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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ending of Gypsy Journal Rally & on to Escapade


Sorry everyone…I am really far behind in my blog. I think the last I had written was about the Hoosier Honey Contest.

Well the rest of the week passed really fast with a few seminars and lots of Happy Hours with friends.

We went out to dinner a few times…Lunkers, Bob Evans, El Camino, just to name a few of them.

We also made a trip to Goshen to have Breakfast with several friends. Everyone was following different directions from their GPS and it took a while for us all to get there…lol, but we had a great time and yummy food!

We picked up the new Desk/Dinette from Focal Wood and had it installed…we Love it!!

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Before we knew it, it was time to start getting things ready to travel a whole 12 miles over to Goshen, IN for the Escapees 50th Escapade. When we came back from having our desk installed, we just stayed hooked up so we didn’t have much to do on Friday morning, September 10th.

There were four in the group that had full hookups and we took off about 7:30am…the other groups broke off in to 2 groups since there were about 11 of them…I borrowed this photo from Dortha…Thanks Dortha!!


everyone made it to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds safely. Mac & I got the RV backed in to our site, but didn’t get anything set up…Mac was having a really hard time breathing and was really laboring to get any air…after much discussion I talked him in to going to the hospital…we jumped in to Dortha’s Jeep but before we could even put it in gear, Mac decided that that form of transportation was not going to work. He was really hot and it made his breathing issues worse. So some friends of ours on the parking crew called 911 for us and gave them instructions on where we were.

The ambulance came to pick up Mac and we were off to the hospital with Dortha & Arlene following behind to give us some needed support. After several tests, X-Rays and a picture of Mac’s Heart the doctor determined that he was not in A-Fib as we thought but had fluid built up in his lungs and around his heart…Congestive Heart Failure were the words he used. Mac was given a large dose of Lasix and we waited for him to rid himself of some of those fluids. After about 5 hours at the hospital he was released to go back to the RV.

We want to say Thanks so much to all of our friends that helped get Mac ready to go to the hospital and the ones that set up our RV while we were at the hospital…the Medics crew here at the campground, Bud Carr, Mark, Kevin, Donnie, Bob, Molly, Paul, Connie, and of course Arlene & Dortha for being at the hospital with me..and if there was anyone I forgot to mention…Thank You All So Much!

Saturday he was back to his normal ornery self and ready to get on with the Rally. We walked around the Hospitality Room and went to the Vendor’s Pre-Rally Sale.

Sunday was opening Ceremonies and several of us set together for that. After that we attended the Class of 2007 Happy Hour. We were surprised by Howard & Linda Payne of RV-Dreams. They saw that a lot of the RV-Dreamers were attending the Rally and they were only about 6 hours away so decided to come and see us.


Also, they were asked to sit on a panel for Full-Time Discussion on Monday night. Mark & Dortha Hall were also on that panel.

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Monday all of us kind of went our separate ways..seminars, shopping, and just doing nothing. It was a pretty emotional day for me…it was the one year anniversary of my mother’s passing, so I was pretty weepy all day. Mac took Shadow to the Vet again. He is just not feeling very good. The Vet gave him a Steroid shot and he is doing better. Several of us met for dinner at Lux Cafe for dinner and then attended the Full-Time Discussion Group.

Today, we went back to Focal Wood to pick up the Coffee Table that Carlyle had made for us. It wasn’t ready last week when we went to have the Desk/Dinette installed.

Mac is attending a seminar on RV Electrical Systems so I am trying to get this blog written…I am sure that I have forgotten a lot of things we did, but I haven’t taken any photos since we have been here at Escapade…Mac has taken the few we have.

Stay tuned, the week has just started….there’s lots more fun to be had here in Goshen, IN at the Escapade.



JB said...

Tell Mac to look after himself, I am planning on eating some of those poppers that you make and he grills this winter.

FD5, Retired said...

Glad to see Mac back on his feet. Looks like a grand time is being had by all.

Stay Safe

Margie M. said...

Wow, scary situation! Glad to read that Mac is doing much better.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh my gosh, we read about what happened with Mac on a few of the other blogs too. My goodness, glad he is doing better and able to attend the rest of the rally. Here is to Good Health for both of you---

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Debbie Goode said...

Scary stuff, glad Mac is feeling better. Hope the rest of your stay is nothing but FUN!!