Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Whole New Wall

We made a run to Heartland this morning so that Michael could pick up some screws and a replacement water valve that cracked yesterday when Michael tightened just a wee bit too much. While in Elkhart we also stopped at RV Surplus so that Michael could pick up a few odds and ends…amongst those odds … Continue reading »

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Anabaptists & A Basement Wall

We had a really nice day yesterday.  We spent much of it in Shipshewana.  We started off with breakfast at the Blue Gate.  We’d noticed when we were there on the 4th of July that they had some really great breakfast selections.  We both decided on the ‘Amish Frying Pan’.  It consists of homefries, onions, … Continue reading »

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Elkhart County Fairgrounds Park Review

Park Name: Elkhart County Fairgrounds Date Visited: 6/6 – 7/14 2013 Address: 17746 County Road 34  Goshen, IN Our Rating: 8 (1 = awful – 10 = top notch) Web address: http://4hfair.org/rv/rvcamping/ Fee: Daily:  $27.00 Weekly: $155.00 Monthly:  $450.00 Location: Located on the east side of Goshen.  Close distance to shopping & dining Amenities: Water, … Continue reading »

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Cracker Barrel Park Review – Madison, WI

Park Name: Cracker Barrel Date Visited: 6/5/13 Address: 2147 E Springs Dr  Madison, WI Our Rating: 5 (1 = awful – 10 = top notch) Web address: http://www.crackerbarrel.com/ Fee: Daily:  n/a Weekly: n/a Monthly:  n/a Location: West of I90 within the East Town Mall comlex Amenities: None Comments: We called ahead and spoke with the … Continue reading »

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Montrose City Park Review

Park Name: Montrose City Park Date Visited: 6/2 – 6/5 2013 Address: Clark St & 1st Ave, Montrose, SD Our Rating: 7 (1 = awful – 10 = top notch) Web address: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/South_Dakota/Montrose.html Fee: Daily:  $15.00 Weekly: Monthly: Location: About 4 miles north of I-90 Amenities: Water, 30/50 amp, picnic table, grill, pull thrus, swimming … Continue reading »

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Ellsworth AFB FamCamp Park Review

Park Name: Ellsworth AFB FamCamp Date Visited: 5/29 – 6/2 2013 Address: Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, SD Our Rating: 7 (1 = awful – 10 = top notch) Web address: http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/milcamps/33-south-dakota/172-ellsworth-afb-famcamp Fee: Daily:  $20.00 Weekly: 140.00 Monthly: Location: Lincoln Dr & Ellsworth Rd on Ellsworth AFB just east of Rapid City Amenities: Water, … Continue reading »

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Moving Right Along

Michael continued in the basement….moving some wires & boxes to make it easier to gain access to the back portion of the basement if needed.  The water pump was mounted and wired up and the UDC was set in place.  All of the satellite & TV connections were wired back in…and we still have TV…so … Continue reading »

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The Project Continues & The Granddaughter Pees!

Today was another fairly easy day (I think from here on out they will be).  Michael’s biggest project was placing the black diamond plate flooring into the basement.  He cut it to size, cut holes for the plumbing and UDC and then glued it into place and stapled around the edges. So the basement floor … Continue reading »

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A Fairly Quiet Day….Thankfully

Another day of working in the basement.  He finished installing the basement doors as they were pretty much just tacked in place and got the water barrier glued/stapled to the plywood flooring.  The goal for tomorrow is to get the diamond plate flooring material installed and finish getting the UDC fully installed. Michael took a … Continue reading »

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Independence Day & A Basement Floor!

Since yesterday was the 4th of July we took it pretty darn easy.  Michael’s been working his hiney off on the basement and he really needed a day of rest.  We lazed around the house in our jammies until 2:30ish, which felt really good. About 3:00 pm we headed off for a drive through the … Continue reading »

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