We want to share with the Tin Can Tourists the unexpected fun we had with our 1973 Travco motor home in December. My husband decided to “exercise” the motor home since the weather was still good (no snow yet). He was driving downtown South Bend, Ind., when he heard a tap on the window at a red light. The lady who is the coordinator for events at the State Theater stopped him to ask if he would park his motor home under the marquee at the theater all day on Saturday Dec 6th. They were having a showing of the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Our RV does not look like Cousin Eddie’s home but it is the same year. She offered us $25 and free tickets to the show if we would park under marquee from 11am – 9pm. There were events downtown including Santa’s arrival. That night at the show some people dressed up like characters from the movie or worn ugly Christmas sweaters. She put a picture of our motor home on the State Theater face book page. Our relatives in Florida and California saw it. We got several comments. Most common, paraphrasing Cousin Eddie, “Shitter’s full.” We had a really good time.
Diana and Larry Snyder