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Oct 1, 2012 - Trip preparation and background

We are all excited about the upcoming start of our trip. On Tuesday, October 16 big Al (Mendelsohn) and Mike leave from Indianapolis for Tokyo. They will spend 3 days in Japan while little Al (Dinner) will be traveling to Los Angeles. Since little Al has been to Japan many times he will skip the Japan portion of the trip and visit with Josh and Chelsea and Johnny and Trever for 2 days. LIttle Al then flies to Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, October 18 and the great threesome will meet up in Seoul on Saturday, October 20 to begin their...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Back Home (Again!) in Indiana

We returned to Indianapolis (it is beginning to feel like the movie "Groundhog Day") for a last stint here with family before resuming our journey East and South. The big event was a (somewhat) impromptu reunion of Therese's family at sister Marge's home in Columbus. All four of the Wontorek sibs and their respective mates, along with our niece and her husband from Tucson and nephew from Springfield, IL spent a week eating (constantly), drinking (frequently), golfing (daily), LAUGHING (a lot), and sharing one bathroom (!!). Dave...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Day Four

Well, the “Fat lady” has sung or is currently singing since the final concert is underway. The last three days have been a whirlwind of seminars, viewing MHs and spending money. Phyl attended several seminars related to MH maintenance while Bob attended a couple of seminars he almost walked out of. It seems that the seminars he chose to attend were either geared toward diesel pushers or to sell the speaker’s product. For the most part the week was full of informative stuff and we’re glad we attended but we probably won’t attend next year’s...

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Aug 29, 2012 - August 29th - tour of the Indy 500 racetrack at Speedway, Indiana

We toured the Indy 500 racetrack today. We enjoyed the museum and seeing all the cars that ever raced on the track. The tour bus drove us all the way around the track allowing us to get out and "kiss" the finish line which is made up of the original track of bricks. We were taken through the press rooms and down onto the winner's platform. We were driven through the garage area too. It was a terrific tour and we like everyone else said "we had no clue it was so big"! The tour was a great treat for us. Enjoy my photos.

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Aug 27, 2012 - Day One

We awoke this morning to a torrential downpour. Luckily we are high enough to avoid being flooded, unlike a few of the folks parked on the parking lot. The parking lot is slanted to the middle to facilitate drainage, however when it rains harder than the drains can handle, flooding occurs. The downpour slowed to a gentle shower long enough for the water to drain then started raining harder but hard not enough to flood, just make large puddles. Phyl wanted to go over to the Information area and decided to wear her tennis shoes instead of her...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Three in one/2

So, Friday morning we leisurely started packing up for our trip south. Our plan was to be out of Colon by 1100, but since we have had a lot of practice “breaking camp”, we were ready to go before 1000. Bob drove the rental car to Sturgis and Phyl finished up, said goodbye to Martha and soon was on her way to pick Bob up. Everything was going according to plan, but then you know what they say about the “best laid plans”, Phyl drove up to the Enterprise office and there sat Bob in the car. The man in the office was out picking up someone and...

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Aug 26, 2012 - At the Indiana State Fairgrounds

We are staying here for 6 nights. We are here for a Family Motor Coach Rally. We will visit the Indy 500 speedway on Wednesday. In the meantime we attend seminars and sales booths and tour new motor homes. The weather is hot and muggy. Yesterday and today we had high ozone levels around the area. Yuk. Shades of Los Angeles. Traffic and crowds my favorite things - NOT.

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Aug 23, 2012 - On the Road to FMCA

We left North Carolina on August 23 and headed towards Indiana. We drove into West Virginia and stopped at Tamarack, a lovely arts and crafts center. Amazing display of local talent. On through Ohio and into Indiana. We were sad to see so many cornfields suffering from the drought. We stopped at the Warm Candle Co., in Centerville, Indiana. What a neat place! So much to see and enjoy! We arrived at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Friday. On Saturday, we stayed at the fairgrounds all day watching all the motor homes arrive...

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Jul 31, 2012 - Indianapolis - Chapter two

We landed back in Indianapolis after nearly 12 hours of travel from Marseille - our little home was waiting for us and we put our tired selves to bed for a long night's rest. When we woke the next morning and looked out on our RV park, we could appreciate the old lyric "How ya going to keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paree?". A cheery Bonjour just doesn't seem to have the same panache as it did when we heard it over there. We settled back into "family time", visiting with Mom; sisters, brothers, sisters and brothers-in-law,...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

On June 1st,we left Louisville for the short (130 mile) trip to Lake Haven Retreat in Greenwood, IN. This will be our base for the next couple of months - the park is about mid-way between Dave's and Therese's families. We're looking forward to catching up with all. We settled into a comfortable and fun time enjoying our families. Cookouts at "our place", several rounds of golf, fishing in the lake at the park, helping Dave's Mom celebrate her 86th birthday and Therese getting extended "girl time" with her sister Marge at her home in nearby...

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Jun 23, 2012 - Monument Circle at the Capital - Indianapolis, IN 2012

We arrived in town 15 minutes too late. On Saturdays, this capital closes at 2pm. We had crossed from the Central to the Eastern time zone and did not realize it. But, it was not all a loss. Just down form the capital is Monument Circle with a fabulous structure and statuary, The Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Built in 1901, the structure is 284 ft tall. It has 331 steps. We took the elevator up and took the stairs down. There also happened to be car show in the circle. We had a nice greek lunch at a restaurant just down the street from the...

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Jun 5, 2012 - Tuesday 5th June

Our last flat white for a while….we left the hotel after packing up and having breakfast, and had a final flat white at Z Sport café. We headed south through Milwaukee and called into Chicago to collect a couple of parts we’d ordered from a bike shop there. Chicago is a HUGE place, we couldn’t wait to leave. Our new GPS took us off the interstate for a while…we can’t understand why, as it wouldn’t have been quicker/faster/easier than staying on the interstate. However we followed the instructions and ended up on I-65 heading towards...

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