Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's over

Today was the last day of the retiree rally. We had a ball. This morning we had the breakfast at 8. I was up at 5:30 to get the building unlocked. At 11 we had our business meeting. We elected two new officers. At 1:30 we went on the alpaca tour Here are a few of the pictures. They are sooooo cute. They make a little mewling sound.

 The last one is Thelma feeding one of them. They some feed in cups. Talk about being pushy. They would push each other out of the way.
This last one is the group photo that we took at 4:00

After the photo we had ice cream. They played some kind of bingo this evening but I worked on the pictures. Tomorrow morning Thelma and I will go to the laundry and do some before we head home. That way we don't have so much to do. Well that is it for tonight.Oh a bunch of us went out to the restaurant we went to the other night and about filled the place. I think the locals didn't appreciate us Tough. We brought money.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Only one more day left

Tomorrow is the last day of this rally We will stay here for the weekend campout. Today we played games and had our potluck supper. Too much good food. Tomorrow morning the men are fixing breakfast for the ladies. Then a general membership meeting. Election of officers. In the afternoon a tour of an alpaca farm. That should be interesting. 25 of us going. I will try and get some pictures of that on here sometime before the week is over. Then later we have ice cream and take a group photo. I also do that. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A long day

Today was a long day. I was up at 7:30 to go up and make coffee. Tomorrow I will go up and turn the pots on and then go back to bed for a bit. We are invited to some friends for breakfast. Biscuits and Gravy Yum Yum. To Jim and Sandie. Welcome.  We belong to a group called Family Campers and RVers. It was called NCHA years ago but they changed the name in the 90's. We did not belong then We started a club back in 1968. Then parked our trailer at a lake for a few years. After I retired we joined again and started camping. Check out the web site FCRV.Org. I made the coffee pots ready tonight so that will be ready in the morning. Tomorrow is another busy day. Games and a potluck in the evening with meat furnished. This is a retiree campout. On the weekend the working people will come in and join the rest of us. It has been a little cool here but not bad. Well guess that's it for tonight  So from Nashville, In night all Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nashville In

We are set up here at the fairgrounds in Nashville. We have 18 units in here tonight. Will get more tomorrow morning. Tonight we went out to eat. Our international retiree King and Queen are here. Thelma and I paid for their meal. About 6 others joined us. We had a great time. Tomorrow morning I need to go up to the building and get the coffee made. Also make tea and lemonade. Tomorrow evening we will have a soup supper Chili That should be good. It was a nice day. Sunny with a few clouds but it has cooled off tonight. Well that is it for tonight. Will try and blog every night maybe even put a few pictures on here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Johnson County Park

We moved this morning to Johnson County park for tonight. Thelma and I will go into the fairgrounds in Nashville in the morning. A couple of others will follow us. We had rain most of the way here. It was only 26 miles but seemed a lot longer. Got set up in some sprinkles. I had to change shoes socks and pants as I was so wet. Just sitting around now watching TV and computer stuff. Thought I would do the blog now. It is 58 here but feels colder due to rain.  Well that is it for now  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 23, 2011

Couple more days

We only have two more days here. Tomorrow and Sun. We will leave here right after church Sun morning. Not sure exactly how soon. Need to get packed up. Will do some of that Sat afternoon. We went out for supper with Bob and Carol tonight. Had fish. Not all you can eat. Just a meal. We were so full that could not eat anymore. Had some good entertainment tonight One more night of it. Tomorrow is bluegrass. They are having biscuit sandwiches in the morning. So will probably go get them tomorrow morning and bring them back here. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, September 19, 2011

A rainy day

Today started out gloomy and stayed that way till about 11:30 and then the rain came. They had the horse races in the rain. Had seventeen races. They got them done pretty quick though. Picked a few winners  Then Thelma and I went to Wal Mart and got some groceries, That is about it for today. Oh payed for our rally here this week. Well later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We moved

We had to move from the spot we were in as the good SAM people came in this afternoon. They weren't supposed to come in till tomorrow but they came in anyway. We moved around 5:30 or so. It is raining now Not real hard but a light rain. The festival is over. They had a pretty good day. It was not quite as sunny as yesterday. Thelma and I went to Grandmas for breakfast and then went to St Marks Lutheran Church Pretty good sermon. They are a very small church Only had 42 last week. I think about 30 some today. Not all that friendly. Their regular pastor had surgery this week so they had a sub. Tomorrow I have to get the jacks set and awning out. Hope it does not rain They have harness races tomorrow and Tues. Should be fun. The samboree starts on Wed. Well guess that's it for tonight later all
Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A great day

Today was a beautiful day for the Pioneer Festival. It was sunny and warm. In fact it got pretty warm this afternoon. I took a bunch of pictures  Will put them up on my website in a few days. Want to go to MC
Donald's and use their wifi to upload them I will put a few on tonight.

