Farewell … new roads are open! (Indiana)

LIFE….we see it all so many different ways!!  The longer in one spot, the more you see! In some ways, we are all interconnected with our interests and hopes in life…some are hidden, some well-spoken, some dissolving. And maybe even more, some maybe not seeing the real picture front and center, for just how short…

Take me to the 4H County Fair! (Indiana)

This week, taking advantage of more perfect temps, we headed over to the Elkhart County 4H Fair! The fair is held in late July in Goshen, Indiana. It is the second largest county fair in the country.  Over 250,000 guests visit the Fair during the 9 day event. This fair is known for its free grandstand…

My husband is kidnapped (figuratively speaking, of course)! (Indiana)

Here is Mr. Jer! “You handsome devil!” The pre-birthday boy…3 days and counting, when his red, white and blue medical card goes into effect! Well yesterday he was kidnapped….per se. You see, he chauffeured my sweet sister off for her post surgery check, while I tended to a basket of laundry.  “See you in an…

Strolling the Grist Mill… (Indiana)

We took the early afternoon yesterday to run up the road and stroll around one of Elkhart’s county parks, Bonneyville Mill. The mill is the oldest continually operating grist mill in Indiana. It has produced quality flour for over 150 years.  And we were happy to leave with cloth bags of fresh corn meal! Our host…

It’s all what you make it! (Indiana)

Might take more than one long, single bungee tonight!! The wind is in its prime!  PERFECT?  “Yes!” No buggies….. Early evening, sun is shining, and quiet on the home front!  Beats a tornado siren around 2am in Elkhart, Indiana last night!! I’m seeing a few days of prime weather on the horizon this week! A…

Spiffied up the Blog! (Indiana)

Today is one of those days, the sky is a bold blue and the breeze makes for some wonderful outdoor living! Spotted his TINY rig up the road!  COZY…..ahhhhhhhh, little did I know they had their own line. It’s been a couple days of mini-chores. Laundry, hitch has a new bright coat of orange paint,…

Biking Lake Simonton & the Studebaker Museum (Indiana)

Today, we Goggled the map for Simonton Lake just across yonder for a late morning bike ride.  “A” marks our take-off spot! Simonton Lake is the largest natural lake in Elkhart County. We managed to figure out wide enough lanes to get across to the north shore while taking in 10 miles today checking out…

Crossing state lines and a Carousel….(Indiana)

Less than five miles from the state line, we sometimes find ourselves in Michigan, while other times in Indiana.  Being this close to numerous produce markets we’ve been buried in asparagus and strawberries!  Next up, we are beginning to see the cherries. Not to say, we don’t still venture into Aldi’s.  You can’t beat the…

Still hanging out in Elkhart! (Indiana)

Hold my hand back…I can see these hanging off my ears!!!  WOW!  I so wish I had tried these on….I may have to go back!  They used to make the best, fun jewelry!  I like pieces with character….off the wall! Yesterday, we dealt with laundry and grocery and on the way….”LOOK, a flea market!” It…

Whirlwind road trips! Goshen, etc. (Indiana)

Two days ago we were off and running….Mr. Jer was EXCITED!  A RV factory tour coming up!  After a few days research, I had a list of many things we might wanted to see in northern Indiana. Let’s check out Goshen! First up, The Old Bag Company! The facility was originally built as a four-story…

Wellfield Botanic Garden and MORE (Indiana)

Th last few days, we finally left the roost and did some sightseeing!  It was nice to be out and about and not researching and planning our July take-off or watching the neighborhood wildlife which I might say is pretty limited in this park.  Missing the COE and state park sites, although sitting still under…

Rainy day Wednesday! (Indiana)

The week is flying…  Knowing we are getting things updated, started, and crossed off the list…I still feel like many stones left unturned.  The cabinets were emptied and the files were rearranged.  I feel so organized and ready to take on routing this summer’s travels!  We will soon reach our ONE year anniversary and are…