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Saturday, January 16, 2010

the big melt down

The temperature has been going above the freezing mark the past couple of days and our "snow pack" is melting.

Rudee and I finished off the work week and celebrated with dinner at Stookeys in Thorntown. No real "occasion" except that we are 1/2 way through January and are still surviving in our little home on wheels. January always seems like the longest month of the year, it's only 31 days but takes f.....o....r....e....v....e....r to get to February.

Saturday we headed into Indy to the State Fairgrounds to go to the Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale. This is a large sale that takes up two large buildings. We arrived around 10:30 and paid our $3.00 parking fee and headed into the sale. The place was packed with people and we made our way into the throng. There were a lot of booths selling just about anything you could want. We browsed through the buildings and ended up with a couple of books for the grand kids and I picked up a 3/4" combo wrench. There are always some new gimmick or a new twist on an old gimmick. This year the weirdest thing I found was an electric cigarette. I guess it's a quit smoking gimmick that you "smoke". I'm not sure how it works but you actually puff some kind of vapor. Very Strange.

We left the State Fairgrounds and drove to Noblesville Indiana to their fairgrounds. Walnut Ridge RV was having a show there and we we're hoping they had one of the new Keystone Alpine units. They had several trailers indoors and more parked outside that you could tour. We went through most of the larger 5th wheels but didn't see anything we wanted to trade for. In one of the units I ran across Mark Krol who is a representative of Keystone RV. When we were at the Montana Rally back in September Mark led our little group on a tour of the factory. I asked him if there were any Alpine's here and he looked at me kind of funny and said "didn't I meet you at the rally?". Pretty cool that he recognized me. Too bad there were no Alpine's though.

Leaving the RV show we headed over to Niles and Deb's house to see what they were up to. We hung out with them for awhile and ended up in Sheridan for dinner. The fog rolled in while we were eating and the visibility was way down for our trip back the Robinson's house. We dropped them off and headed home. The Colts were playing tonight and we needed to get home so we could watch the game!

The trip home was slower than normal due to the fog but we made it safe and sound. The Colts are looking pretty good so far. Hopefully they can keep it up and get one step closer to the Super Bowl. I'll keep you posted.

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