Yesterday was the last day for the Heartland Vendor Mart, so we broke down the booth and drove over to Wally World to get some fine box wine for dinner. The pork chop meal was good and conversation with our table-mates was great. After dessert, the entertainment was Dueling Pianos. They did a bunch of familiar tunes and had everyone laughing with their antics and audience participation.
Chris scheduled an Asian Reflexology massage this morning with Jean Damon, so her husband Dave and I took a walk over to where a Soap Box Derby track was set up at the fairgrounds. These are local trials in preparation for the finals held in Akron, Ohio every July. The kids were having a blast! This is serious business for some.
The Heartland Rally attendees were all invited to a factory tour and luncheon today followed by a visit to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum. Our friend Al Hesselbart, the historian there asked Chris and me to help out when all the Heartlanders toured the museum. We were glad to do it. If you get the chance, it is a great place to visit in the Elkhart area. Don’t wait too long though, if they don’t get some serious industry support soon, they may have to close their doors as early as September. That would be a real shame.
Back at the fairgrounds, we joined the Heartland Owners Club members for another catered dinner. The entertainment tonight was a hypnotist/comedian, but we didn’t stay long. The PA system sounded bad where we were sitting. Besides, we were beat from being on our feet all afternoon. All in all, a very satisfying day.
Before I forget, Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. Most especially my own wonderful dad in Fort Lauderdale. I love you. For my son, Devon, Happy Fathers day too, father to my grandkids. And to Chris’ dad, Tom Van in Dunnellon, a very happy day.
I now return control of this blog to Chris.