We have made a few plans. After we finish our volunteer camp host position at FDR State Park we will be making our way toward Goshen, Indiana for the 50th Anniversary Escapade to be held there September 12th-17th. We also found out several of our newly formed friends from Rainbow Plantation will be having an early arrival pot luck dinner on Friday Sept. 10th. Since Escapees are such wonderful people we felt it would be ok to contact Norm and Linda Payne and ask if we could join in the fun on that Friday. We received a very nice e-mail from both Norm and Linda assuring us we were welcome to join the gang. So Mike and I will be arriving at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Friday, September 10th. We hope to learn several things by attending many of the outstanding seminars offered. We also will meet many new friends and meet up with many we have only talked with via facebook or blogs. For us this should be a great time to really get our feet wet in the full-time arena. We are excited about attending and look forward to seeing new territory.
Since we will be in Indiana at the conclusion of the rally we plan to do a little exploring in that area. Norm recommended Cummins Coach Care in Elkhart as a place for us to visit for our annual service on the Dutch Star. He also recommended several area highlights to see such as Notre Dame, Amish sights, Studebaker Museum, Shipshewana to experience the World’s Largest Flea market, the Newmar plant for a possible factory tour…..all that before we actually leave the area.
If any of you have any suggestions of things to see or places to visit please let us know. After leaving Indiana we will be slowly making our way toward Nashville, Tennessee to visit with Mike’s family.
Yesterday Mike and I spent an hour just relaxing at the pool and hot tub here at our campground. It was nice to just sit and enjoy this nice feature of Pine Mountain RV Resort. Later, we took a 2 mile walk and enjoyed that special time of the evening when the sun has just gone down and you can begin to feel the breezes of the evening. I love the sounds of the night….frogs, crickets, and birds. To me these are peaceful, quiet noises.