Thanks to everyone that attended the rally, we had 41 trailers... We had beautiful weather and we really enjoyed seeing all our friends again and, of course, all the newbies that attended. We hope everyone enjoyed the rally and will return again next year, which will be the 9th rally for us at Lake Casitas.
We want to thank everyone that helped so much to put on the activities.
The rally wouldn't have been the same if Alexandra and Mataniu hadn't volunteered their space for campfires each night. The Friday night hot dog roast over the campfire was attended by almost everyone.. so they had about 75 at their site. Thanks Alexandria and Mataniu.
Fred weighed trailers... to do that he brought his equipment, and spent much of his time helping others to know the weight
of their trailers, and feel safer on the roads.
Thanks to the those that helped with the ice cream social. Dishing the ice cream, and cleaning up... too many to mention and not forget someone.. so Thanks everyone for helping to make it a success...
Thanks Gil and others who helped Jim to move the tables to the grassy area, and back again to the campsites. The tables were heavy and had to be moved quite a distance... something we really needed for the many activities during the weekend.
Lori, again, didn't let us down .. Dutch Oven cooking was attended by at least 8 that brought their dutch ovens and participated .. and Lori had many that just watched and learned.. Next year, we will have the Dutch Oven lesson at 11:00 and it will be for lunch. Don't forget your dutch ovens ... Thanks Lori and Mike .....
Thanks to everyone who took time to find costumes for their pets.. and themselves, for the Pet Parade. It was fun walking around .. the pets were so cute, and the adults costumes were great. We even had a Pirate pulling her aquarium filled with water and "fish" ... that was heavy. Thanks everyone.
And Bonnie and Rosemary did it again. Wow! the biggest turnout yet for the wine tasting. I believe there were 12 Red and 12 white (approx) ... we will be changing this a little next year, so as not to have so many to taste. Bring a red - taste a red / bring a white - taste a white. OR maybe, bring a red or white and choose which you want to taste. We're thinking. ...Thanks Bonnie and Rosemary.
And thanks to Jim Johnston, he was my right hand man again this year. Name tags, map with lists of attendees, and the roster.. Jim keeps right up with the additions and cancellations, and brings the cute name tags to the rally. No one realizes how time consuming this is and a huge savings for me. Thanks Jim
We even had a center piece, a scarecrow pumpkin... Thank you Rosemary.
(I've been asked who made the delicious crab, cream cheese, cocktail sauce and horseradish appetizer. We would love to have the recipe, if you care to share?)
Carol, Jim and "Jerry"