Friday, December 03, 2010

Updates on our Suite

In September, on our side trip to Indiana, we had some repairs (new awnings over the slides) and upgrades done at Indiana Interstate Enterprises in Howe, IN. We now have the 2011 Buffet/Dinette table. It fits perfectly next to our LazyBoy recliner loveseat.

Paul Cross had the cabinet maker for DRV make it up. It is a perfect match. It was installed at Paul's shop. Adds wonderful new storage and helps keep me organized.

After seeing the 2011 Suites with a larger LCD in the bedroom, we removed our 19" Sansui and added a 26" VIZIO LED-LCD.  David attached with an articulating arm to the sidewall of the interior of the cabinet. It sits on the outside of the opening, but is movable so I can access the upper cabinet. He also added foam bumpers on sides of the TV for traveling. A bungee cord holds in place- Just in Case.

Thanksgiving is now over and time for our Tree to go up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Side trip to Indiana

We took a side trip to Indiana to get some upgrades and repairs done to the 5th wheel. Overall, very pleased with the work. Was also a nice mini-vacation exploring Amish and RV country in Howe, Elkhart and Shipshewana, IN. We had been there just over 2 years ago and had taken the DRV Suite Factory Tour. But as always, we learned a few new things and saw the upgrades that are being added to new Suites.
Finished products: Select, Mobile and Elite Suites

Installing slide-out

We ate at the Blue Gate Restaurant 2 days in a row. Very good both days. And it's always fun to share a meal and so we basically had 4 different ones between the 2 of us. We also had time to visit the Shipshewana Flea Market. Gave us plenty of walking to work off the calories.

The RV Hall of Fame had a few different displays this visit. Always love looking at the really old RV's thinking how lucky we are to have all the comforts of home. Especially when this is Amish country and Amish buggies and bicycles are a common mode of transportation.

An early Truck Camper

Sites around Erie, PA and Conneaut, OH

Before we left NE Ohio, we made sure we saw a few more sites. Ashtabula County in Ohio has many covered bridges in various states of use and repair. We picked up a brochure and went on one that went right by the jobsite. We had a perfect day for weather and kept meeting up with other's following the same route.

Conneaut, OH also has a small RR Museum. So we stopped in after the Bridge Tour, since they have limited hours. Was free, but donations are appreciated.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH

We took a day trip on a hot Saturday to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. We had driven past it on our route from the RV Park in NC to PA. So knew we had to go at least once while we were in the area. We had been to Akron to the Camping World Store before. But the first time it had snowed on us and then we did a last minute Rush trip for a new clothes dryer. So we planned to go a day when we could spend as much time as needed.

Front Entrance

It was fairly crowded, but we went early enough that we saw everything without spending too much at the NFL Store. Then we drove a few Exits north for a nice lunch. The displays were extensive and David had plenty of opportunities to relive Football history. The Museum is divided in sections. Am not sure which part I enjoyed most, Early Football memorabillia, Helmet displays or the entire roomful of Bronze Busts. Many of the busts looked lifesize. Others looked much smaller than normal.

making of a bust
Joe Namath's knee brace.
David in front of the Lombardi Trophy.
The case full of Superbowl rings was massive. Some quite gaudy and some quite attractive. Sure were lots of diamonds.
Just one of the hundreds of rings.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Niagara Falls, NY

According to information, June is the busiest time in Niagara Falls for weddings. But when we went up there to celebrate our Anniversary, we only saw one couple on their way to get married. It was mostly adults and a few families. But many languages were heard. We stayed on the US side because we didn't have current passports to go to the Canadian side. But we still have wonderful view of the Niagara River, the Maid of the Mist ferrying passengers around, the Rainbow Bridge crossing into Canada and both the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunsets on Lake Erie, PA

Wonderful thing about fulltiming is occasionally we'll have beautiful views right out our windows. These are pictures of Lake Erie from the PA side. Just steps from our Suite in the RV Park. We've been here just over a month and the Sun has moved so we get Sunsets over the water.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mount Airy, NC

We've been at Mayberrry Campground since August. It is a newer, well-maintained CG in NC. There are so many wineries to visit within a short distance. We've only managed to go to three while the weather was nice. Unfortunately, lost pictures changing from a PC to Laptop, so won't be able to share.
Downtown Mt. Airy is interesting and you can get your exercise. With so many shops and interesting store, you can get almost anything you need in a few square blocks. Mt. Airy is the childhood home of Andy Griffith and Eng and Chang Bunker, the original Siamese twins. Go downtown and you can hear reruns of "The Andy Griffith Show" and see what inspired the town of Mayberry.
We've had three separate snow storms since December. They are expecting more snow later this week. Will only add to the piles in the Walmart parking lot.