Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Empty Shelves, Groceries and Getting Ready For The Farm Show

Rantoul, IL

50 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed over to the Walgreen's store here in Rantoul. They both needed a few items and Jim needed to get his prescription refilled. Since Walgreen's has a few groceries, they had planned on picking up some bread and milk, (that they were completely out of), while they were there, but for some reason, there was no bread on the shelf, so they just bought the milk.

No problem, right?? They would just stop at a convenience store on their way back here to the CG.

But,  ,  ,  ,  ,  at the first convenience store that they went to, no bread on the shelf!!!!  Ok, there's another store just down the street, so they went there.

Guess what???? The shelf was empty!!!!!

Wait!!! Wait!!!! What's that behind some other merchandise on the shelf???? 1 loaf of bread!!!!

Yep!! One lonely loaf of bread that got pushed back behind some other items, and, it was even the kind of bread that Jim was looking for!!!!   :-) Don't know why all the bread was gone, usually it's not a problem.

Monday, was grocery shopping day, so Jim and Linda headed over to the County Market store and did their thing. Again, they bought more than they should have, but were finally able to get everything stored in the cabinets and fridge.

Yesterday, Jim went over to the office and talked to Louise for awhile. She's trying to get everything ready for the Half Century of Progress Farm Show that will begin a week from tomorrow. The show is held every 2 years and is a really big deal here in Rantoul. There will be thousands of people attending, this CG has been sold out for months, and in fact, many of the sites will have 2 RVs on them. (One plugged into the 30 amp electric and the other one plugged into the 50 amp outlet). They will put "Y" connectors on the water connections and take turns sharing the sewer connection. There will also be many, many RVs dry camping, on the road behind our site and the adjoining road.

The show doesn't start until next Thursday, but some of the RVs will start rolling in here on Monday. Oh!!! And if you look on your calendar, you'll notice that the weekend after the Farm Show is Labor Day weekend, and I'm pretty sure that the CG is completely sold out for that weekend also!!!

It's going to be a busy couple weeks around here!!!!

Later yesterday, Jim took CLT and headed over to Rural King to pick up a few items and then headed over to Thomasboro and picked up the mail. Then, for dinner, he cooked a couple hamburgers out on the grill.

Did you know that in 2011, more than 100,000 people attended the Half Century Of Progress Show in Rantoul?


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