Saturday, August 13, 2011

Judy Finds A Thimble

Yes friends, Judy finds herself a thimble.  More about that in just a minute, but first – we arrived at Brian’s apartment around quarter after ten.  Brian lives in RV dealership alley of Grand Rapids; there are a half dozen dealerships within two miles of his place.  So we decided to kick the tires on a few motorhomes. 

We were most interested in Roadtreks and small class Cs.  Roadtreks are nice, but they are very expensive.  You could buy a Winnebago Adventurer for the same price as a Roadtrek.   Coachman makes a great little 21 foot Freelander class C that we like.  It would fit the bill just nicely for our future traveling lifestyle.  We’ll keep an eye out for a nice used one of these over the next couple of years.

You could tell that times have been hard on RV sales and that the dealerships are hungry.  The salesmen were like fleas on a hound dawg.  The wheels on the truck had barely stopped rolling when their smiling faces would appear.  Some would just leave us alone to just look around while others felt in necessary to be more like a Star Trek Klingon and follow us everywhere.

From there, the three of us went to our favorite Grand Rapids restaurant, Arnie’s.  As always, we had a great lunch and spent the time catching up with Brian and all his activities since we last saw him.  We were happy to see that he had lost some weight and is doing very well.

After dropping Brian off at his apartment, we went in search of the infamous thimble.

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I was very fortunate indeed, it cost less than $24 and Judy actually left with a thimble!!! (Norm, take note)  However, along with the thimble, she bought some fabric for a project that she’s working on now, a book about jelly rolls (don’t ask why a fabric store would have jelly rolls and layer cakes), and a pattern for a future project.

On our way home we decided to stop off at Mecosta Pines Campground, where we had a seasonal site when we lived in the area, to see if Joe and Sharon still had their site.  They did and they were there so we had a glass of wine while sitting on their deck.  Jerry and Patsy had sold their park model and purchased a travel trailer which is parked next door to Joe and Sharon’s.  The four of them were going to a Friday night fish fry and invited us to join them which we did.  It was fun to see all of them again and we had a fun evening with lots of laughs, just like old times. 

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On our way home we snapped this picture of piles of hay on an Amish farm.  Notice the hawk perched on top of one of the hay piles.

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Once we got home, we sat outside waiting for the deer to pass through our back yard, but they didn’t show.  I’m pretty sure that we’ll get more pictures of them before we leave; we’ll just need to keep a watch out for them as they show up between 7:30 and 8:30 in the evening.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear Judy found a thimble!! It's been keeping me up at night, worrying about that. :) Better yet, glad to hear your visit with Brian was a good one. And how fun to have an impromptu visit with old friends.

    Miss you guys.