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Old 05-17-2016, 08:37 AM   #41
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First 2016 camping.

We went on the first camping trip of the year. It was also our first time at a Hoosier Cruisers Rally. It's an FMCA chapter that meets once a month somewhere in Indiana. Nice group, although most have large class A's with two or three slide outs.
It was held at CERALand in Columbus IN. It's a private campground owned by Cummins and has a very large sports complex with many ball diamonds and soccer fields. There was even a group playing cricket. It's a nice facility, although since it had rained most of the week prior, you didn't dare get off of any gravel surface. Some of the newer parking pads looked a bit soft to me.

Almost all sites are well shaded.



As is typical for spring in Indiana, it was cold and rainy most of the weekend. It did get warm enough to eat outside, mumsywumsy even took off her coat and talked about shorts.



The mini splits work perfect in this kind of weather. Just set them on automatic 68 degrees, and they kept the bus just right whether warm or cool. It did get down to 38 one night.

My son was also there with his MCI.



I generally like my bread toasted. My new induction cooktops don't work well with my old over a burner toaster. I don't like toasting in a skillet. We were prowling around antique shops and found this. Surprisingly good shape for it's age. I remembered that it would turn the bread over when you opened the door, but couldn't remember how. Works pretty slock



We'll be going a lot more this summer, next outing is a square dance weekend campout.

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Old 05-17-2016, 09:15 AM   #42
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Excellent Outing! --- Sounds like a great first trip for 2016. And the park looks sweet. Thanks for sharing, will have to add it to my trip list.
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Nice trip.

You know, you can slap a steak in that toaster!
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:23 AM   #44
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Flxible Rally is almost over, here's a video of the parade in town on Saturday.



Really great rally, there were about 20 old FLXs and about 20 SOBs (some other bus) Pictures later
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that's awesome , thank you for sharing , this inspires ever one to get out and drive there bus,
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Sweeeeet! Love the look of the old, rounded Flx's. Thanks!
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I totallty forgot to drive up... im only 90 minutes away is there busses just riding around town today or is everyone pretty much gone?
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #48
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Look what I found at the Flxible rally flea market.



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We went on an overnight to a local state park that is just 10 miles from home. Just to get away. We met my brother there. We only live about 10 miles apart but, rarely get together. It was nice to reminisce about old camping trips with mom and dad.

Dad, Bob and I about 1954



Bob likes to cook over a fire.



On phone before trip Bob asked about food. I said we usually take steaks, he said they would probably just bring hot dogs. We brought hot dogs, they brought steaks.



Mumsywumsy and me.



All had a great time, maybe we'll do it again before another 20 years pass.

Mutt and Jeff, Bob has an 11 foot camper.



Bob said it was nice to use a restroom he didn't clean, he and his wife clean restrooms at a big campground.

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I like your pup. Well-behaved, but waiting attentively to help clean up any 'litter' the instant it hits the ground.
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