Friday, August 8, 2014

Campground Entertainment and Dinner With Mike and Terri

Rantoul, IL.

66 deg. mostly cloudy, East wind @ 7 mph.
Forecast = Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs around 75°F. East wind to 13 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 45%.

They were forecasting rain for all day yesterday and I don't think we got a drop! It was quite cloudy most of the day, but no rain.

Quite a few RVs came into Prairie Pines yesterday, which provided some "Campground Entertainment". :-) I was looking out of the window

and across the street from us and down the road just a little, a group of trailers came in. Most of them are of the same brand, so I'm guessing that it's some kind of club gathering. Anyway, Paul led this one trailer to a site, got it positioned so that the utilities were lined up with the trailer hook-ups and then left. After Paul left, the owner of the trailer got out and evidently didn't like how the trailer was positioned on the site.

So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  he started backing up, pulling forward, backing up, pulling forward, back and forth, back and forth, all the while, cranking the truck's steering wheel one way and then the other. His wife was to the rear of the trailer, waiving her arms around in an effort to direct him, but either he didn't know the signals or he didn't want to follow her instructions. This went on for quite awhile and finally the man got out of the truck, waived his arms around and evidently, just gave up, leaving the trailer parked very close to where Paul and positioned him in the first place!! ;-)

Now, while this was going on, Paul brought in another trailer belonging to the group and guided it into the site along side of the first trailer. So, when the guy in the first trailer got out of his truck, he went over to help the 2nd trailer get positioned on it's site. Well, that didn't go well either and soon both of them gave up and just left the 2ne trailer where it was, after a whole bunch of jockeying around!! ;-)

Luckily neither of them ran over anything or hit anything.

Good old fashioned "Campground Entertainment"!! :-)

Being that Jim had been up since Joe called at 4:30 in the morning, he took a good long nap in the afternoon.

A couple days ago, Mike and Terri had called and asked if Jim and Linda would like to go out to eat and plans were made to go yesterday evening.  So about 5:00 Jim, Linda, Mike and Terri took Big RED and headed over to the Family Table Restaurant over on the East side of Rantoul.

Linda, Mike and Terri had the Pork Tenderloin sandwich and Jim  had  French Dip sandwich. Everyone said that their sandwiches were very good and decided that they'd like to go back to the Family Table again someday.

Of course one of the best things about the whole meal was getting to enjoy it with Mike and Terri. Jim and Linda really enjoy their company and always seem to find many things to talk about. :-)

This morning, Jim and Linda have an appointment with their financial adviser. His office is in Wilmington, IL which is about a 2 hour drive from here. After the appointment, they'll grab a bite to eat someplace and then head to Manteno, IL to see Jim's cousin, Adeline. Adeline lives alone now since her husband passed away awhile back and really likes it when Jim and Linda stop by to visit.

It'll be a long day, but Jim and Linda are looking forward to seeing Adeline.

A Point to Ponder:  Money can't buy happiness, but it makes your misery enjoyable.



  1. We always enjoy spending time with Jim and Linda... and going out to eat! :-)

  2. Campground entertainment is always the best kind. When we were working at Coyote we had the same issues with people 're-doing' their backing in. Sigh..

  3. Hi Linda and JIm,

    How long will you be at this location? We might be in the area in a couple of weeks.

    Selene & Hank