The rain stopped and yesterday was a very nice day. But today we have a 30% chance of thunderstorms again. I hope it dries up before our Early Birds start arriving on Sunday. If we still have any Early Birds left, that is. Since I announced that the fairgrounds will allow Good Sam and Passport America members to come in any day this week, for $15/day, we have had several RVs arrive, and more who have e-mailed or called and said they are coming in early.
Yesterday morning, Ted and Donna Wallin showed up in a much smaller Class C motorhome than we saw them in last time. Ted said they still have their big rig, but after reading about so many of the places we have visited, they wanted a smaller rig that would be better for short trips.
We also heard from our pals Mike and Elaine Loscher, who just picked up their Winnebago Class A motorhome from Phoenix Commercial Paint, where Michele Henry has been working her magic on it. Elaine said she was not allowed to see the coach until it was finished, and she was blown away by how beautiful it turned out. They are supposed to roll in this afternoon, and we can’t wait to see it.
Some folks have asked me if the fairgrounds has restrooms and showers available. Yes, and they are very clean and modern. The shower rooms are locked for security, and we will provide rally attendees with the combination to get into them when they arrive.
Yesterday, Terry and I stopped at Domino’s Pizza to arrange for our pizza party, which will be on Wednesday, just before our Buckeye Beauty contest. If you have not seen one of our beauty contests yet, I guarantee you’ll be wiping tears away by the time it’s over. Either because you are laughing so hard, or because they are some really, really ugly women!
Well, okay, actually they are not women. We con five or six guys into dressing in drag to compete for the title of Miss Buckeye Beauty. Every year, all of the guys we approach say no, and every year I appeal to the wives, and they always come through for me and get enough recruits for the contest. And do you know what? Every year, the guys who were the most reluctant seem to have the best time! (I won’t even try to analyze that!) So ladies, don’t let me down; start working on those guys now.
To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a You Tube clip of last year’s Hoosier Honey contest, at our rally at Elkhart Campground.
Okay, about that blog title. Yesterday afternoon we were sitting in our motorhome with our friends Greg White and Chris Yust, trying to decide where to go for dinner, and as usual, nobody wanted to make a suggestion. Finally, I said “We’ll, somebody make a decision, because fat guys like us need to eat.” Yeah, I know, it’s not politically correct to say “fat” in reference to people. But I think if I include myself in the equation, it’s okay. And even if it’s not, when the heck have I ever been politically correct?
Let’s be honest here, Greg and I are not exactly small men. In fact, if you look at us, you might call us the Dunlap Twins, because our bellies done lapped over our belts.
However, my pal Greg is a lot more sophisticated than me, obviously. I mean, after all, the man worked for NASA! How can a simple RVing wordsmith like myself compete with that résumé? It can’t be done! So Greg corrected my rather crass description of ourselves, and informed me that we are not fat! No sir (or ma’am), according to Greg, we are actually “people of size.” How cool is that? I wonder if we have a support group or an association, or something like that?
Thought For The Day – The greatest gift any of us can have is the ability to laugh at ourselves.