Moving – Temporarily – to Wakarusa, IN., Monaco RV Service

6/5/13 Wednesday at Buchanan, MI (Bear Cave Resort-TT/Mid Atlantic)

I remember another RV friend telling us that, above all, this lifestyle requires that you be flexible. That was certainly the word for today. We were lazy getting going this morning, then I was on the Internet clearing up emails and working on the blog before I got down to my priority job: getting information on a Monaco RV factory near here. Finally, I got a phone number. When I called, they directed me to Dennis, at the Wakarusa Monaco RV Factory. He said they are waiting for parts for other rigs and have time to take us on today. If we got there by the afternoon, they could get started checking the leaks out.

Wow!! So a no plan day was turning into a big plan day. I got hold of the Assistant Manager here and she assured me they would “bag” our power pole, for the time we will be gone, so that it will be available for us when we return. This is huge, because the rule is if you leave a TT Resort, you must stay out of it for a week. This lets us go and return when they work is completed.

Amazingly, we got Miss Zanzibar ready to go in an hour and left at noon. We arrived at 1:10 pm. (only 40 miles). Yahoo!! Dennis got the paperwork together, we showed him the paths the leaking takes, then his tech drove it into the bay while we left for lunch out.

Dennis had recommended “Kathy’s House of Pancakes” and it was well deserved. I had blackened Tilapia and John had pancakes, 3 eggs and ham. Yum!

Off to the local Library to type stuff and access the Internet. Then to the Service Office before they closed, to talk with Dennis about the rain test they gave our Miss Zanzibar. He said they didn’t find any water coming in, just a very little at the badly damaged spot behind the driver’s seat. That sure was discouraging.

When we got back to our rig, we saw the couple in the Holiday Rambler next to us (Bob and Kathie) getting ready to leave. They invited us to join them at “Amish Acres” for dinner. We said sure. It’s always more fun to do things with others. Wouldn’t you know, we’d had a late lunch at Kathie’s. Now we were leaving at 4:30 pm for this family style dinner. It was delicious and oh so filling.

We were still glad to get home, it had been a tiring day. As we were enjoying some “doo wop” music we’d taped from the TV, Bob came to give us some pamphlets of activities in the area. Soon, we were all talking again. It was getting dark and they had jobs to attend to and left. Thank heavens, because I was yawning like crazy, so it was great to just get to bed.


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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