Rally Ends

Tonight was the last night of the Rally. I have met some really nice people here. Met some that come with the stupid comment or whispers — I can’t decided which, if I feel sorry for them or just want to make fun of them.

Tonight was the farewell dinner with raffle prizes and dueling pianos. Good time. had by all.

Tomorrow is a lazy day — then Monday morning first then we have to head over to Heartland RV to get some warranty work done. Then off for home. Long freakin’ week. I am spent!!

Oh yeah .. we are parked between two rigs from Michigan, both rooting for the wings — guess who has been rubbing in the GWINS!!!! hells yah!!

A Little Behind

The wifi at this campground is beyond suckage. So I haven’t had a lot of online time. Sorry this is late.

We are attending the 2009 Heartland RV Owners Rally. We got into Goshen, IN on Monday morning. Checked in, hung out a bit, got set up and then went to dinner with a few early arrivals to Dandino’s in town. Good steak! Lots of laughs.

Tuesday morning Twila and I got up and headed south to Fairmount, IN. The birthplace of cool. James B. Dean and the cool you can stand. I must say for being a tiny little museum with just a few items by comparison to Graceland, it was more personal. Great hand written notes and little stories from the volunteers – friends of Jimmy. His cousin Marcus still lives in town. It was very moving.

After the museum we went out to his grave. Made a few rubbings of his name. I left a 2009 Porsche Speedster matchbox car for him.

Wednesday we drove down to Lafayette and met up with Uncle Ron and his wife that we had not met yet (Aunt Sharon) for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Then Tommy and Shirley showed up – got a bite to eat and we all headed to Wolf Park. It was a warm day and a bit of a trek but it was a lot of fun to see Monty and the wolves again. It has been so long. I keep saying I need to get up there more often but life and time slips by so fast.

We are in “Amish Paradise” aka Puppy Mill Mecca (BLECH!!) for a few more days. Then it is back home. At least for a little while.

Howls.

The Devil’s Playground

That’s right guys and dolls .. LOUP is heading to Amish Country. LK and I are attending the International Heartland RV Rally in Elkhart, IN. We are picking up Twila on the way and since I am not a RV club kind of gal. Twila and I have plans.

What kind of plans you ask?

Visit my Uncle Ron – I haven’t seen him since 1988. Visit Wolf Park!!! (Here I come Orca!!), James Dean’s home town of Fairmount – – – also apparently the home of Garfield the Cat and Jim Davis. Also something I have wanted to do since I was 13 – but in life didn’t get the chance. I wanted to meet Ryan White. So I am going to visit his grave.

Not the weirdest thing I have ever done – but not something on every one’s THINGS TO DO IN INDIANA list either.

We are leaving next Sunday … so I have to get some plans made and some cleaning done.