We stayed for the gospel show on Sunday morning at Sally Mountain. After saying our goodbyes we left Sally Mountain around 12:00PM. We drove until we hit terrible traffic below Chicago, Illinois on 80. Stopped to spend Sunday night in Michigan City, Indiana. Visited a friend in Ohio on Monday & Harry drove all day Tuesday to finally arrive home in PA at 7:00 PM Tuesday night. He's exhausted & of course would not let me help with any of the 1100 miles of driving on the way home. We both had a great time enjoying all the music & meeting so many new Ragers, Courtney, AmY, Hughes, Sammie, Charlie K, Charles Flannery, Kim from MO, Sherry Frazier and everyone else I didn't mention. We hope we will see you all again at a future time. Harry will post some pictures in the next few days. For me, it's back to work on Wednesday.
Stayed Sunday night at the Mountain (we were the only ones left in the park .... too quiet for me, kind of spooky) and took off Monday morning at 7:30am. Traveled as far as Gary, Indiana and stayed in the trailer at the Flying J (hoped to get farther, but 99 had to stop and shop). Ann couldn't sleep because it was so hot and the trailer next to ours had its generator going all night long. I think the carbon monoxide actually made me sleep better. On a side note ............. during her shopping frenzy her Visa card was denied at WalMart because the Visa people thought that due to the erratic spending, the card might be stolen. After a phone call to confirm that it hadn't been stolen everything got straighten out. To bad ........ it's better if the card doesn't work. Back on track ....... we left the Flying J early Tuesday morning, 4:30am, and started heading east. Last year as we were on I-80 heading through Illinois (around mile marker 83), our 19 year old van blew up. This year as we were driving in the same area, I commented about the previous year and how lucky we were to have a new truck this year while traveling through, what I call, The Bermuda Triangle. At that moment, the engine in the truck began to emit a very high pitched squeal, that got louder and louder. Doing what any good driver would do, I put the Pedal to The Medal, and figured it would either get better or be like last year and blow up. After a few miles the sound disappeared and we continued on our way. I don't think we are supposed to travel that stretch of highway. Ann discovered that we still had a few dollars left, US Currency, and needed to stop at Cracker Barrel in Port Huron before we crossed the border. After our stop we continued on our way and arrived home at 7:30pm. Thanks to all our friends who made this such a great trip, all those in the Hood (Ghetto), Rhonda for the mandolin, Herb for the humor, Carolyn for the gooseberry pie, Johnny for his banjo playing, Brian for being MC (and the everything person), Julia and all those that looked after the MWB, the entire Vincent Family for putting on such a great festival, and to all those that I haven't mentioned. This is starting to sound like an acceptance speech at an awards show.
Can't wait until next year.Oh, Gary, do you know that song "Salty Dog"?
I think Salty Dog will be the official song of the Rager Ghetto in the future. If you weren't there, you wouldn't get it, you had to be there. It was hilarious!
We got home at about 7 pm est last nite. We stopped twice on the way and mostly avoided the interstate. Stopped also to see a friend in Ohio for a couple of hours. We had a great time and it was nice to finally meet those we hadn't met already.
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