And This Too Shall Pass . . .

First off, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. I don’t expect any real problems, but of course you never can tell. But hopefully it will all be taken care of in the next few weeks. I will let you know how it goes.

As far as this morning, Nick and Terry, and Jan and I drove over to Goshen about 11 am to do a walk-in visit at the FMCA GLAMARAMA /Fleetwood Rally being held at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. We had a little trouble getting there because the main road approaching the Fairgrounds was closed for construction without any detour signs giving us directions. But after zig-zagging around for a little while, we finally found our way there.

The first people we ran into were Phyllis and Dick Schell who were just leaving, so it was just ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye’.

The main thing we were there for was to visit the many vendor booths, which were spread over two adjacent buildings. You always hope to see something completely new and novel, but like most rallies, that didn’t really happen.

But it was fun to run into friends we haven’t seen for a while, like Mac McCoy, the Fire Guy, and ones we just saw earlier this week, like Jim and Chris Guld, the Geeks On Tour.

Jan did find a couple of things, but I came home empty-handed. A little later Jan and I checked out an American Revolution, which used to be the top for the Fleetwood line, but is now the lower end of the American Coach line.

Like many high-end rigs we’ve seen recently, the Revolution came with a residential type Whirlpool refrigerator, a induction stovetop, a stacked washer/dryer, and 1-1/2 baths. These rigs no longer use any LP gas. Instead they had 8  6 volt house batteries and a bigger inverter.

We were done by about 1:30 so we headed out to have lunch. And right after leaving the Fairgrounds we came across another of the local Quilt Gardens that are scattered around the Goshen area.

Goshen Quilt Garden

Very pretty.

Our lunch destination was our usual in the Goshen area, the South Side Soda Shop. And we were really looking forward to the fact that today being Friday, the soup of the day would be their renown Seafood Chowder. And we were not disappointed.

Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and other Food Network shows, our food was as delicious as usual. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. And even if you’re not.

I mentioned a while back that Ella, Jan’s sister Debbie’s granddaughter, had swallowed a quarter, and they were waiting for it show up, as it were.

Ella's X-Ray2

Well, it finally did. And turned out to be a penny. Which is why as Debbie said, Laura, Ella’s mother, ‘almost missed it’.

Turns out that Ella thinks ‘all’ change is ‘quarters’.

It was Field Day at Landon’s Day Care and this is him playing what they call “The Spy Game”, but using red strings instead of deadly laser beams.

Landon Plays the Spy Game

Which is a good thing because it looks likes he’s already tripped over one.


Thought for the Day:

"Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity." – Seneca