Monday, May 26, 2008

Travel Update

Friday – part II, first off I just want to say “I miss my friends.” I’m just sayin I’m sure one of you would have noticed and told me that I had my shirt on inside out before 2:30!!! I had been in a craft class (without my jacket), the Alaskan seminar (without my jacket), the library (yup, still no jacket) and when we got back I caught a glimpse of myself and then looked closer and “yup” my shirt was on inside out. Maybe it’s just that this is an old crowd, or maybe people really don’t care about others – whatever, I know that if I was at work someone would have said “Is your shirt on inside out?”. Maybe this is a better place cause really who cares? It couldn’t have been blaringly obvious or someone would have said something right? Just want to say “I miss my friends”.
MM worked on the power surger this afternoon. After talking with the company rep they suggested he do a couple of things with the circuit board and tighten up the fuses. I’m sure I’m saying this all wrong, but bottom line is the error code is not showing up any more so I say he fixed it.
At 3:00 we went to an ice cream social, never pass one of those up. Then we walked through a lot of the coaches that are here for sale, both new and previously owned. They brought everything out here from the 45 foot Prevost to the 19 foot Road Trek. Then just like looking at homes, you come home and think “I like our place”. It sure does make for an interesting afternoon though.
For dinner they provided a “snack”. It was a ½ pound hamburger, potato salad, chips, cookie and beverage. Al wanted to know what was for dinner lol. That was dinner! The entertainment after dinner was “The John Bressler Show”. He was hilarious!! His presentation includes a rotating “Phantom Grand Piano”. He has a soulful raspy vocal style much like Rod Stewart or Louis Armstrong. He also writes some of his own songs and his comedic style was like I’ve never seen before. He too had a lot of audience involvement. He accused one gentleman of trying to leave in the middle of the performance and came down and duct taped him to his chair then proceded to run the tape down the whole row and back past my seat and up into the grand stand. One of his lines which I hadn’t heard before was “How do you take 30 years off Jim’s age?” (Jim was the duct taped guy) Then he reached down and took off Jim’s hat and put it on him backwards. Maybe I’m just totally relaxed, but I thought that was hilarous. My lungs got a great workout from the laughter.
They have a 50/50 raffle every night after the entertainment. It’s not a true 50/50 in that they have like 15 winners with envelopes that you pick from. I think I heard that the envelopes contain anywhere from $20 to $100. Our number was the last one drawn so we picked last (I say picked because 3 of the numbers drawn were not present so their envelopes were still in the pack) MM drew an envelope with $25.00 so we came out way ahead. Or as he says “Just a few more gallons of fuel”
Saturday, May 24th - Went to a cooking seminar today with Sue. I go to this seminar at every rally but I still mainly cook frozen dinners lol. I think I know how to use the convection microwave oven now, but I’m on vacation. MM put the tire pressure monitors on the rv and him and Al strolled through the car show. It was a totally relaxing day. I could get to enjoy this laying around.

This evenings after dinner entertainment was the Rivoli Review. We’ve seen them several times before and they are always very entertaining. Kay writes lots of their parody songs and Ron has a great comic talent. I finally remembered to take my camera along.

At the 50/50 tonight Sue and Al had a winning ticket. They were a little luckier than us. $50.00 Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.
Sunday, May 25th Just wanted to get this down before I forgot it. I’m beginning to think I lead a sheltered life because I hear a lot of stories and they are new to me. Can there really be anything new at my age? Anyway, at the gospel service put on my Kay and Ron Rivoli he was saying that they had a little discussion this morning and he thought she should get up and make the coffee. She thought he should do it. He said “But in the Bible it says that the woman should make the coffee.” She said “Oh really” , and he says “yes, the woman should obey the man and do his service, so she should get up and make the coffee.” She pondered that for a moment then says that the Bible specifically says that the man should make the coffee. This intrigued him and he wanted to know exactly where in the Bible it says that he should get up and make the coffee. She got up and grabbed the Bible and handed it to him to some opened pages. He is thumbing through the pages that she handed to him and says “where does it say that I should make the coffee?” She points to the top of the pages and says “Right there.” And he reads “Hebrews”. So now we all know who should make the morning coffee. Women of the world we can stay in bed til you smell the coffee. Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t like the taste or smell of coffee, so this knowledge is for the rest of you.
Monday, May 26th – Sunday was just a whirr. Lots of walking, biking, vending and even rode on Al & Sue’s scooters – very fun. Tried a new recipe for dinner that turned out pretty good. I’ll attach the recipe here.
Potato Salad (serves 8)
6 lbs red potatoes
½ lb bacon bits
1 cup thinly sliced celery
½ cup finely chopped red onions
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons celery seeds
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 hardboiled eggs, coarsely chopped
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water til tender. Drain well. Peel and cube potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add celery, onion, sweet relish and bacon bits. Combine mayo, sugar, celery seed, vinegar, mustard and salt. Add mayo mixture to potatoes. Toss lightly to coat potato mixture. Carefully fold in the chopped eggs. Cover and chill thoroughly.

We finished off Sunday evening at the grandstands for entertainment. Ok, so that wasn’t so great. Three out of four’s not so bad. Today we’re heading over to Lake Michigan to see what we can see.


B Boys Mom said...

Wow! I thought you were taking it easy. I'm tired reading all you did. Keep having fun!!! Also keep the updates coming. I really enjoy reading them.

Michelle said...

Sounds like your finding all kinds of fun activities to do. That's funny about your shirt being on backwards. I would of told you after I laughed at ya a while. LOL!!

B Boys Mom said...

I just wanted to add that you know that I would tell you that your shirt was on inside out. Girl friends have to take care of each other.

Harmony said...

What fun! Congrats on your 'win.' You're usually pretty lucky ;)