Our Lazy Daze Motorhome

Our Lazy Daze Motorhome
2009 Lake Louise

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elkhart, Indiana

8/28/2012 We were up at 8:00 am and slowly got ready to drive onto Elkhart, IN, 210 miles away. We needed gas so we drove back into Marion (with the help of Jeanne’s GasBuddy app on her phone).  We bought gas for $3.599/gal.  Little did we know that this was probably the cheapest gas we would see for some time.  We found our way back to the Ohio Turnpike and headed west. We arrived at the Elkhart Campground at 3:45 pm.  The campground has spacious sites, some shaded.  The restrooms and showers were not as clean as we like.  There is a nice laundry.  Their cable reception was lousy so we cranked up the satellite dish and had excellent reception.   Their water tested out within our range, so we hooked it up.  Later, we were sorry we did.  The water smelled of sulfur and left a horrible stain on the side of the RV.  We finally got the stain off with rubbing compound. Thank God for small town hardware stores!!  They have everything!  And employ people that can tell you what everything does! 

This RV is very similar to the trailer home that Jeanne lived in at the age of 1-1/2 years old with her newborn sister and parents in Aiken SC.   No, she doesn't remember, just has the pictures to prove it.

 There are lots to see in the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart.

8/29/012 Wednesday.  We took the morning off and in the mid-afternoon traveled to the RV/MH Museum.  In the rear of the building was a Bennington pontoon boat show.  These boats had all of the bells and whistles for upwards of 100K.  The museum displayed models various models of RVs dating back to the early part of the 20th century (1913 to be exact).  Everything was pretty original to the vehicles.   Very creative ideas.  Sad we did not see a Lazy Daze (RV we own) early model.  Many of the RVs were pulled by antique cars and trucks.  It is a great collection.  Jeanne noted that everything seemed jammed together and didn’t do justice to the exhibits.  She was right. A lot of space was devoted to a huge library that they may never fill.  We had dinner out, stopped for groceries, and then Jeanne did our laundry at the campground. 

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