Last Day with Good Friends . . .

Today is our last full day here in Elkhart with Nick and Terry, so we decided to make it a play day.

But first Jan wanted to get her hair done, so Nick and I dropped her off at Great Clips, then we headed over to RV Surplus to get a couple of Dometic Cooler Bags.

Dometic Cooler Bag

They’re really neat. Plug it in to a 12V outlet and it quickly cools down to 29 degrees below ambient temperature and keeps everything nice and cool. Great for that picnic or shopping trip.

After picking up Jan and getting back to the park, we got Terry and about noon, headed out.

Our first stop was Fluid Fun, a kayak dealer in Bristol where Nick was looking for a new seat for his Sea Eagle inflatable kayak.

Fluid Fun 1

Leaving there we headed out through the countryside toward Shipshewana. The fall foliage is really something up here, and the roads are just lined with red, and yellows, and golds.

Our first stop was Eash Sales where Terry want to look at some of their specialty stoves. After that we walked next door to E & S Sales, the Amish bulk foods store that we visited back in September. It’s always interesting what the Amish have in their carts. In many cases it’s the same junk food we buy.

Our next stop was the Shipshewana Flea Market. Tomorrow is the last day it’s open so only a few stores were open today, but Jan enjoyed the produce stands and bought some Honey Crisp apples.

After leaving the flea market, we spend the next hour just driving out through the countryside, admiring the neat Amish farms and beautiful surroundings

About 5:30 we ended up at El Maguey for an evening of great Mexican food with our friends, Eldy Tompkins and Jeanne Sparks, Dave and Jean Damon, and Al Hesselbart.

This will be our last chance for all of us to get together probably until this time next fall, so it was good to see everyone one last time.

Getting back to the rig, I packed away the outside chairs and some other things since it’s supposed to rain more tonight.

We plan on heading out tomorrow about 10 am for a 230 mile trip down to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails for 12 days until they close the park down on the 7th and run us out.

We had our usual great time with Nick and Terry, and since we probably won’t see them again until February, we’re really going to miss them.


Thought for the Day:

“Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857.



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