Chinooks And Burgers

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262014

In a blog a while back I told you about a Rialta club rally here at Elkhart Campground and shared some photos of the tiny motorhomes. This week another rally has brought more small RVs to the campground.

This time around it’s the Eastern Region of the Chinook Camping Club and we took a walk over to their side of the campground to get a few pictures. I’ve never been inside a Chinook, but we have a couple of subscribers who own them, and like Rialta motorhome owners, they love their Chinooks! They are easy to drive and handle well, earning them the title Sportscar of Motorhomes.




I spent yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and by the time I knocked off a little before 11 p.m. to write the blog, I only had four pages to go. If everything goes according to plan I’ll finish it today and upload it to the printer’s webserver tomorrow morning.

We did take a break abut 4:30 yesterday afternoon to go to the post office to mail out some orders and then we went to the Flippin’ Cow Burger Joint on Simonton Lake for dinner with Greg and Jan. They were recently voted as having the best burgers in Elkhart, and we lucked out and went on Wednesday, which happens to be $1.99 Steakburger Night. The burgers were delicious and all four of us agreed we’d go back again.

The restaurant has its own dock and boaters can tie up and go inside to eat after working up an appetite playing on the water.

Simonton Lake

A few days ago I mentioned in the blog that I was thinking about getting a dash cam. On Friday our friend Jodi Spiller e-mailed to tell me that she and hubby Butch had a Road Mate DVR that they had used one time and then put away because it interfered with some of their other electronic gadgets, and offered to send it to me. What a generous offer! It arrived yesterday, and once the paper is done I’m looking forward to playing with it. Thanks Butch and Jodi!


Miss Terry decided that since I was working so hard I deserved a treat, so she made me a batch of her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Hot cookies and cold milk, does it get any better than that?

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  2 Responses to “Chinooks And Burgers”

  1. WOW…burgers as shown on Greg’s blog…those appear to be heart stoppers!! And chocolate cookies too???? As I told Greg, I hope you are eating light…lots of veggies inbetween these meals!! Heh…

  2. We’ll have to check out that burger place when we get back there in September. Thanks for the info.

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