Darrell came in about 6:30 am and pulled Michael and Bill aside first as they wanted to get us checked in ASAP so that they could get our coaches moved into the bays and ready for Lippert to do their thing.
When we were checked in we waited for Eric and Dorothy and then we all drove over to Middlebury to have breakfast at Rise ‘n Roll. Eric and Dorothy had a cinnamon roll and a pecan roll, respectively. Michael had an Early Bird’s Favorite (Our Homemade Breakfast Muffin, made with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Cheese.) While I had a Chore Boy’s Joy with sausage gravy (A slice of Sausage Roll, swirled with Sausage, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese). Everything was delicious…as usual and not one of us walked away hungry!
We parted ways after breakfast…Eric & Dorothy going back to Heartland while Michael and drove a couple of miles into Shipshewana to visit E&S Bulk Store. Michael was on a mission to find Boston Baked Beans and French Burnt Peanuts…both of which he found. We also found a couple of items that we picked up because they were either on sale or on close out and we weren’t sure they’d be there when we got back in 4 weeks or so.
As we strolled the aisles I took pictures of the things (sort of making a grocery list) that I know I’ll want to pick up when we’re back in the area…I can’t wait! Since we have no food in the fridge or freezer I’ll be able to ‘fill ‘er up’!
By the time we were done at E&S it was time for us to head back to Elkhart as we had a lunch date with my ‘blogging bosses’ from Heartland. We met at the Chubby Trout and had a really nice visit. We’d never met in person and have only communicated via email, Facebook or a conference call last October…so it was REALLY nice to get to know them in person.