Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrating Jim's Birthday with Friends

(Elkhart, IN) Hi 63 Lo 41 -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM

We had to be up and ready to take the RV to the repair bay by 7:00. It was really cold but the waiting room was nice and warm. We went to breakfast mid morning, then to a local discount store called Meijers. It's very similar to a Walmart. We found some long sleeve shirts for the colder weather we're in to be more comfortable. When we left there we went to Goshen to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds to see Kris and Dan and Howard and Linda. They're still there after the RV-Dreams Rally ended yesterday. We invited them to join us for Jim's birthday dinner at his favorite steak place, Texas Roadhouse.

Howard and Linda ( have made some improvements to their 2004 Cambridge fifth wheel, including new flooring and a full body paint job. They also had a hauler bed installed on their Ford dually. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Howard and Linda

We all met at the Texas Roadhouse and had a wonderful dinner.

L to R: Dan, Howard, Kris, Dee, Jim, Linda

It was so fun to relax and just talk about travels. Thank you so much Howard and Linda for dinner. We said our see you laters to everyone and came back home. We'll need to get up early again tomorrow.

An example of the renovation skills at Master Tech RV is this early '70's Winnebago that they completely renovated from the frame up. It's gorgeous on the inside and out.

An update on our repairs... The big full wall slide will need more work that we thought. It's so heavy that it doesn't have enough support, so the techs are going to beef up the underframe and add some additional rollers to make it operate smoother. We'll know more about their planned work tomorrow, but we know it isn't going to be cheap.

We've had a busy day. See you tomorrow.


Mike and Terri said...

Happy Birthday Jim!!!

Hope you had a great day!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I would also like to wish Jim a Happy Birthday. I got four slides on my RV and every time I extend all of them I worry that one or more of them will not retract. I understand that with a wrench, you can slowly retract them by turning the screw manually. I knew a person who put theirs out and it didn't stop but fell out on the ground. Bummer!!

Life Is Good said...

Looks like Jim had a great birthday !!!

Hope all gets taken care of on the 5er so it will provide many more years of service.

Bob and Jo said...

Happy Birthday Jim, we like Texas Roadhouse too.