Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Last Day of the MOC

Goshen, Indiana
Elkhart County Fairgrounds #311

Bill and I rode up to the RV surplus yesterday and just bummed around.  Our first stop was the Goshen courthouse to view the police pill box which was erected to thwart gangsters.  It sit's on one corner of the courthouse square.
Bill just laughed at the idea that they were going to protect one corner of the city.  I'm sure this scare tactic is why all the criminals now reside in Illinois. 

This photo was taken about 11 am when the fog had cleared some.   The local schools were on a 2 hour delay.  

By the time we returned yesterday it was almost time for the wine and cheese party.  It's unreal how much food was set out for the party.  We won another prize last night during the prize drawing.  

After yesterday's fog, this morning wasn't as bad, but it still was foggy.  The temperature was suppose to be in the 80's but I don't think it made it. The dew is so heavy every morning, it doesn't dry up until noon.  The day was overcast and we didn't see the sun until 4 pm but that didn't dampen our spirits.  

We didn't go to the Mor Ryde plant tours as we thought we needed to be here for the installation of our Mor Ryde Pin Box.  Bill has been wanting one ever since he saw the demonstration on how they work.  The rally only specials were to good to be true, which included free installation.  According to Gary, you can leave a half cup of coffee on the table and it won't move going down the road.  Our fifth wheel has the Mor Ryde suspension and we've noticed that I can leave the remote control on the counter, and it will be in the same place when we stop pulling.  

Here's a photo of the installation crew who were proud of the job they did.

 I'm anxious to see how it works.  They are now standard equipment on the Montana's.  

Keystone sent their sales representatives out to meet and talk with everyone.  Mike Mack, product manager, asked what we thought about some different things we wanted and the reasons why we didn't want them.  House refrigerators, dishwashers, 2 inch receivers, anything we'd like to see added or offered for an option.  They were making constant notes of ideas MOC members suggested.

Tonight all the great cooks in the group either cooked chili or soup for a cook-off.  I tasted Marilyn Watt-Hill's chili and I thought hers was the best.  There were so many that most people started at one end and by the time you got to the other end you had too much and didn't try the other ones.  There were many different kinds of soups and the ones I tried were all good.  

I was happy they spent a good while drawing numbers for the prize drawings so all of the food I consumed could settle before the ice cream social.  And did I mention we won $50's cash? 

Knowing that I've got a case of "hitch itch", we said our good byes to everyone.  Since we are down by the tracks we'll probably just pull out in the morning without walking up to the other areas.  

Bill and I have thoroughly enjoyed this group of RVers and we know we'll be seeing them again in the future.  One thing I forgot to mention was that we can take our memories with us.  Tom made a book for every couple with photos of everyone, maps, schedules, anything about the rally you could think of....all 116 pages.

Turtle Safely.........    

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the prize. Jim really wants one of those Mor Rydes. I bet you're going to love it.


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