Last Day In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062014

Where does the time go? Half the year is behind us already and I’m still dating things 2013. And, this our last day in Elkhart. Tomorrow we’re heading to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails preserve in Batesville, Indiana. We’ve been here over two months and it seems like it’s been just a couple of weeks. I think Terry and I, and Greg and Jan too, are all a little sad to be leaving but there are new adventures waiting for us down the road. The good news is that we know we’ll be back again!

Terry likes shopping at E&S Sales in Shipshewana, where she can find all kinds of hard to find cooking and baking ingredients, quite often in bulk, so yesterday we drove out there for her to stock up. They always have a lot of produce on display. I don’t eat veggies, but they sure are colorful.

Produce EandS Shipshewana

While we were there I ran into blog readers Bob and Denise Grey and chatted with them briefly, and as they went on their way Terry was finishing up her shopping. Our next stop was Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes, a huge two story building with ten stores under one roof. We browsed a few of the shops, then took the long way back to Elkhart Campground by way of Goshen, much of it on two lane roads, past Amish farms and small cottage businesses.

This is grim, but something anybody who has a cat in their RV needs to be aware of – always know where your pet is before moving your slide rooms in and out. I got an e-mail yesterday from a couple whose cat was hiding between the edge of the slide room and wall when they retracted the slide and the poor animal was injured so badly that it had to be put down. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard a cat or small dog being seriously hurt or killed when an RV slide room was retracted. Please take the extra time to make sure your furkid is someplace safe before you hit that slide room button.

Just to give my pal Greg White more reason to gloat, here’s another complaint about my iMac computer, and this time it’s a new one. Recently friends gave me a Road Mate dash cam and I was disappointed that the video quality was terrible, jumping all over the screen on the iMac. I thought the problem might be the SDHC memory card, so I tried two other cards, all with the same results. Then, yesterday I decided to try the memory card in my Asus laptop and the video plays fine! One more example of how this Apple sucks. Yeah, Greg, I know. You told me so. Sad smile

Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, the third book in George Weir’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series. I’m a big fan of everything George writes and I think you will be too, once you have a taste of his Texas tales. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.

Longnecks cover

Thought For The Day – A recent study reported that 25% of the women in America are on medication for mental illness. That’s scary because it means that 75% are running around untreated.

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  4 Responses to “Last Day In Elkhart”

  1. You are the only person I have ever known to have any problems with a Mac. It must be you. 8^)

    — jcw

  2. Don’t feel alone Nick. I bought an iMac last July and have had it in for service 3 times and its siting at the Apple store now on its 4th visit. It locks itself up going from one program to another and is very very slow. At least once a day it completely freezes and I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work again. The so called genisus at the Apple store are a bunch of kids who let you get ten words out trying to explain what the problem is and then they cut you off and tell you whats wrong before hearing all of the details. My warranty is up the 23rd and I told I expect either a new computer or a one year extension because it has the same problems it started having the week I bought it.

  3. You must not get out much JC Weber III. Stand at the Genius Bar at an Apple store and you will hear one person after another complaining about ongoing problems. I had a new Macbook Pro and it spent more time in for repairs than on my desk. I dumped it and wrote off the loss and bought a Toshiba laptop. Less than half the money and it works!

    These folks would beg to differ with your claim about Nick being the only Mac owner with a problem.

  4. Between what you and Greg write about that area…makes a person wish to spend time there!! The area ought to pay you guys a bit for all that good advertising. So fun to read of all the doings you 4 do while together too. A lot of the posts give us laughter too…so thanks for that too!

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