Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thanks, Getting Ready To Head South and CG Photos

Rantoul, IL.

60 deg clear, no wind.
forecast = Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 86F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

First of all, Linda and Jim want to thank everyone who made comments on this blog, e-mailed, phoned, or came over to Bobbie T and wished Linda the very best with her upcoming surgery and recovery. Linda was just floored by the response.

Linda called the doctor's office down in FL yesterday morning, and they have received all the necessary papers that were faxed to them, so we're "good to go" there. While she was on the phone to the doctor's office and talking to others who called, Jim was outside getting everything out there ready to travel.

Yesterday evening, Louise and Paul came over to say good-bye. They also brought a card, signed by a whole bunch of people from here in the park, wishing Linda a speedy recovery and words of assurance. Louise made both Linda and Jim promise that we'd be back here at Prairie Pines next summer before she and Paul gave Linda and Jim h and h. (hugs and handshakes). ;-)

So,  ,  ,  ,  , this morning, we'll leave here and start heading South. Jim has a new Trip Plan for the trip and has located RV Parks along the route that we can stay at. The way he's got it figured, we should be getting to DeBary next Thursday.

OK, enough of that!!!!

The Farm Show is in full swing. The campground is packed, (2 RVs on most sites), and probably just as many dry camping on the roads and streets around the park. About 1/2 of the RVers have golf carts or ATVs that they use to go to the show with, so they're constantly running around in the park, and you have to watch for them.

Here's a few photos of the CG that Jim took over the last 4 or 5 days. Remember, you can click on them to enlarge them.

Looking from the rear of our site before the show.


2 RVs on a site.

Street in the CG before the show.

Dry campers line both sides plus many more on surrounding streets.

Lots of RVs packed together.

There's even some staying in tents.

When Louise and Paul came over to say good-bye yesterday, they said that there were many more RVs here this year than there ever were for past Half Century of Progress Farm Shows. Of course the CG can only accommodate so many RVs but the amount of RVs dry camping has greatly increased.

Jim and Linda didn't get to go over to the show this year, but there'll be another show in 2 years.

Well, I'd better get going. Pretty soon Jim and Linda will be getting everything put away so we can leave, and I don't want to be in the way.

Again, thank you so much for your support. It really has meant a lot to both Linda and Jim. I'll post whenever I can to keep everyone updated.

A Point to Ponder : Worrying works! 90 percent of the things I worry about never happen.


1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about this kind of news. We'll be in Florida in November. We'll come see you.