Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thank You and Update from the O'Dells
I received this from Bea and David O’Dell and they requested that I put it on the blog.  Please keep David and Bea in your thoughts and prayers during this time of treatment.  Thanks Steve Ruster

David and I can’t begin to tell you how much we have appreciated the cards, prayers, and the Thinking of You book from the Sept. Rally.  It brought tears to our eyes.  David is doing OK, so far no big side effects from the radiation other than being tired.  Trying to get him to take a nap is like putting a two year old down for a nap.  I have him on Vit E for hotflashes and that seems to be working, plus Vit B, the doctor is really pleased so far.  He goes to radiation M-F and will be done Nov. 18th.  Again, we thank you so much for thinking of us, we miss you all.  As I tell him we have next year.  Peace, B and David

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fantastic Fall Rally

Wow!  The last Hoosier Cruisers rally was another success.  The Hoosier Cruisers appreciate the efforts of Harry and Connie Decausemaker who stepped up to the challenge of organizing a rally for October.  Members arrived and setup camp at the Parke County Fairgrounds. It was a pleasure to have roomy sites that were level. After greeting each other, participants ate a delicious dinner of chicken and noodles which was great.

On Friday, members had a free day that allowed them to visit and shop all the vendors in Rockville and the surrounding small towns.  As you can imagine several members found surprising treasures
which were purchased.
Late afternoon many of the campers decided to have dinner at the Turkey Run Lodge.  The lodge had a buffet of fresh produce for salad, and a good selection of sides and main entrees.  No one left hungry.  After everyone arrived back at the fairgrounds, a campfire was started.  Dick Schumaker used his propane torch; so in no time the campfire was blazing.  It was a great time to share stories of events and trips that had occurred over the summer.  As eyelids got heavy, people slowly returned to their coaches to prepare for another day of fun.

Saturday began with a pitch-in breakfast at the campground.  After eating the members continued to explore the area. 
Bridgeton was one of the interesting towns that had some unique crafts, displays, and arts.  There seemed to be something for everyone and everyone’s interest or hobby.

Of coarse another attraction for the rally were the covered bridges.  In the welcome packets there was a driving tour to visit bridges in the area.  After all were were visiting during the Covered Bridge Festival.

After shopping the Decausemakers had planned a “happy hour” which was also a “show and tell” where shoppers shared their adventures for the day.

In the evening, the Rally Masters, provided ham for the pitch-in dinner.  As usual the meal was fantastic because there are many excellent cooks who are members of the club.

As the rally wound down, Bettie Wessel provided devotions on Sunday morning that reminded those who attended the rally that many blessings occur to them each and everyday.