Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mennonite Relief Sale Day one, and fixed our Water heater.

Where are we today ?
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warning lots pics today
        Got a nice walkabout town early this morning then secured our coach for the 10 minute drive to the New Hamburg Fairgrounds for the Mennonite Relief Sale. Got here about 10 am and all set up. Only 2 other rv's here right now.
walkabout plattsville this morning
all set up here now
new parts did the trick
      Once set up I set to work to change these thermostats below for the propane part of our hot water heater. Easy fix and only a $20.00 part. Got that done and gave it a test. Just like it has always done before runs almost an hour them shuts off, now we have hot water again, yippee !
just like new again
        Right across from us nobody here yet
    I did a walkabout around 11 am as they were setting up. making progress and lots of mud.
 they are getting set up
setting up this pavillion
quiet right now
Making the Tea Balls
I walked over at 4 and picked up a dozen, yummy
they freeze well
Suzi'e Dad dropped by for a visit and a break
he has been busy organizing the set up
     Then about 5 we went back for supper , sausage on a bun and fresh cut fries. No cooking tonight.
fresh cut fries right here
sure  hit the spot tonight
and her Dad joined us as well
Suzie's Cousin and Nephew joined us
then we rain into more of the family
homemade ice cream is always good
I shared some with Suzie 

See I was here as well
    We walked some more checked more vendors, and met more people,such a fun time and the crowds were just beginning.
Kettle corn
   Then we did a quick check in the arena, looked at the auction Items, quilts (214 of then) and some silent auction items as well. Everything here is donated.
lots of amazing quilts will be auctioned tomorrow
Suzie and her Dad Chatting again
     Lots of  people her now from 6 pm until 8 pm.

relaxing in the stands
good entertainment
    More stuff to look at before tomorrow's crowds
a nice tractor for tomorrow's auction donated by a relative of Suzie's
busy here now 7 pm
       By this time I had enough and headed home, but Suzie hung out for a bit longer to watch nephew Greg auction a few items.

lots more rv's here 
lots of cars here now
       We had a fun busy day, fixed our water heater, new places new faces and some tasty food. Not much rain and some sunny skies. Was wonderful. Tomorrow will be even busier but this it what we do here , just have too much fun. Nice that we are camped here, don't need to deal with traffic and can walk home to relax anytime we feel like. 
       Thanks for stopping in and hope you had a wonderful day as well.

Where have we been this summer ?


  1. It does look muddy this year! Hope it all goes well.

    1. Pretty muddy but looks like things are working out pretty good.

  2. Have fun at the sale. Avoid the mud, hope the sun comes back to dry it up. should be a good time.

    1. Ewe sure will looks like no more rain should be perfect.

  3. Looks like a big day - too bad about the mud.

    1. Was a great day, but heck it;s only mud will wash off.

  4. What a great day you had. Those tea balls sure do look good. Didn't know there was such a thing!

  5. While Getting ready for Road Trip 2017 I discovered my water heater is fine on electric, but gas flame looks good for a second and then shuts off. Looks like I'll be replacing the thermostat too, bet we have the same Atwood heater. What is the wood frame in front of Suzie? It's in the photo of her and dad in front of your RV.

    1. The thermostat is a cheap and easy fix hope it works for you.
      That wood fram is a folding foot rest I made for her, she loves it.

  6. You certainly packed a lot into one day! ;c)

  7. Looks like you had a regular family reunion...of sorts. And fun to.

    1. We sure did nice to run into these guys at these functions.


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