Last Day in Elkhart . . .

I’m not exactly sure what this family is trying to convey, and I’m not sure I want to know.

Mooning Family Grapic

Since we travel tomorrow I had a few chores to take care of this morning. First up I got my Craftsman 150 PSI Air Compressor out of the back of the truck and spent about 15 minutes to top off a few of my rig and truck tires.

Air Compressor

This compressor is great. It’s not very big, but has no problem airing up rig tires to 110+ without straining.

Next up I wanted to scrub the carpeted mat that’s under my pilot chair, so I took it out to the picnic table, sprayed it down with Awesome and then let it soak for a while. Later I came back and scrubbed it with a big brush and then hosed it down. After it dried in the sun, it was spiffy clean and dry.

While we were coming down from the Soo Locks I noticed we were out of washer fluid in the rig so while we were at Wal-Mart the other day I picked up a gallon of the RainX washer fluid. I’ve this in both vehicles for a couple of years now and it really makes the rain bead up and roll off. The gallon jug just topped off both the rig and the truck so now I’m good to go.

Later, about 1:15 Jan and I headed out to see RED 2 at the Elkhart theater. We had really enjoyed RED when it came out in 2010 and RED 2 didn’t disappoint either. With Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Anthony Hopkins, you can’t go wrong.

And unlike R.I.P.D. yesterday, RED 2 made you snicker, chuckle, and laugh out loud all the way through. In fact the R.I.P.D. people should have gotten Jon and Erich Hoeber, the writers of RED, to punch up their script. This was a FUNNY movie. John Malkovich can make you laugh just by how he moves his eyes.

Even better I read that they’ve started working on RED 3. We’re really looking forward to it.

Coming home, we made a quick stop at CVS before getting back to the park and meeting up with blog readers, Marvin and Joan McClain. They just got in last night and we had planned to have dinner with them at El Maguey.

McClains-Marvin and Joan

We had met them previously at Nick’s Gypsy Rallys, but this is the first time we’ve had a chance to really get to know them. And we had a great time talking with them and trading stories. In fact we didn’t leave until 2 1/2 hours later. Hopefully we’ll get to meet up with them again soon.

Getting back to the park I dropped off another bundle of Gypsy Journals with Gita at the park office so she’ll have plenty after we’re gone.

Tomorrow we’ve got a 330 mile trip down to Vandalia, IL to spend a few days with Jan’s sister Debbie and her family. Since we’ve got a long day, and we need to get diesel as we leave here, we’re heading out about 8pm. It will help that we’ll pick up an hour going back into Central Daylight Time.


Thought for the Day:

Whenever you solve a problem you usually create one. You can only hope that the one you created is less critical than the one you eliminated.



8 Responses

  1. 8pm is a bit of a late start.

  2. The decals on the back of that car are right up there with the one showing a little boy peeing on a certain brand of car.

  3. Greg, two or three years ago I purchased the same Craftsman air compressor after doing quite a bit of research on portable compressors. I first got a price at Sears for the compressor, then shopped at K-Mart (owned by Sears) where I was able to purchase the same compressor at least $20 cheaper. I carry it in our motorhome and, fortunately, haven’t had to use it on the road yet. At home I have a larger compressor and use it to air the tries before we take off on a trip….Jim

  4. We had a great time last evening, both company and food. Safe travel.

  5. Bill,

    No, it’s not when we normally try to pull out at the crack of 10am.

  6. Joan,

    Thanks. We had a great time too.

  7. go back an read your ppost — you typd 8pm instead of 8am for departure

  8. Thank you for the review on Red 2. We were debating about whether to see it. I want to go, Bob wasn’t sure. Maybe I can drag him to see it now.

    Not a fan of the decal you saw. What’s with that?

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