Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday September 13 thru Friday September 16, 2011-Hershey Conewago campground

The show actually began on Tuesday but it was only to the trades today. The public will be here tomorrow. We went over with Jim to help get things set up in our table, which didn't take very long. We walked around and looked at some of the trailers and spent a short time with Ken and Kathy in the vendors area. Jim invited us to go eat lunch with him and we went to the Red Robin nearby. After lunch we came back home and hung out for the rest of the afternoon. We went to eat tonight at Duke's Bar and Grille with about 20 of our friends. Cheryl and her husband Jim had made us reservations here and the entire group, even Doug and Judy, who were staying at another park, came to eat with us.

Wednesday we were on the schedule to "work" the show from 9-1 with our friends John and Debbie. We had worked with John at the rally in Goshen and it was good to see them again. We talked to a few people today and mostly visited with our friends as well as other Heartland owners that dropped by. The day went well and we enjoyed ourselves again. We even hung around after our relief got here. It wasn't much like any work I ever did!

We sat outside John and Debbie's place at their fire but it began to rain and we were chased back home. It stormed all night long with heavy rain and thunder and lightning. It sure made good sleeping!

Thursday it continued to rain but we went in anyway. The rain was slacking by the time we got to the tables but we had a few people that came by. We talked for a long time to Bob and Kathy and another couple that we had met at the RV-Dreams rally. We had another nice day at "work" and Jim again rewarded all of us with a pizza lunch. We went home and hung out until time for another campfire at John and Debbie's place. At least the weather made it worthwhile to have the fires. It's getting to be the fall around here with leaves falling and temps in the upper 40's in the mornings and mid 70's during the day.

We were off again today but went up to the show to look at some of the other brand trailers and to buy some more LED light bulbs. Oh and I almost forgot that we picked up a new yard sign that we had made here. The signs are plastic so they should last a long time and the lady that is selling them hand paints everything, sometimes while you wait. We had chosen to have ours done and picked it up the next day and today was the day! I'll take a picture of it and show you how it worked out.

Tonight we went to a nearby town to a place called the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. They have the largest buffet lines that I've ever seen. Most of the food is fresh from the area and delicious. I think there were 23 of us tonight. I wish I'd had my camera with me to take some photos but trust me, this is the biggest and best buffet we've found.

Here are a few pictures from the week

Our trailer with one of our banners suspended from the awning.

Part of the group at Duke's Bar and Grille.

The booth at the show. I think people enjoy talking to other owners of a brand and not salesmen. Of course we can't talk prices with folks, but we can turn them over to a salesman for that.

It was a nice week with friends and we had fun.

So long.

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