Thursday, September 15, 2011


We arrived at the John Bryan State Park early this afternoon and have been resting since then.  Well, at least I have been resting.  John worked on the water heater and I took a nap.  Sounds good to me! 

Shipshewana was a bit of a disappointment.  It rained and dampened our wandering. But all was not lost.  As we were leaving Elkhart, we stopped at RV Surplus.  They had just about everything.  I picked up the cord to re-do a shade that is broken.   And john bought another 50 amp plug.  Wow, such big purchases!

As I write this young deer are running at the edge of the campground and a chicken is pecking the ground looking for food.  I went to take a picture of it and the batteries are dead.  I will post a picture tomorrow after we set up our booth.  

The campground is spacious and about four campsites are occupied. It has been quiet all day.  The trees are showing a hint of yellow and red.  This should be an beautiful place in just a few weeks.  We might get a light frost tonight and that should help the colors appear.  

Tomorrow is the second hardest day for the show.  Set up takes second place with tear down taking first.  When setting up the booth, usually  we come in rested and ready for the challenge.  

At the end of the show, we have met and talked with every visitor in our booth.  We have demonstrated how things work and generally, we are "up".  That takes energy.  That makes taking down at the end of the show hard.  But it is also pay day.  

Well, dinner is done and it's time to eat.  Did I tell you that John is a good cook?  If I didn't, let me say that John is a good cook!  

Have a great evening and day tomorrow.  For those on the road, safe travels and for all..........

God bless!  


  1. Too bad about the rain. Sure hope your show goes well. I love that area of Indiana.

  2. I did shows alone for many years. I rarely would be able to leave my art in the booth overnight, so it was pack up every day. I miss the sales and the public contact, but not the long hours and hard work of set up and tear down.


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