TOUR AMERICA 2019: ELKHART, INDIANA-THE HOOSIER STATE

Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:  Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana

August 1, 2019

Temperature 82 Degrees

Travel Day – Go West Young Man, Go West

Not much to pack this morning so we just sort of eased into the day.  This has been another terrific stop for us.  Our host was fantastic.  The space provided was an absolute gem.  Add to all of this the one factor that sent it over the top, time with my son Paul and his wife Brittany.

Time now to begin the push west.  Time to let our wheels take us to states and places we have never been before.  True to form after our pit stop we were on the road by 10 am.  We decided this time to take the turnpike through Ohio and Indiana.  If only I had known what was in store for us.  The road is a joke.  I’m surprised that we are still in one piece.  The trip reminded me of the bumper sticker I once saw on an older RV – Honk if you see parts falling off.  To top it all off they actually charge you for the privilege of driving on this road and tearing your rig apart.  Enough said.

Traffic was light, there was no construction nor accidents to slow us down so the trip was a quick one.  In due time we were at the entrance of our new home.

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Turning in we immediately saw the office in front of us.

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I looked to the right

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I looked to the left and then thought to myself, How sweet, lots of green, lots of shade trees.

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Barbara came out of the office and said Follow me!  We were off to our new home.  Past all that green, past all those beautiful trees, back, back, back to the back of the park and the construction zone where they are putting in a number of new sites.

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OK, its got some green, but no shade trees, and minimal site separation.  It’s going to be OK.

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Here is our new home.  Not all that bad.  The sun goes across the back and sets on the drivers side so the sun is not on the refrigerator.  It is hard packed gravel, dead level, and all utilities are convenient to the wet bay.  Gertrude (set up in the back) is the happiest of all since she has a clear view again of the southern sky.  We’ll be here until Sunday afternoon.

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Sunday afternoon we move over to Geber Collision and Glass.  They want to start on repairing the windshield frame 8 am Monday morning.  Once again they assured us that they would be done by late afternoon and we would be able to spend the night in our own home.  Tuesday they will do one last check of their work and then we’ll be off again.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  I’ve already crawled under most of the cabinets to make sure all the plumbing is still intact.  All the pictures are still on the walls.  Except one, our sign over the front door came crashing down.  I’ve checked underneath Graybeard to make sure everything is still there.  Tugged on the mirrors to ensure that they were still holding strong.  Verified that all of the awnings are still in their respective places on each side.  I just hope I haven’t forgotten anything.  Time will tell.

Time now to get some shut eye since we have to be up and on the road at the crack of dawn for some planned sightseeing.

Thanks again for coming along with us we sure enjoy your company and comments.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two human soul mates.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road!

 

 

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