Friday, September 17, 2010

It’s A Wrap

The title says it all, Escapade 2010 is now in the history books.  Today we pack up, dump tanks, and head out for parts unknown; i.e. Mecosta, Michigan.  But, before that happens, let us tell you about our final day at the Escapade.

I began the day with a seminar on Tire Safety followed by a Geeks On Tour seminar on Story Book software, both were very informative.  Miss Judy attended a Healthy Eating seminar and a Kayaking seminar, both were a bust.  The healthy eating wasn’t healthy eating at all rather a presentation of an Atkins type diet which is far from healthy eating while the kayaking instructor was late getting there and was the “know it all” arrogant type.

Geeks On Tour, Jim and Chris Guld

After our morning seminars, we went out to the South Side Diner for lunch with Jim and Lisa Koca, a couple that we had met when we attended the Branson HOP way back in November of 2007.  We’ve kept in touch over the years and it was nice to see them again.  The South Side Dinner was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives highlighting their Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.  Although it was a good sandwich, it certainly was not the best Philly Cheese Steak that we’ve had, but the company was great.

South Side Diner Jim and Lisa

On our way to lunch we stopped by the Old Bag Company (old manufacturing buildings converted into cute little shops) for a look see.  Elkhart County has several quilt gardens planted around the area with one them being at the Old Bag Company. 

Quilt Garden Quilt Shop at the Old Bag Company Another Shop at the Old Bag Company

At 4:30 the closing ceremonies began with recognition of all the people who worked so hard to bring us Escapade 2010 followed by the drawing for the grand prize (foiled again), a picnic dinner, Entertainment by One More Time, and ending with DJ music and a dance.  All in all, we had a good time, however, from all reports, this was not one of the better Escapades.

Sonny and Cher Brenda Lee and Elvis

Now, all that is left to do is say “See Ya Down The Road” to our many friends before heading out later this morning.  Here’s to an uneventful travel day which will be less than fours hours away to Mecosta, Michigan where we’ll be planted for the next two and a half weeks.  Until tomorrow, we hope you all have fair seas and following winds.

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