Monday, May 25, 2015

Time with friends!

We have watched the campground fill up the last week in anticipation of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It is fun watching the different rigs come in. We also saw four brand new rental units arrive and park together. At first we thought they might be transporters as a lot of them use this campground as a staging ground. But it was obvious when we greeted them that they were from some FOREIGN country. They were Aussies from "the land down under." Would love to have talked to them but they were busy getting everything hooked up before dark and then they had to fix their dinner. They were sitting outside at 10 p.m. eating by battery light! They left fairly early in the morning. I did chat long enough to find out they had just picked up the new rigs and were headed to Orlando to DisneyWorld. Hope they have a good trip. They are in the states for three weeks.

Tab and Deanna arrived at Elkhart Campground on Thursday afternoon. They come up here once or twice a year and we always enjoy seeing them. On Friday we hit the RV surplus places and got a few things for the motorhome. Also found some things we need for MinnieMee, but we will have to take her with us next time to make sure we get the right items. On our way back to the campground we stopped at Essenhaus in Middlebury to have lunch. It was very good. We always enjoy that experience.

On Saturday after lunch we drove over to Goshen's newest city park, Fidler Pond. They have put in a walking path of 1.5 miles around the entire pond which is quite nice. All out in the open and a flat easy walk. They have also constructed a pavilion with picnic tables and there is a rental barn where you can rent kayaks, canoes and a paddle boat. Tab had brought two of his kayaks and he and I launched them and paddled around the pond for about an hour and a half. It was great. The water, while deep, is very clear and when you get close to the bank, you can see down in the water. We saw some very large fish. The pond is supposedly 172 feet deep at the shallow end and they don't know how deep it is. Whoo hoo! That would be deep. They do not allow swimming because of the depth and no motorized boats, which is good. It is a small pond, but adequate for kayaking, etc. We had a great time, it was a beautiful day with little wind. Terry walked the trail around and took pictures of us on the water. When we got back, we built a campfire and enjoyed visiting. Andie and Roger joined us, so we had some good conversation.

Yesterday we went over to the RV Hall of Fame museum to a gun show. I hadn't been to a gun show in probably 40 years. It was interesting and we did make some purchases. I bought hand cream from the Avon lady, some hats, a phone cord and a game. Not bad! Hahahahaha.

We haven't decided what to do today. The park is clearing out which is a little scary because we are having some pretty strong winds. Tab and Deanna are not leaving today and I'm glad they aren't going in this wind. So we may do something. We are talking about a little ride up to Lunker's in Edwardsburg. Whatever we do, it will be fun with friends!

Till next time. . .


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