Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fleetwood Farm

Country Cruize In


Back on June 6th & 7th there was a charity event called " Country Cruize In " put on by Steve Plunkette on his beautiful property just on the out skirts of London On. This year there was the cast from the Dukes of Hazard, Miss Hurst Linda Vaughn, Courtney Hansen from Overhaulin, George Barris and Gene Winfield and of course the classic cars, thousands of them. Money raised goes to local charities.
Main House and entrance
Pat and I have always wanted to take this in but never seem to get there. This year we were asked by CanAm RV if we would help out at their display on the Sunday so we jumped at the opportunity. CanAm had a couple of Airstream units there that we stood by as people walked thru. Right next to us was a display of classic Airstream trailers representing every decade from the 60's to the year 2000. The owners putting their beautiful trailers on display for spectators to see. We did get to walk around and see many of the classic cars. We had a great day and hope to do both days next year.
CanAm's new Airstream

1970 Airstream
Dressed for the 70's

1980 Airstream

The Monkey's car

The property called " Fleetwood Farm " is for good reason. Steve Plunkette owns an number of Cadillacs, 30 something, I think. There is one building that he had built as a replica of the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom. Back in the day when Cadillac introduced a new car, this is where it was done. Steve has 16 Cadillacs  in this room worth one million dollars or more each. All but one restored to pristine condition. They are really something to see.  The rest of his collection are in another garage where he personally looks after them and rotates driving them.


If you ever get the chance, take in this event. This year it was a $10.00/person admission fee, well worth it.
Thanks for stopping by. until the next time, take care.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May 24 Weekend

May 24 Weekend
Here we are at Rock Glen, our home park. It is the first time out with our new trailer. Arrived here on Friday  by 2 pm. and got set up. Being it is the maiden voyage, we want to try everything out over the weekend and get any kinks/bugs found so they can be fixed before the summer. Our good friends George and Suzie were here, so we had "Happy Hour " together and got caught up with each others lives since last fall. 
All set up
Saturday we were up early and on our way to Goderich by 6 a.m. It was very foggy in spots along the way.

Foggy Drive, Eerie looking
 We arrived at my dad's just after 7 a.m. to set up for the lawn/garage sale. They are down sizing and moving to Stratford at the end of the month. The crowds started right at 7:30 looking for bargains.

Family taking care of business

Side by side garage sales
 By noon it was all done, with most of the stuff gone and a little over eight hundred dollars made. Everything cleaned up, ate some lunch and back to the trailer by 3:30 p.m. Took in a snooze had a lite supper and went and spent time with friends at their camp fire. In bed by 10:30p.m. for a good nights sleep.
Clemson waiting for a lap
Up early Sunday morning with a coffee in hand, checked out the e-mails and browsed the web. We went for the free pancake breakfast up at the hall and then wandered back to our site. Today was a lazy relaxing day. Read, walked, snoozed and basically did nothing. The skies cleared and the sun came out just after 3 p.m.  BBQ'd a nice rib steak for supper with baked potato, fried mushrooms and onion and a glass of red wine.

Dinner ready

pouring the wine

Our first meal in the RV

 We went for a walk and then settled in for a relaxing evening. One of the things we wanted to try out, is the dish washer, yes this trailer has a dish washer. After a couple of false starts, it is doing the job and is it ever quiet.

Monday was a hot day and we were on our way home by one in the afternoon.

That was our first time out and all went well. This post has been a long time coming but finally got it out.
Thanks for stopping by. Until the next time, take care.