Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 18, Today I drove to Hershey to drop off signs for my son. While there I walked over to the Butterfly House and Rose Garden. Here are a few shots ...Enjoy.. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/HersheyButterfliesFlowers?authkey=Gv1sRgCMfMkq2YqsqMigE#

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, Penryn Fire Co. had a 100th Year Celebration by having Tours of their Village of Penryn. They had wagons drawn by horses and John Deeres for a 2 hour Tour, We covered about 6 blocks of homes stopping at special ones that had a history to that house. They gave out samples at each stop from the Tour Guides who explained the History. This was a great way to learn the history of Penryn with hands on guides. This was an Awesome day of leasure with an Education Included.  Happy 100th  Anniversary Penryn Fire Co. Enjoy the Pictures https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Penryn100thTours?authkey=Gv1sRgCLi4neKiktabSQ#
June 17, Today is Fathers Day!! I wanted to see the Tall Ships. They were at Baltimore Inner Harbor. We left this am and picked up Grand daughter Alexis for a Sunday drive to Maryland. We arrived downtown and parked in a parking garage. Only 2 blocks from the Harbor. There were many People here, no pushing but many elbows were touched. The crowd was manageable and friendly. We spent about 4 hours wandering and waiting for a glimpse of The Blue Angels. They circled the harbor many times and we had a good fly over. The real show was over Fort MacHenry about a Mile from here, but we did see them alot making smoke trails and formations. After walking all around the harbor we headed home. Arriving home at 7 pm. What a beautiful day!! Happy Fathers Day to all Fathers!! Here are some pictures of the ships and harbor .  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/BaltimoreTallShips?authkey=Gv1sRgCM606L3y-rDLNg#

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Before I sail off to Penna, on Sunday, I just want to say I made new friends this week with the Cleveland Unit Members and had a BLAST!
   I want to add these notes... Thursday , we had the Dinner Cruise, Friday, we had Pizza, Meatballs & Sausage, Saturday, we had Pasta and Chicken Marcelas. Plus we had a full Breakfast each day too. We also had Bingo Friday night & a Double feature movies on Saturday Night!!
   My hats off to Tom & Paula and the rest for a Great Rally. We sure enjoyed Cleveland!!
  We left Sunday at 9am and arrived home at 5pm after 400 miles of great highways and hardly any Traffic. Thanks to all of you for coming Along, I hope you enjoyed these past 2 weeks of Airstream Rallys !!
   God Bless & Safe Travels... AirstreamHobo and Mom
It is still Saturday, June 9, After a 15 minute break from this morning,we boarded the bus again for a trip to Artist Circle. There is a big parade today at noon.This parade is like NO OTHER!! It is all Art Work!!These people,adults and kids made all the costumes and stilts to walk on and made the floats too. It is hard to describe, everyone at camp said.. "You Gotta See It!" As pictured above each division is lead by a Rainbow of Balloons. The program books listed each color and the names of each one in that division.A local lady in front of me gave me the details of each entry..Thanks for the Program Too!

  What Really Impressed me was the first entries were people in Electric Wheelchairs with the artwork around them and mounted on their chairs. Also there was also a Flag Wheel Drill Team that went thru the motions. There were many small bongo and drums in each division too. Also many people were on  Stilts too in exotic dress. You have to see the pictures, I can't describe what I just saw for 2 hours of the most colorful and artsy parade ever! There were at least 8 divisions with 10 entries in each.

Then after the parade they had food vendors and also crafts for the Family.The US Marines performed with their Band too. This event attracts 70,000 people  each year..2nd Saturday in June each year.
Now see the pictures!! I did take over 800 shots but here are just afraction....
Saturday, June 9th, This am we boarded a bus "Precious Cargo" for a drive across town to Cleveland's Open public market. We arrived and enter this huge market full of numerous stands filled with you name it!! Meat,Fish,Chicken, Bake Goods and etc. We walked around just looking at the cases of food!! Then outside to the Fresh Fruits & Vegetables also. The Bus picked us up at 11am and back to the Airstreams. 
See Pictures.. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/ClevelandMarket_1#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom
  Here it is Friday, June 8th, We walked one block to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This is a large ultra-modern museum made of glass and looks like a  Giant Pyramid. We walk inside and buy our tickets($22.00/each) for a 5 hour tour. There is so much to see with all the rooms of different Rock & Roll Bands.  
        OOPS..The sign says no video,pictures, or cell phone shots allowed. There were security everywhere. So I had to look and not snap..snap.. You have to see the inside for yourself. But I can tell you ..it was well worth the day's visit. From Elvis,  Beattles, Michael Jackson, and heavy Metal Bands. Clothing, notes, guitars, videos and alot to see about your favorite Band! See the outside pictures, We did see Johhny Cash's Touring Bus on the outside lot. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/RockRollHallOfFame#
   Also on Thursday, June 7th, We saw airstreamers getting off a small airplane. We ask them whats up? They told us the plane service will take 3 people up for a 1/2 hour plane ride over Cleveland for only $99.00. Wow.. Don McKelvay suggested that the 3 of us go up. We signed up for a 1PM flight. So at 1pm we left the runway for 3 circles of the Cleveland sky. We saw alot that we saw this morning from the trolley, it's just from the air now. The stadiums were small from the air. Also the Lake seemed to stretch over the horizon. Mom and I sat in the back seat? We couldn't even find the seat belts without digging under our Butts!!! We laughed so hard but we found them, it sure was a tight squeeze for us!! Enjoy the pictures

