Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Catching Up...One More Time!

Just because Nick's Rally ended certainly didn't mean that the fun ended.  On Saturday, we met everyone in Goshen for

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breakfast at the Lux Cafe.  Then we headed over to the fairgrounds for an

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Amish Auction.  Since they don't like to have their pictures taken, you will just have to take my word that there was lots of stuff, even

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trees and shrubs!

While the guys were sifting through all that stuff, Molly, Karen, Donna, and I took a trip out to the

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home of the Miller's.  This is an Amish Family who open their home for tours and dinners.  We have scheduled a dinner for the gang tonight.  So, I will have more about that later.

Once we were back in Goshen, Karen and I gathered Mark and Donnie and headed for Elkhart.

The weather has been considerably cooler this week, so we thought a

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soup night would be good.

  There was Taco Soup, Potato Soup, White Chicken Chili, and Amish Noodles and Chicken.  To go along with the soup, there was all sorts of great breads.  And, of course, there was dessert!

Once it was ready, you only had to tell

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this crowd once that dinner was ready.

After dinner, we enjoyed a game or two of Hand and Foot.

Yesterday, we were up early and off to Michigan City, Indiana which is about 50 miles west of Elkhart.  First stop was at the Visitor Center of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  I got my official passport stamp and sticker.  The ranger gave us a map and instructions for getting to

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a back road that would lead us to

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the only stretch of lake road.

Mark found a turnout where we could park and walk

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walk down to the beach.

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Lake Michigan is like looking out across the ocean.

The ranger told to be sure to stop at

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Mt. Baldy.

We decided to take the

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beach trail rather than the

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summit trail.

We made it to the

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beach where we enjoyed a walk along the water.  But, I couldn't resist a hike up the

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dunes.  Walking in the shifting sand

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was a real workout.

Then it was on to Michigan City where we found

Gypsy Journal Rally 2010 104 a lighthouse...can't pass up that photo!

After leaving the Lake Shore, we decided to make a stop by the

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Blue Chip Casino.  We had a lot of fun and played a few pennies before heading back to Elkhart.  By the time we arrived back at the campground, Jim and Dee, and Darrell and Judy had arrived.

After visiting with everyone for awhile,

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several of us decided to make a trip down to Chubby's for a fish sandwich before it was time for the evening card games to get started.

Today, we have all been puttering around, getting things a little organized for the move to Goshen on Friday.  We have really enjoyed our stay here at the Elkhart Campground, but we are looking forward to the move to Goshen.  The 50th Celebration of Escapades starts on Sunday.

  Nothing big was planned for today since we are going to the Miller's for dinner tonight.

  And, speaking of that, it is about time to start gathering everyone up to head that direction.  So, for now, that catches us more time!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like lots of fun with great friends. Hope your Amish dinner is delicious (I'm sure it will be).

    Take care and enjoy!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)