Friends, Ice Cream & More Ice Cream

The last few days have been filled with friends & doing chores around the rig.

Purple Martin

Purple Martin

We drove over to Nappanee on Thursday morning to visit with old friends & to make new friends who were “camped” at Pla Mor Campground. Fellow Escapees, Pat & Polly Miller, David & Joyce McCreary, & Sonie Vargo whom we’ve kept in touch with since meeting 3 years ago & new Escapee friends Bill & Bonnie Burgess. Bill & Bonnie have been fulltimers for the past 8 years but were originally from our neck of the woods in Indiana. We hit it off with Bill & Bonnie immediately & found that we not only had much in common but also had mutual acquaintances outside of the Escapees club. Like the Disney song says, “It’s a small world after all”.

Morning Dove

Morning Dove

Don & the guys had a 9 am tee time to golf 18 holes at the local course. Don scored an 89. Not bad for not having golfed in a year & having had a knee replacement. He was quite pleased with the score & how well his knee felt afterwards. Of course, while the men golfed, we gals went shopping. I discovered another Amish grocery to add to my favorites list &  THE BEST ICE CREAM I’VE EVER TASTED ANYWHERE at Rocket Science Ice Cream in the Coppes Commons. Rocket Science Ice Cream is an Amish owned & operated business where they make the ice cream from scratch right in front of you using real cream & freezing it with liquid nitrogen. It takes a little longer but believe me, it’s well worth the wait. And did I mention the variety of flavors, Chocolate Malted Milk Balls (I tried), Turtle, Peaches & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Butter Pecan, S’Mores, to name but a very few.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

The guys met us back at the campground where we sat around & swapped tales for a time then had a pitch-in. We had a nice meal of French dip beef hoagies with au jus, fruit salad, chinese coleslaw, macaroni salad, & Amish made Everything cookies for dessert. We had a very enjoyable time.

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Friday was spent catching up with things at our home on wheels. Even though we live in an rv & get to travel when & where we want, we still have the mundane chores to do. We still have laundry to wash, meals to shop for, bills to pay, & a freezer to defrost. Actually an rv freezer should be defrosted about every 2nd or 3rd week. We’ve had a few of our day/night shades going on the fritz too so Don picked up the proper cord, got directions off the internet, & restrung 3 of our shades. He did an excellent job & saved us a ton of money from having to either pay someone else to restring them or to replace them. My Hero!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Another day spent with friends. Today is Polly’s 67th birthday so we all met in Goshen to eat at Joanna’s, then followed that up with a trip to The Chief for what else, ice cream. The Chief  was voted Indiana’s best ice cream & it is very good, BUT since having ate at Rocket Science, I can no longer agree with that. Are you noticing a trend here? All meals seem to be followed up with dessert. I was told to forget about trying to lose weight while rving. HAH!

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Our friends have all headed out to other parts but it was great to get together while we could to catch up. We are making plans to meet up again in Yuma, Arizona in the fall/winter of 2014. This is a part of the rv lifestyle that we look forward to very much.

Here’s lookin’ at you kid………………………………..

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