Back In #88P
Rallies are a lot of fun and it is so nice to make new friends and also visit with old ones. We didn't participate in all the activities that were going on, but we really enjoyed ourselves. This Escapee Chapter knows how to have successful rallies. It must be the reason they are celebrating 30 years.
Since we had already visited the Gilmore Car Museum last week, we didn't go again. Everyone came back saying "wow". It's one of those places you have to experience.
I have to say I didn't get many photos, but Bernie Patton took excellent ones and if you want to see them check out the chapter blog at SKPchapter6.blogspot.com.
I'm not sure what Anna was saying, but she's is never lost for words. She also goes out of her way to make sure everyone feels welcome.
Here is their banner with 49 Care patches before the rally gets underway. Each patch represents $1,000 donation to Care which is a 501.
There were 39 rigs and 80 attendees.
Social hour, breakfasts, and events were held in this building. The enclosed building was perfect for the potluck as the rains came down.
Zipline, canoes, beach, shooting range, miniature golf, tennis, basketball, horseshoes, and you name, they do it here.
The dining hall is where the 30th Anniversary banquet was held. The band also played in here and some people danced or even sat on the patio.
I thought of Don and Sharon Del Rosario when I saw the canoes and kayaks. Too bad they are so far away or they could have talked Bill into "enjoying" the water.
This is part of the patio on the backside of the dining hall overlooking the lake. The steps lead down to the beach and docks.
The beach is to the left of the docks.
Here's the side entrance to the dining hall. Notice Bill is wearing a sweat shirt.
After seeing all this green, I think the desert will seem especially brown to us when we return.
I love the "empty" playground and all the unique equipment. Did I mention besides the reasonable fee of $17 per night, they also have a free laundry?
No one was in any hurry to leave this morning as most had called home and found out that the electric is not going to be on before Monday. I had no idea how widespread the storm was nor how severe until Sharon called to ask if we were okay. I guess you get so busy you don't have time to watch the news.
Bill has had some issues with his back the last few days so I hitched up and drove today. We zigged and zagged down two lane roads, there were branches from trees strung across the roads but nothing I couldn't dodge.
We plan to stay here this week and maybe next until it's time for the Montana Owners Club. We had planned to meet up with Jim and Sandie Dixon in Scotsboro but, I think we'll stay still for awhile and get Bill's back in shape.