able to get TV or Internet but the air card works pretty good. We are not that far from Charleston as the crow flies but mile road wise is a little far. This town doesn't have much of anything at least don't think so. Tomorrow we might drive in and see if there is a laundromat. Would like to wash some clothes before we leave here for campvention. WE only had to drive 208 miles today so we slept in till 8. Tomorrow it might be later. It was 95 when we got here. That takes a lot out of you when setting up. Just took a shower Sure felt good. Well guess that's it for tonight. There is supposed to be Tanager birds around here Will have to see. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli