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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rain, Rain go away....Dinner with friends

Well we've been at Comlara Park for about 4 weeks now and we had to move from a nice pull through to a back in site that has very little gravel and lots of mud with all the rain lately.

Site #7 pull through
Site #94

What a mess
 
 
The last 2 days were dry so most of the mud had dried but tonight as I type this the rain is back and will be until we leave on Sunday. Not looking forward to closing up and stowing gear in the rain. I'm ready to find some new adventures some where else. The good thing is when we move on Sunday, we will going to see the grandkids again and watch Jasmyne perform in a school dance recital. We also will be there for Memorial Day weekend and then we move to Charger Enterprises for some RV repair and installing 2 new 6v AGM batteries along with a battery monitor. Preparation for some dry camping in the future. Now I need to save up for a generator and an inverter. Once we leave IN, we'll head to Sycamore, IL so we can visit with our daughter, SIL and Aiden in Streamwood, IL. When we visited them last time they had their townhouse sold and we went house hunting with them. Well.....unfortunately the buyer backed out and it is back on the market. No house hunting for a while. We're all very disappointed. I try to keep a positive attitude and keep my fingers crossed for them.
 
After our visit in IL we'll come back to Bloomington/Normal and Comlara Park on June 1 with Dr appts for Glenda and I and make our plans for a trip to Wisconsin. Ready for new scenery.
 
We had a nice dinner with some old friends that I used to run with. I mean run like with our feet. Not just run around town with. Jana has run many 5k races, 2 1/2 marathons and a couple of ultra marathons with me and Steve also ran some ultra marathons and trail running. We all enjoy a good beer so we met up at Destihl  in Normal, IL They have good food, nice atmosphere and tasty craft beers. We got a table shortly after we got there even though it was a local college graduation weekend and the place was busy. Jana and Steve arrived and the conversation really started to flow. Just like we had been together without a break. That's how good friends do it. The cool thing is Jana is planning on going full time next spring after she retires in January and gets her house sold. She's been to a few RV shows and decided on a 31-32 foot 5th wheel. We talked about what truck she might want to consider, the hitch and got caught up on our lives. Steve retired 2 yeas ago and loves his home and enjoys working in his garden. He recently lost his dog, Sophie, due to an illness but was able to take in a rescue dog, Casey and they are getting along great.
 


Lots of activity here at the park being so close to a lake. There are a number of geese families that gather on the road in the evening and get  their fill of grass along side the road. The little baby goslings are really growing fast.


Well that's about it for now. Wish us luck on getting out of this site on Sunday without getting stuck or drowning. Indiana here we come. The adventure continues.






 

1 comment:

  1. Hope you got out of the site okay. Isn't it great to pick up with friends like no time has passed, love this lifestyle that allows us the chance to see old friends...and new ones. Now you're going to be the one to go to for battery questions...I want to be like you.

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