Friday, September 25, 2009

Camp Duncan, Elkhart Indiana

Whew, September is flying by....there were almost two weeks spent in Elkhart at Camp Duncan (Duncan RV Systems and Repair) having "things" done to the Motorhome. The girls in the office make us feel so welcome and the guys in the shop take good care of us too...they treat you so well, it is a joy to be there in their little campground.

Bill, one of the Technicians, lives on Birch Lake in Michigan and he invited us to go home with him one night! Well..... YES, we want to come!!! Norah and Howie were also getting things done at Duncan so we made the thirty minute drive up to the lake and Bill put us all in the boat for a sunset cruise on his pretty lake!!

One of the "cottages" on Birch Lake

Bill, Camille and Amanda

Despite being up early every day, so the techs could take our rigs into the shop, we had a terrific time in Elkhart. Norah was redecorating her rig, so we spent many fun days shopping for her new sleeper, chair rail, rugs and fabrics. We made visits to our favorite Amish wood worker, Carlisle Lehman, to have new oak valances installed for them and ate untold wonderful meals together. Breakfasts at the Bravo Cafe and Amish Do-nuts and coffee in Middlebury and Shipshewana were a regular routine!!! Then we had to walk off the calories and play some cut-throat games of Hand and Foot every evening!!!

Howie's Birthday dinner ...Hey, where's Howie?

The Motorhome made it into the paint booth to get some little "blems" or boo-boo's removed and Bob was a happy guy. They have a first class, state-of-the-art paint bay at Duncan, and Vinnie, the lead paint tech is amazing. They worked until after 10 PM on the MH on Monday evening, just to have it ready for us to leave on Tuesday.

Bob is "inspecting" in the Paint Booth!!

We got our items finished up, and along with Norah and Howie, made up our little convoy on Tuesday, heading to Celina for the Gypsy Journal Rally. Arriving around 4 PM it was great to be greeted by Nick and Ron and Brenda, then Keith and Donna had our spots waiting for us in the Back Forty! John and Doni, Linda and Ron, and Barb and Bob were already there also, so we got parked and set up....ready to start the pre-Rally and have some fun!!! Donna made a huge Lasagna for everyone and so we had to.....what else???.....EAT!!! It was a great beginning to a fun Rally!!
We just love this area of the country, and love these folks and good friends... we are grateful, and looking forward to this Rally week or so!!! Even though there is some rain in the forecast, it will be a good time together!! Hugs to everyone...wish you all were here!! :)


JB said...

Now Bob, don't you be eating all those brownies of Donna's

Anonymous said...

John, I've been having to fight Chuck for Donna's brownies. You know he's a brownie hog, lol

Randy and Terry said...

We know you all are going to have a great time. So sorry we aren't going to be there. Try to carry on without us! :)

Tom and Marci said...

Hi Bob and Molly,

What a coincidence -- our RV has also been at Duncan since Labor Day. We just picked it up on Thursday. It's not the Class C winnebago that we had in Branson last year, but a new Newmar X-Aire toyhauler. You probably saw it in the parking lot! We're spending this weekend in Shipshewana, and tomorrow morning we're dropping it back off at Duncan for them to finish up a few items. What a small world!

Tom & Marci