Monday, July 21, 2008


The rest of the trip to Michigan went smoothly. Nan towed the exhibit trailer with the GMC and Tom towed the fifth wheel. We arrived in Michigan on June 29 in the midst of a rainstorm. Our first stop for gas in Michigan cost over $4.00 per gallon, the first time we paid over $4 this year. (We have paid that much and more several more times, though.) It's going to be a tough summer.

Our first three shows, one festival and two fairs have gone surprisingly well. I think there is a lot of truth in what the newspeople are saying about people staying closer to home this year and spending locally. Hope the rest of the year goes well.

A week ago Sunday we had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Tabor Hill Winery. We both had the baked Talapia, it was excellent. We always look forward to our dining experience at Tabor Hill. We will go there again in a few weeks with friends, Dan and Jodi.

We left Hartford, Michigan yesterday and went to Elkhart, Indiana. We needed to get some minor warranty repairs done on the fifth wheel so we stayed on the lot of the repair facility along with a few other RVers. On Monday we went to the RV Hall of Fame here in Elkhart. Before you nod off, it really was much more interesting than it sounds. We saw some of the first RV's ever built, some dating from the early part of the 1900's. We spent a few hours there, but, oops, we forgot to take the camera with us. The next day, Tuesday, we went on a factory tour at the Keystone Company, who makes the fifth wheel that we have, the Everest. We walked thru the factory after closing time, accompanied by a factory rep. who explained every detail of the construction of the RV. We, along with several other curious RVers, started at the beginning of the line where they bring in the frame. I won't bore you with all the details but it was very informative and our rep, Mark, was extremely knowedgable, answering all the questions and explaining each step of construction.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Tennessee Aquarium

While in Chattanooga waiting for the RV work to be finished, we went downtown to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. It was a day well spent.