Sunday, August 28, 2011

Were Home

Got a phone call from one of our friends today. She wondered if we were home since I hadn't posted that we were. So yes we got home last Sunday afternoon. Had a good time. We will leave again later this week for a regional in Ohio. Then home and then to Tipton for pork festival. Be there and then home to do laundry and then to Shelbyville for a week and half. After that to Brown County for our retiree rally. Sept. is a busy month. Will try and keep up with this. Should have the time. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today we went with Tom and Judith to Madison. About 40 miles from where we are camped. It is on the Ohio river. Went to the visitors center first and got some info on the Lanier Mansion. It is on the National Historic register He was president and major stockholder in the Madison branch of the second state bank of Indiana and also a major stockholder of the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad. Here is a picture of the  house

This is the front facing the Ohio river This is quite the home. This man loaned the state of Indiana over 1 million dollars to outfit soldiers during the civil war and then some to pay the interest on its loans. This was after he moved to NY We then went on a boat moored at the river to eat lunch That was good also. We had a great time. Will go back one of these times and stay for a week or less and do some more sightseeing.  It is pouring rain now pretty hard. Hope it clears up by the weekend when everybody gets here.  Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We are here

We arrived at Ceraland about 1:30 this afternoon. Was a long drive Not sure how many miles. Made a couple of pit stops. We are camped next to some of our good friends. They just  got a used Cardinal. Really nice.l Lot bigger than the older one they had. We went to Walmart tonight and got some fuel and then to Chilli's  for supper. Good meal. Ribs were really good. Tomorrow we are going to Madison to do some sightseeing. This campout really doesn't start till Fri so tomorrow is a free day. Guess that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leaving tomorrow

Tomorrow we head for Columbus In for a state campout. Will be there till Sunday and come home. Be here for about a week and then had over to Ohio. Nothing much happening here. Been a lot cooler weather which is nice. I washed the trailer Last weekend. It sure needed it. Hadn't washed it since we were in the Carolina's . It had a lot of dust on it. I need to wash the roof next week. I hate that part of it. Don't like climbing on it like I did years ago. Must be old age.  That's it for tonight  Later  all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Something new

Yesterday Thelma and I were going to the meat market over in Waynedale. When we walked out the door I saw a pigeon sitting on the railing of the deck. It just sat there looking at us. It then got on the table on the deck and pecked on it. I got real close and it had a red band on its right leg.So I think it was a homing pigeon. Don't know if he was tired or what . He sat there for quite a while finally he flew over to the car and landed on top of it. When we walked over to the car he flew off toward the south. Hope he found his way home. Never thought to get the camera. Was so shocked that never thought of it till later. Oh well.  That's it from here. I will send out email with some of the pictures I took at the race shops down in North Carolina. Also if you want to see the pictures from campvention go to FCRV and click on campvention and then this year Look for the photos at the bottom. Later  All Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Went to Elkhart

This morning we took the truck and went up to Elkhart. The motor for the front jacks was in so went to get it. First we stopped a RV surplus to look at steps. They had some but wasn't sure if they would fit. I had some measurements but not all I needed. So I measured those and brought them back. Need to check tomorrow to see if it will fit. If I bought them and they didn't fit I could return them but only for credit. I don't need that much stuff. So decided to wait and measure again. We got home about 4:00. Looked at a Montana 3580. Really liked the floor plan. But no we are not going to get something else unless I hit the power ball. LOL.  If we go up again will take the car as the step is all boxed up and would fit in the car. We got pretty good mileage with the truck. Let it run a couple of times when we left Eli in it when we went in the store.  Well guess that's it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli