Travel Day: Casey, IL To Goshen, IN

Posted by on June 7, 2015

We were up about 7:30 am, had some breakfast and did the whole Facebook/email thing before pulling out of the KOA about 9:30 am.

We had a pretty darn uneventful drive…which is a good thing!  Made a quick stop at a rest area for a potty break and then a stop in a parking lot so that we could enjoy lunch at Kelly’s Kitchen.  It was raining a little bit when we stopped so today’s Kelly’s Kitchen was enjoyed inside from the comfort of our recliners.

Thankfully not a hard rain....jut a light rain

Thankfully not a hard rain….jut a light rain

We only had 70ish miles (out of our total 250) left after lunch and they went just as quickly as the first leg.  The biggest event of the 2nd leg was that it started raining about 30 miles out from our destination…but stopped by the time we arrived and had to get out to set up.  Since we crossed over into Eastern time we gained an hour and pulled into the Elkhart County Fairgrounds about 4:30 pm.

Kevin and Nelly met us at the check in trailer, gave us our rally bag and we chatted for a short while before we headed over to our site for the next 2 weeks.

We got backed in, unhitched and leveled.  We knew that the water spigot was close but it ended up being too close when we opened the off-door slide.  We ended up needing to hitch back up and pull forward about 5 feet or so so that the slide opened in front of the water spigot.  Not a big deal and was easy enough to do.

Elkhart County Fairgrounds - site NW403

Elkhart County Fairgrounds – site NW403

While we were setting up Jim B and the Lindstrom’s stopped by to welcome us.  We’d never met the Lindstrom’s and they are 2 sites over from us so it’ll be nice to get to know them.

While Michael continued his outside chores I finished my chores and then started dinner (Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas).

While I was waiting for Michael to finish up we visited with Jim B., Nancy B. & Terry H. for a little bit before Michael finished his chores and we went inside to eat dinner and watch a DVR’d episode of America’s Got Talent.

It has rained periodically since we arrived…although not very hard but we did get a little thunder and lightning thrown in the mix too.

We’ve already been treated to the sound of several trains passing by…a very common occurrence here. Now I just long to hear the ‘clip clop’ of Amish horse hooves as they pass by on the street that runs next to our site.

Let’s Rally!

What do ya think?