Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 FROG International Rally at Goshen, Indiana

Location: Elkhart County Fairgrounds; Goshen, Indiana
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This is the 3rd post in two days. I should be caught up with the blog now.

About 3 weeks ago when I was just entering Ohio, I was planning and searching for things to explore. The factory that made Liberty is located in Goshen, Indiana and I planned to tour it on my way to Michigan. I figured it would be a 2 day stop over then I would head further north. That is when I discovered that the factory would not be available for tours during the first week of August because of the FROG Rally. I was aware that FROG was an acronym for Forest River Owners Group because I have been on the Forest River forum since before I bought Liberty. I figured I could forsake my individual tour and attend the Rally and their tour. The cost of the Rally is $295.00 and include 6 nights of camping, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Also, there are many learning seminars, factory tours and get togethers. It is a very good bargain. Instead of waiting around Ohio/Indiana for 3 weeks, I went to Port Huron and Muskegon. After the rally, I'll continue my journey north through Michigan. 

I'm not sure how many RV's are going to be here, because I keep hearing different numbers, but the best number seems to be about 500 RV's. That is a lot of RV's and people. I arrived around 2:30 pm on Friday during a heavy rain. My assigned campsite is on the end of a row and I can look out my window and watch the RV's as they enter. Every brand and size RV is represented. The beginning event is dinner tonight (Sunday, 8/3/2014) with entertainment afterwards. Most of the people here are couples, but I figure there will be a few solo's like myself. I'm not a very outgoing person and in the past I usually relied on my x-wife to be the outgoing one and I just tagged along. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. 

Horse and buggy waiting for
the light to change

Horse and buggy going down the shoulder

Horse and buggy at the hitching rail.
An older couple got out of this one.
Notice the automobile seats.

My campsite for the Rally.
This was taken Friday afternoon.
All the spaces have been filled.
Ya'll take care of each other. Cya down the road.  


  1. Once you get there you will have a great time. You always did. Have fun

  2. How's the rally going? You must be meeting new people and sharing the same interests. Have fun were thinking about you!