Last Day in Indiana, for a while . . .

I got up this morning thinking I was going to temporarily unhook everything and take the rig down to the office and fill up our propane tank. We last filled up our tank in July 2009 in Bangor, ME on our way out to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. As you can tell, we don’t use a lot of propane, usually just for the frig when we’re traveling and not using the generator, and the occasional hot shower when we’re boondocking, or Jan makes soup on the range.

But the fill up didn’t happen since Jan woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather (She felt fine by lunch) so we’ll just tank up tomorrow morning along with Nick when we leave for Celina, OH.

A little before 11 I took the new computer over to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and got it set up in the new Event Coordinator’s office. When I got back about noon, Jan heated up the last of the delicious pizza from Mancino’s a few nights. Still good as usual.

About 1:15 Nick and Terry, and Jan and I headed down to Goshen for the afternoon. Along the way we saw several of the new Elk mascots they’ve erected around town since we were here last year. Elkhart, elk, get it?

Elkhart Elk 1

Elkhart Elk 2

Elkhart Elk 3

There are apparently a few more that I haven’t photographed yet.

And we’ve seen a number of other mascots around the country, like these pelicans in Seabrook, TX,

Pelican Mascot 7

mermaids in Beaufort, SC,

Mermaid 2

and these bears in Easthampton, MA.

Bear 2

Our first stop in Goshen was the Sam’s Club for some things, and then on to the Staples on the other side of the shopping center where Nick and Terry picked up some supplies for the upcoming Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally.

Next we drove through the Elkhart County Fairgrounds so Nick could check out its suitability for having a rally there. It’s really a nice facility and can hold a lot of RV’s.

On the way to dinner we checked out the Amish parking garage at a nearby Wal-Mart. First you see this,

Goshen Amish 2

and then on the other side you see this.

Goshen Amish 1

We’ve also seen wooden hitching rails in front of a local Dollar General.

The Southside Soda Shop and Diner was our dinner destination. Seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, it’s been around in various incarnations since the 1940, and is still a favorite local hang-out today. They have 58 different kinds of pies.

Our kind of place.

Finally heading toward home, we checked out the Goshen Moose Lodge RV park just long enough to know that we didn’t want to stay there. Although the setting, around a lake, was beautiful, the place was almost completely filled with rundown trailers and campers that look to be permanent.

Getting home, I did some chores outside around the rig, getting ready to travel tomorrow, including washing all the bugs off the windshield and front cap.

We’ve got a easy 160 mile 3 hour run to Celina tomorrow so we probably won’t leave until about noon.


Thought for the Day:

"Don’t forget, incoming fire has the right of way.."



One Response

  1. Howdy Greg,
    The people at the Moose lodge probably lost their jobs & houses…
    58 kinds? I can’t even think that many.. How many different kinds did you and Nick try?? Wish I had a menu just to see what all they have !! Hope Jan gets to feeling better!!

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes!!!

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