Back To Elkhart

 Posted by at 4:37 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072009

After six days in Muskegon, Michigan, we said a sad farewell to Rocky and Berni Frees and hit the road, driving three hours south to Elkhart, Indiana. We pulled into Elkhart Campground, stopped to pick up a big box of mail that was waiting for us in the office, and then pulled into our regular site. It’s good to be back home.

After we had our water and electric connection hooked up, blog readers Patty and Russ Frady stopped by to introduce themselves. Terry was busy wrapping a new water hose into a Cord Pro hose reel, which is great for keeping hoses and electric cords from tangling and kinking, and Russ helped her with that chore while I watched and chatted with Patty.

Later on, our pals Terry and Dale Pace stopped in to say hello. They are parked here at the campground for a month, so I’m sure we’ll have more chances to get together and visit. I always say that if you spend enough time here at Elkhart Campground and at the Escapees RV Club’s Rainbows End RV park in Livingston, Texas, sooner or later you’ll meet every RVer in the country.

One RVing couple we haven’t met yet is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni. For that, we need to park overnight at Wal-Mart, according to this story from Fox News. How cool is that? I wonder if I could talk Justice Thomas into coming to our Ohio Gypsy Gathering rally and doing a seminar on RVing and the Law? Probably not.

A while back I told you about my friend Michele Henry and her company, Phoenix Commercial Paint, and how she can transform a dated looking RV with a top quality full body paint job at prices too low to believe.

After reading about her, readers Jim and Cathy Palm recently took their 2001 Four Winds Class C motorhome to Michele, and last night they sent me pictures of the finished project. To say that Jim and Cathy are delighted would be an understatement. Jim and Cathy have several good blogs you might enjoy, including Palms-Americana, Detour Through History, and In Deeds.

Speaking of blogs, my pal Sharon Del Rosario has started a blog about her fulltime RV lifestyle with hubby Don, called Gypsy and the Mariner’s RV Adventures. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – Fulltime RVers are like Macs in a PC world.

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Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “Back To Elkhart”

  1. As I am a full-time solo RV-er, I thought I’d mention my blog. It’s not so much an adventuring RV blog as it is a blog about me and my life on the road. You can check it out at:

  2. Justice Thomas (and wife Ginni) is motoring around overnighting at Wal-Marts in a 40′ Marathon Prevost.

  3. Just read Jim & Cathy’s blog for the 1st time and will surely check it more often.
    Very interesting. And it confirmed my belief that the M in the back window of
    their motor home is for the University of Michigan – GO BLUE!

  4. Wow! We really like that paint job. We’ve been considering options for redoing the outside of our fifth wheel. Those decals are just not practical for a full time RV. The company won’t replace them, even when I pointed out that it sure wasn’t good advertising for their RVs. We can remove them, but it would still leave a “shadow” on the white finish. So, I guess we are looking at painting. We will certainly consider this company.


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