Sploshkosh B’Gosh

Can you say rain?  They had tons of it in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this month.  Broke records.  And just in time for the big EAA AirVenture Fly In.  And our arrival.  Can you say mud?  It made the headlines…..

And so did we!  This is the AirVenture magazine that they publish each day of AirVenture.  And see that inset picture at the bottom of the front page?  That’s our motorhome in the background.  The third one from the left, right behind where those guys are standing.  And our blue CRV just to the right of our motorhome.  Cool, eh?  Front page news, that’s us!  And here’s an up close of that inset pic…..

And another even closer.  From the inside of the magazine.  We’re world famous.  Or at least the water in the picture is.

See the motorhome that says “Mountain Aire” on the back?  That’s ours.  And I think if you look really close, you can see me looking out the window of the slideout.  But you might have to get out your magnifying glass.  And use your imagination a bit.  But I know I’m in there.  Because the car is there.  And we took the car when we left on that day.  So we’re there.  And so is Boo.  We’re famous.  Cool, isn’t it?

But that’s not all…..

Here’s Monday’s magazine.  See the little picture in the top left?  Right next to our new 2010 AirVenture coffee mug.  And my applique stitching I’ve been working on.  Here.  I’ll show you it up close…..

You guessed it!  We’re in there!  At least our motorhome is.  We are in the 4th row from the left – 3rd motorhome from the top.  See?  World famous two days in a row.  And here’s the pic and article inside the magazine on page 3…

And we are really OK with where we are camping.  Because this is what it looks like in the regular campground….

Lovely mud.  And here’s a playground in downtown Oshkosh…..

A bit messy to swing on those swings or slide down the slide, don’t ya think?

And here’s what happened to one lady who tried to pull her motorhome into a spot on the grass.  Even though they warned everyone not to attempt it.

But maybe you need to see her back right tire…..

Pictures don’t do it justice, but her tire is sunk.

Never fear.  John Deere to the rescue!  And he had her pulled out in no time flat.

Our friend, Jerry, shows how deep the ruts are that she left behind.  He could bury his whole wine glass in the deep ruts.  And that was not a small wine glass either.  Most of the RVs that were in the campground were there before the rains came.  Jerry says he’s staying until he’s sure the ground is hard enough to pull out safely.  We think he might be staying until September.

And John Deere moved on to pull someone else out of the miry muck.  Like this Suburban.  That John Deere has been very busy.

Because this is just a small sample of what the whole campground looks like.  Next Spring the workers will be busy with filling in ruts and smoothing out the ground.  They will have a big job to get ready for AirVenture 2011.

But we are camping on concrete!

We put out our awning and made it all very homey.  Doesn’t Dear Hubby look comfy in that lawn chair?

And this guy came by.

And we headed over to get some along with all our neighbors.

Where you can add as much or as many flavors as you want.  Kona Ice-man assured us that he would be back again the next day.  And the next.  And we heard that Pizza Hut had been through our parking lot with coupons and offers for free delivery to RV’s.  The parking lot is looking better and better all the time.  We’re hanging out with the neighbors who say that the view from the roof of their RV is way better than at the official campground because you look right down the runway.  And the planes take off and land right over us.  We’re making lemonade out of lemons.  Turning adversity into something good.

And the skies over Oshkosh Tower are blue.  Let the Air Show begin!

Sloshing through Oshkosh,

Update!  We have moved into the campground!  Severe thunderstorms are expected overnight.  Hope we don’t get stuck!  On second thought, that could extend the vacation.  Hmmmmm.

More Oshkosh stories later.  Stay tuned.

Our new digs….. we love the tree.  Nice shade.  Great neighbors.  Fun time.

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8 Responses to Sploshkosh B’Gosh

  1. Susan says:

    Your RV looks like so much fun! What a great time you and Mark must be having, I love it, rain and all! Just don’t get stuck and have to extend your vacay TOO long! 😉

  2. Kaye says:

    Wow, what an adventure! Looks like you made mudpies out of muck, along with the lemonade out of lemons… Hope you get out of that campground ok! or else we may have to come visit you up there 🙂

  3. Judy says:

    Please, please bring some (not all) of the rain back to Texas with U!!!!

  4. Sherrill says:

    HEY!! Did you bump into Frank? He’s up there and was EXHAUSTED after yesterday. He was doing business kinda stuff, chatting with the guys who control the planes coming in and other associated control-type things. He was AMAZED at how they bring those planes in using binoculars and ‘puters.

  5. Sue OK says:

    Barb, stay dry and don’t move your home on wheels until things dry out! Pictures are great and a little rain is not so bad. Fort Worth is getting ready to have days of 100 degrees again.

  6. Brittany Foster says:

    I can’t believe you’re mobile home got stuck! That’s stinks…

  7. carol parker says:

    You were fortunate to arrive before all the mud. that was a fun blog, just like all your others are.

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