Kent and Carol - Mobile travel blog

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Sunday, August 13, the group drove to Frankenmuth, Michigan. It was about a three and a half hour drive. We arrived at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park by mid-afternoon. I might mention that when we have a group moving day, we don't all drive together. We can start out any time we want to, but it is suggested that we don't arrive before 1:00 pm, but do arrive before 4:00 pm. On this moving day we were even given two possible routes, one via freeways and another more scenic route, but an hour longer. A couple of the group do drive together, but we do not caravan all 21 rigs. Today they want us to be parked and ready by 5:15 for a bus will be picking us up to go to dinner at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. They serve a family style chicken dinner will all the trimmings and I mean all the trimmings. They serve up so many side dishes that no one can eat everything. Then on the lower floor of their building they have a small city of gift shops, food stores and snack shops, quite a place to visit. The town of Frankenmuth is known for it's German heritage. Most of the downtown buildings are designed as German style buildings.

Monday is an unscheduled day for the tour group. This is the day that I have made arrangements to have the windshield replaced on the RV. I checked around for the closest Winnebago dealer that was on our route during our caravan and found a dealer about 7 miles from Frankenmuth. I called them about a week ago and had them order the glass and have it Fed-Ex to them. They were too busy to install it, so I called an auto glass installer that was near them. I would almost prefer that a pro install the glass as apposed to an RV dealer. I called the insurance company so all arrangements were made. I was to meet the glass installer at the RV dealer at 11:00 am, today. They arrived just as Sadie and I got there and the two guys installed the glass in an hour and then I was instructed to wait one hour before driving to allow the adhesive to set up. I had lunch in the RV and then drove back to Frankenmuth. Carol had taken the Jeep and gone to get her blood tested and do some shopping in Frankenmuth's many gift shops. When I returned, Carol and I went to Bronner's Christmas store. It is a huge store where they have to label the entrance doors so you can remember which door you entered the store. They also give you a map to help you find your way around the store. They have everything you can think of, and more, for Christmas decorations and ornaments. They have every Hummel and every Precious Moments, plus all the retired ones. The outside of the store is also decorated. It is quite an experience. After shopping we had dinner at one of the fine restaurants of Frankenmuth. They had more food than we could eat so we brought some home for later. The tour group was having a meeting this evening at 7:00 pm. The tour leaders had cake for us, so more food. The meeting was about the drive into Canada tomorrow. We talked about what to expect at the boarder and the route we were to take getting there. Off to Niagara Falls, Ontario tomorrow.

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