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 7, 2012 ...  Thursday...We have a buffet breakfast of eggs,bacon, hash browns,biscuit, coffee. Well I am Full now. We hear about all the tours for the week from Paula our Host for the Rally. She is also assisted by her husband Tom. The first tour we sign up for is the "Lolly Trolley"  tour. We load up for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the city of Cleveland. The trolley driver/tour guide sure knew her information. The Trolley was Full. We drove all over the city... see the photos.. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/ClevelandTrolleyTour#

Then we had Dinner Buffet on a Local Cruise ship. We left at 6pm and boarded and left the dock at 6:30 for a cruise through the river following downtown Cleveland. We went under numerous draw bridges and saw plenty of waterfront sights. Then we turned around and headed back the river to the Lake Erie for a sunset watch on the lake. All the while we enjoy a great buffet onboard. We then headed for the Sun... What a view of the Sun and also the waterfront of Cleveland. See Photos....
https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/ClevelandDinnerCruise?authkey=Gv1sRgCNu5m8_UvsrVrwE#   God Bless..... AirstreamHobo & Mom
June 6th, 2012, We are parked on the airport parking lot. No hookups, but we have the water tanks full and the generator on standby. You can see the city skyline above our airstreams. We are only 4 blocks from downtown but we are next to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I have arrived only an hour when I was asked to help with parking because the parkers needed a lunch break. I guess they heard I have parked rigs at other Rallys.
   We spent the day doing meet and greet the other Airstreamers as they arrived. Nice to see many from Alumapalooza come here too. We had a Happy Hour (as usual), then retired for the night..Big Week Planned ahead!!   God Bless AirstreamHobo & Mom
 Here we are in front of the Airstream Plant for one last photo...... on Sunday...
 I had to stop and inspect the Vintage Airstreams in front of the office.... cool rigs...
 Here is the Bicycle Museum in New Bremen, Ohio
This is just one room of many.. 300 bikes on display and 400 plus in a warehouse for future exchange.

We left after seeing the parade on sunday and went back to our courtesy parking for 2 more days. We did laundry on monday a. In the afternoon we went to the Bicycle Museum in New Bremen to see a large collection of bikes.  see photo album   https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/BikeMuseumAirMuseumTravels#

We then left Tuesday and went 75 miles to Helena, home of P&S Trailer repairs and polishing shop. We stayed there 2 times before and stopped in for another night. We had water and electric hook up. We stayed till the next am.. Wednesday.. then left at 9 am for Cleveland Rally 100 miles away. We arrived at noon....

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Here it is.. Sunday morning and I am sitting here watching all my Friends hit the road .... all 173 rigs fom all over the USA & Canada. What a week... many new friends and Memories are made at each Rally. This one Tops them All!! The excitement never stopped from Tuesday till today.

     To Believe this was put on by 12 Volunteers Staff. They did everything!! Greeting.. Parking.. Electric.. Water... Trash.. Door Prizes (Wow they were the Greatest) .. Entertainment setup.. Set up all the Contests.. Just one Happy Crew.. WELL DONE & Thank-You!!! From all of Us Airstreamers.

    Saturday was the Best.. Sword Swallowing.. Fire Eating.. Antsy McClain till 11:30 PM. They all keep the crowd tapping their feet and also Clapping their Hands.

As I sit here watching ... I am Grateful for all of you and hope you all have a Safe Trip Home or Down the Road!!  God Bless ..  AirstreamHobo & Mom 

   Click for final Album "People at Alumapalooza"  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/PeopleAtAlumapalooza#

any Comments ..please email me  obclown@ptd.net

Friday, June 1, 2012

 Class of 2012 .. Chocolate Cobbler Dutch Oven Cooking Class....
 Here I am (red) watching my cobbler
Let's Eat!!! Everyone of the ovens were empty within 20 minutes!!! Lots' of sampling!

     The rain has slowed down, the open house will be delayed till???  But the Back up contest is still on.  No Convertibles allowed. Some have tried to leave..2 wheel drive is not a good idea. Call a John Deere for field service tow!!!  Later.. AirstreamHobo
Here we are at the Airstream Factory for Alumapalooza in Jackson Center,Ohio. We had another full day of Seminars...Friends..Tours..Friends...Q&A  classes..Friends... Demo Classes..Local Church Supper..  Check some more pictures from Thursday ...  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Alumapalooza20122#

  See ya.. AirstreamHobo & Mom