Friday, August 20, 2010

Looking ahead to “the move”.

Got a call the other day that our cabinet/table unit and chairs, will be ready Monday. So we will be leaving here and traveling 20 miles to the shop where it is built, and have it installed.  No way that it could be delivered, as Caryle is Amish, and his delivery service is very slow and limited.  Can’t wait, know that it will be great, his woodwork is marvelous.  We left our table and chairs in Colorado when we were there in June, and have been making due with a small picnic table ever since.  From there we will make the move to the Elkhart campgrounds in Elkhart. There are also Elkhart campgrounds in Goshen, hence my confusion on our arrival.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  As the time grows closer for Nicks rally to start it is great to visualize all our friends coming from so many locations heading this way.  Nicks rally is small compared to the Escapees one that takes place next month. They will have over 800 rigs!  Our friends, Bob & Molly are in training to be chief cat herders for the one next year.  Bless them, that will be one big job, but sure that they will do it justice.

Then just in case we aren’t rallied out, we signed up for the Montana one that follows a few days after.  Thankfully we have almost every “got to have rv dodad, must have, can’t hit the road without item”.  At least I hope so.  They are always coming up with something new, most of which are not quite a useful as advertised.

Fan Update….We were in Manards yesterday, and they had packages of blades, that were close to the right color, so we bought TWO packs.  Which means we now have 5 replacements!   That should last us till we come off the road, or the trailer falls apart, which ever comes first.  Our coming off the road will probably mean one of us fell apart, but that’s life.

Met Bob & Molly for dinner the other night,  they are in Goshen getting things ready along with the other folks who are in charge of putting on a major event.  And of course we had to finish the evening with a game of hand and foot.  Molly and I did manage a win, but will give the guys credit for making it a close but, well earned AND deserved triumphant WIN.  (Hope that stays warm, have a feeling I will be eating those words before too long.)

We are meeting up with a large group of early arrivals for happy hour and dinner tonight.  Honestly the rallies are not the main draws, it is the pre rally get togethers.  HEEEYAW, life is so good.


Barb said...

We are looking forward to seeing you again and seeing your new cabinet/table. Wish we could have been there the other night when you met up with Bob and Molly.

Roger and Barb

Debbie and Rod said...

SIGH, wish we could have made it...

Deb & Rod

Mark and Dortha said...

Was great seein you and Chuck last night. Can't wait until you move here.

Happytrails said...

We are so sorry we won't be able to make the rallies this year but family illness has caused us to change our plans. We will make it next year (hopefully) Would have loved meeting you guys!
You all have fun!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Jenny Johnson said...

Cant wait to see the two of you and the cat too!! Is Barb and Roger going to Escapade too?? I would love to see them again....look for us on the 10th bright and early--it will be a great way to spend "our honeymoon" I may have forgotten to tell you I go married to a wonderful man named I will forever be known as Jenny JM