Saturday 14 March 2009

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Awake: 7:20am Temp 51 sleep 7+05 cloudy with drizzle overnight @ Perry, GA.

Diesel powered motorhomes leaving the campground woke me up as they passed our camp porch. I slept fairly well until around 4:30am, then had trouble finding a comfortable position.

Dee was up & in the office early this morning; she told me the next time we come this way, be sure & call early & she'll have a good (50) amp full hookup site for us. She also came up with a good idea for dumping our black water; "on your way out of the park, just park on the opposite lane & use one of the campsites that are vacated now to empty your tank," she tells me. That was a great idea as we are attending FMCA's 81st International Convention @ the Perry Fairgrounds & will be dry camping for 5-6 days; it is imperative that our pure water holding tank be full & our black water tank be empty before we arrive. We thank Dee for working with us to be so close to the fairgrounds.

We leave the Crossroads Campground @ 9:20 with Kathy following me in the Suzuki ... heading to the Perry Fairgrounds.

Today's travel: 5 miles 38 min 1.4 gal used 3.3 mpg 6.9 avg speed.

Acres & acres of parking space available @ the Fairgrounds; during the past few yrs, it was normal to have 5000 or more motorhomes attending these rallies; most likely due to the economic downturn, this time, only 2700 + are registered.

These guys have a well organized pattern for parking a few thousand units per day; yesterday we picked up our registration credentials for our motorhome & tow car, placed them in the appropriate spots & today that's the signal for the parking volunteers to direct our coach to where we will be parking. It worked well as I spent little time idling in line. And yes, we will be parking on grass.

Today is cool & windy with an almost constant drizzle so we stay inside & read our "Great Georgia Getaway Convention Program book" to select what seminars, entertainment and special events we might want to see & attend next week.

Dinner: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli & 4-bean salad.

We finish watching: "The Good Earth" with Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Jessie Ralph, Tilly Losch, etc. Mammoth Pearl Buck novel recreated in detail, telling story of greed ruining lives of simple Chinese farming couple. Rainer won Oscar as the ever-patient wife of Muni, as did Karl Freund for his cinematography. The special effects are outstanding. 1937. Unbelievable film for its time, with a worthy message; you don't want to miss seeing this eye opening story.

Lights out: 11:17pm

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