Elkhart County Fairgrounds
Yesterday we rode to the grocery store with Joe and Alice Knox. I received a call from Karen Knoll and she said
"We're here." Then she said "I have to blow my nose, I'll call you back."
I knew that John and Karen were going in a day early to the Escapade for the Geeks on Tour Windows 8 class. It was a strange phone call but I thought they were busy getting set up.
We arrived back at the RV park to see Dave and Lynn Cross had arrived. As we came closer we noticed a fifth wheel between the Cross's and us. My, my, it look's like a fifth wheel just like John and Karen's. As we get closer I notice it is John and Karen's. They did surprise us!
This doesn't make sense. They were supposed to be in Goshen at the fairgrounds. I marched right over to find out what's happening. Could I have had another calendar mistake?
It was great to see them and I marvel at how sick John was two years ago and how good he looks now. They said that they were not allowed to come in early to the Escapade even though they had paid for the early day. They had special permission to come in at 7:30 am today because their class started at 10 am. They remembered where we were meeting up and hoped there was an opening at Pla Mor Campground.
The eight of us talked until it was getting late--really late, for the Knoll's since they needed to be on the road by 7 am. We asked them to leave quietly since we weren't leaving until about 8:30 or 9.
Bill led the way to the fairgrounds, followed by Dave, Joe and Alice in the toad (tow vehicle for those not RVers).
Arrival was very smooth. We are parked in the infield almost in the exact spot where we were with Roger and Sharon Hime two years ago. We do have 50 amp service but we are sharing a water faucet. It's a good thing everyone had a "Y" connector.
Lynn, David and I walked around and I saw Frank King. He's looking wonderful after having some medical issues.
Since nothing is going on until tomorrow, we decided this was the perfect time to go to Das Dutchman Essenhaus Amish buffet. Lois Boose made reservations for 20 then found out if less than 20 people showed up we'd have to pay 80% for those that didn't show. She came over and we recounted and called back with a count of 12 people. They then said they wouldn't take reservations for less than 15 people. Bill had no trouble finding the place which was good since everyone was following us.
The parking lot was full and we had to really search for a spot. After registering, we had a short wait until we were instructed to go to the upstairs dining room. The waiter told us this was the first time they have used the buffet upstairs.
All 14 of us enjoyed the food, and we were too busy eating to pose for any photos.
After arriving back at the fairgrounds everyone was having such a good time, they all stayed outside until the mosquitoes started sampling everyone.
It promises to be another great rally.