This little miniature horse was so cute. He just stood around all day and ate. Mostly the grass in the pen. This was the calf's food that he was into. The calf did not get to stay in the pen for long He tried to jump the fence and get out so they put him in the trailer.
Here is smoked beef jerky. They have a fire on the other side of the box and smoke from it comes in here and smokes this meat. He marinates it with a recipe and then you can sample the finished product. Was really good.
This is our friend Carol who taught school for a couple of hours. She will do it again tomorrow for a couple of more. She substitutes here at the local schools.

Making cider . They are pouring the cider in a gal jug. Will have to sample it tomorrow. It runs from 12 to 4 tomorrow. Thelma and I are going to the Lutheran church here in the morning. 10:30 is all they have. Wish they had Sat night. We are spoiled.  Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bueatiful Day

Today was a great day Nice and sunny. They are starting to set up for the Pioneer Festival. I took a few pictures They put up some buildings that they don't go into they have the 4 sides and roof Here is it laying on the ground and then when they are putting it together

Here is it put together
There are about 4 of these around here. Not sure what all they will be used for.  There is a cabin here that is of a man's family that served as V Pres under grover Clevland

Here is the plaque for it

Well that is for tonight Spent a lot of time outside today and the air really makes us tired.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shelbyville, In

We arrived here about noon today. Carol was working at a school She substitutes when they need here which I think is all this week. We had left the trailer at tipton so it wasn't all that far here. It is raining  now. Not hard just a lite rain. There is a pioneer festival this weekend and then next week starting on Wed is a Samboree. I think we will enjoy the pioneer thing It sounds like fun. We will have a front row view of it as we are sitting right across the road from all the activities. We could have stayed a few more days in Tipton I guess but I think we wore out our welcome. We will just relax here for the next couple of days and then things get busy. We will have to move from this spot on Mon morning since the people from the samboree will come in. Well that is it for tonight. No Thelma does not have problems when we go to Sat night church. I think it is the not eating enough before taking the pills  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Leaving for Shelbyville in morning

We got back here to Tipton about 2 this afternoon. Had Violet and Sherryl out for supper. I did hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill Pretty good. Tomorrow we leave here and go to Shelbyville for about a week and half. Then down to Brown County for retiree rally.  That's about it for tonight. We got a lot down the two days we were home. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, September 12, 2011

In the fort for a day or two

We came in this morning and Thelma started on laundry right away. This afternoon I cut the grass. This evening we went to nine mile . We were almost finished and Gene and Sylvia came in so then went down to their house for a bit. Thelma is doing okay. We are pretty sure that she did not eat enough for breakfast and her BS bottomed out. As soon as she got some coke in her she started feeling better We will leave here tomorrow and head back to Tipton till Wed and then head to Shelbyville for a week and half and then to brown county. Boy fall is going to be here before we know it. Well that is it for tonight  Thanks for the info Bob. Not sure yet what we are going to do.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Going home tomorrow

Tomorrow we are going home for a couple of days. Leaving the trailer here. Doing laundry and picking up mail. Last night I went to the tractor pull it was pretty good. It only cost 5$ That ain't bad. This morning we went to church. Thelma didn't eat enough breakfast I guess. She got to feeling hot in church and got up to go out and almost completely passed out. We got her up and out into the hallway and she went down again. A lady that is a nurse  came out and told her to sit still. Someone called 911. The lady told someone to get her a coke from the kitchen . That seemed to help. The medics got there and check her blood. it was 132 so that had come up. Here BP and heart rate were okay two. We came home after church and she ate some cereal. For lunch we went to the Pizza Shack She ate good. So did I We won't be back here till spring if then. Not sure if we are coming down next year for the festival or not. I wasn't real pleased the way it went this year. The pull last night was the best. I had better company there from some other campers than people I know., The people at church this morning were great. Thelma was embarrassed. This has happened a couple of other times but not where she went down. And it has always been in church. Well we will leave here Wed morning for shelbyville. Should have a good time there. Our nephew stopped out this afternoon on his bike. Had a good visit with him. At least he wears a helmet. Smart man   Well that's it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Last day of pork day

This morning we  met Sherryl and Violet at McDs for breakfast and then we came back and let Eli out. This afternoon was the big parade. Was pretty good. Not sure if it was as big as other years or not. I am heading across the road for a tractor pull. Looks like they are having some of everything. Haven't been to one for a long time. Might be fun. Will take the camera. My Verizon is slow here. They are putting up a new tower here so maybe next year if we are here it will be faster. Today I checked it once and dial up was faster than me. I think it is faster now. Maybe there were more on it yesterday. Well that is it for tonight. Tomorrow we are going to church and out to lunch. Not sure what we will do after that. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 9, 2011

Breakfast this morning

This morning we went up to the big tent for all you could eat breakfast. Pork sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. I only could eat three pancakes and two sausages. I had to tell Thelma and Sherryl when we had almost finished breakfast that it was my birthday. They had forgotten. boy that is bad This evening we went to a Mexican restaurant here in town. Tomorrow we will do the pork chop thing.  Also Tomorrow afternoon is the big parade. It is always a good one. Today was rain free. Thelma and I went up town to see the commercial area. Looked at getting Dish network or Direct If any of you have one of these let us know what you think. The dish is cheaper if you don't want the football thing. I don't care.  Well that is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tipton, In

