Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Montana Trips, 2005, Indiana Fall Rally and Fall Camping in Michigan

Just before Labor Day weekend, we headed back to the Elkhart County area of Indiana. We had a few repairs that needed to be done to the rig and we hoped to hang around long enough to enjoy the Great Lakes Chapter of the Montana Owners Club Fall Rally. We ended up getting the repairs done, thank you Keystone for a great job, and found a campsite for over the Labor Day weekend at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. We had wifi at the campground, 50 Amp service, full hookups, a great neighbor (another MOC member, Glenn and Lorraine came in and parked right next to us), fabulous weather, great rates (as in not expensive) and a few trains to listen to! It was a nice week! After that it was on to the Rally. There were about 35 Montana, Mountaineer and Big Sky rigs attending.

Here are a few of the 35 rigs that attended the Rally. We are parked behind this row. Always a lot of fun to see so many of the same kind of rigs in a campground at the same time. Nice people too!

At the Rally we also had several pot luck meals, YUM, good eats. We had a tour of the Montana plant. We had "Show and Tell", where we look at all the improvements we have made to our units. We even had a dog show!

Above, Left: Tilly and Gallgaher, ready for the dog show, in their patriotic hats. Above, Right: Al with Abby and Captain Hook, ready for the show! Abby and Cappy won, "Most Friendly".

After the Rally, it is back to Tipton for a few weeks. We will have one more trip in 2005 with Montana, for fall camping. We go to Birch Run, Holly and Grass Lake, Michigan areas. We get a chance to see Carol's nephew in his last high school marching band competition, We have the twins visit us for their first official camping trip. We also visited with family and friends during those two weeks. The weather was dry, cloudy a lot of days, chilly, but we did manage to have a few lovely days and took this photo of Montana at the Portage Campground, Waterloo Recreation Area near Grass Lake.

So, ends the Montana Tours of 2005. It has been an eventful year and one that we will long remember. We love our home on wheels.

*Note: Photos from the Rally are courtesy of the MOC photographers. We thank you for sharing.