Sunday, September 23, 2012

Getting Ready and Dinner With Paul And Louise

Rantoul, IL.

42 deg, clear, W. wind @ 6 mph.

Forecast = Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

Friday, Jim took CLT and headed over to Rural King. He wanted to buy a few thing there before we leave the area. He also stopped by ACE Hardware to find some kind of thermostat, but they didn't have what he wanted in stock.

In the afternoon, he installed the tow-bar back on the front of CLT and rolled up all my awnings before it started raining. Then, since it was raining, he fooled around with the computer for awhile and then took a nap. : )

Yesterday, after it warmed up a little, (It was only about 50 degrees with a 15 to 20 mph wind blowing), Jim went out and checked the air pressure in all my tires. After that, he took his bicycle's front wheel off and put the bike and the wheel into the back of CLT and secured it.

Around Lunchtime, Louise came over and told Jim that she and Paul wanted to take Jim and Linda out to dinner. She said that they had planned to have a cook-out, but being that it was quite cool and windy, they decided it would be better to go to a restaurant. 

She told Jim that she and Paul would pick them up about 6:30.

Wow!!! What a nice surprise!!!

During the afternoon, Jim added some water to my fresh water tank and went through some of my basement compartments to make sure everything was secure. Then, he cleaned and put away the awning tie down straps and anchors.

Linda is still working on her Family Tree Maker program. She keeps finding more and more people to add, and also additional information about the people she already had found. She's also been doing laundry and has been starting to get the inside of me ready to travel.

About 6:30 Paul and Louise pulled up in front of my site, picked up Jim and Linda and headed to Gifford, (which is a very small town about 6 or 8 miles East of Rantoul), and to the Longbranch Restaurant. Jerry and Lorie, (a couple who help Paul and Louise with the Campground on the weekends), followed along in their car.

Jim and Linda had been to the Longbranch with Paul and Louise a few years ago, and just like that time, the food was very good, with good service.

Of course the best part of the meal was visiting with Paul, Louise, Jerry and Lorie. : )

Louise and Paul insisted on paying for Jim and Linda's meal. What great people!! It's no wonder Jim and Linda have been coming back to this Campground for years. : )

Thank you so much, Paul and Louise!!!

After returning, Jim and Linda watched some college football on TV and then headed for bed.

Today, Jim and Linda want to make one last run to the grocery store to pick up a few last minute items. Then, later, Jim will dump my tanks, put away all my hoses and probably hook CLT up to the back of me.

Tomorrow morning, all he'll have to do is unhook the electric.

Did you know that on this date in 1962 "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV? It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

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