We are in Tipton for the pork festival. Will be here till Monday morning. We got here this morning and set up. It quit raining for about an hour and we got set up. We then drove to New Castle In to the Montana dealer. Needed a part and also ordered a new landing leg. The right one has been giving us trouble. So they will put a new one on the 3rd of Oct when we are on our way home from Brown County. They sure are expensive. We went out tonight with Violet and Sherryl to a restaurant down in Cicero. Had Swiss steak It was good. The Quaker place is on Coliseum across from the ford dealer next to Olive Garden. It is in the old Don Pablo's They have a little bit of everything. Specialty is wings. I had a hamburger that was probably 1/2 lb. It was pretty good. Guess that's it for tonight Hope tomorrow is drier. I know they need rain but wait till Monday.  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, September 5, 2011


Well we are home. Got home about 1:00 or so this afternoon. Sure was cool this morning I even put on long pants. and a jacket. The group served breakfast this morning of Pancakes and sausage. When we got home warmed up hamburgers from yesterday and then unhooked the trailer. Am about to hit the bed as Eli has haircut in the morning and she will be here at 7:30 to get him. Need to go get fuel for the truck tomorrow and make a few phone calls for campgrounds. Then repack some clothes stop the mail and paper. Well that is about it tonight. Oh we went out with Gary;s to eat for my birthday as we will not be home next weekend. Went to Quaker steak and lube. New here in town. We ate at one in Concord NC this summer  It was pretty good. Not as good as the NC  one.At least we didn't think so.  Okay  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Almost over

Tomorrow morning we have a breakfast here and then we will head home. This morning we had church and then this afternoon they a family games We did not play any games. We sat under our awning with another couple and listened to the rain. It rained for about an hour at least Not real hard just a nice steady rain. This evening we had a picnic. Ohio furnished the meat and corn on the cob. Had hamburgers and hot dogs and baked beans. Indiana and Ill  people brought salads and Mich and Wis brought desserts. It was good. This evening we had Brian Brenner for entertainment. He is good. We have heard him a few times at other Ohio Campouts. We are now in the trailer. It is down to 63*  Boy what a change from yesterday. We that is about it for tonight  We will be home a couple of days and then head for Tipton. Later  all  Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another day down.

I should mention that the Spangler factory makes Candy Canes. They are the biggest in the states. Bob G commented so thought I would let the rest of you know. We bought some cinnabon flavored. Haven't tried them yet. Today we had project sales Mostly flea market type stuff. Not much of it either. Then this after noon was bean bag baseball. We did not play but watched a lot of them. The team from Michigan won. Got gold medals. Yea cost about 25Cent . Then later we had a DASAT seminar on what to do after a Disaster. Very informative. Then Thelma and I went out to eat. First since we got here. Sat with another couple from here. They are from Illinois. Had a great time visiting. Came home and had announcements and door prize drawings. We got one of those plug in smelly things. We are now back in the camper as we were sitting around a fire and the wind came up and we thought it would rain. So far it hasn't but decided to just stay in Well that's it for tonight It has cooled down to 73 from around 80 some earlier. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fri Night

Another hot day. The air has finally kicked off. This morning we went to the Spangler factory. Does the name DumDum make sense. They make a whole bunch of them every day. They also make circus peanuts and a couple of other things. We did not see the place where they make them. Saw a video of the kitchen as they call it. Health regulations. Also no pictures. Bummer there. Then we stopped at a winery on the way back. Yes we bought some wine  A couple of bottles of a barn Dance sweet wine. Can;t remember the exact name. Oh we bought some candy too. Some dumdums and a couple of other items. This evening they drew door prizes. We didn't win anything yet maybe tomorrow.They also had car races where you take a brown bag about sandwich size and make a car like picture on it. Fasten a straw on top. Then put a balloon in it and put a string thru the straw and then release the balloon. That makes the bag go to the wall. First one hitting wins that round. It was fun watching. Then we had snacks. Every body brought something. Some interesting stuff. Will see in the morning if it was worth it or not. Well that is it for tonight  later  all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lazy River campground

We are at Lazy river in Pioneer Ohio for our Regional rally. Think they have 37 here with 8 more to come in. We used to get about 100 or so. I know that having it on Labor Day weekend hurt as we know people who said they had other plans already made. This is not the best of campgrounds. They wanted a full hookup campground. It is not very well kept up. It could really be a nice one. We will be here till Monday and leave then for home. Today Thelma and I and our friend Carol went into Byran Ohio to a farmers market. Got a homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie and a loaf of homemade bread. Also some green peppers for me. They had a pretty good selection about 8 or so vendors. Tomorrow we are going to the Spanglers candy factory and a winery. Poured the last of ours tonight so need some more. We have 3 bottles at home but not any good here.  Well guess that's it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli