Once again, the Ontario Bolerama proved to be among the finest gatherings of kindred spirits anywhere.
As usual, there is the familiar band who are responsible for such a success.
Donna is the first that comes to mind as she no doubt does most of the scut work and also gets her ever-lovin' to the meet on time. Fred is, of course, the king of the rally
and it's motivating face. And Rick remains an inspirational force in spite of the fact that he can no longer tow a fiberglass RV into the site.
So all of these are to be thanked and commended for all the effort they offered and the commitment they made to everyone else's good time.
Seen from the perspective of one from far afield, I have to also say that the people who attend this meet are clearly the friendliest and most outgoing of any we've met in all our travels. It's a long way from Tennessee to Ontario (not as far as Miami but you get the idea) yet every miserable mile bouncing across Pennsylvania is forgotten the moment we arrive there and connect again with our many friends. The opportunity to see and visit with all the folks we met years ago is easily the highlight of our year and that pleasure is only underscored by the certainty of meeting even more new and fascinating people who share our commitment to the creed of fiberglass and the credo of travel.
We would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge and thank our friends Inge & Al (Road Toad) for their hospitality during our stay in Canada. It would be unthinkable to travel so far and not indulge in the civility of their home and the gracious warmth of their geniality. I'd also like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to all who were present at the pot-luck on Saturday for my abject failure in producing the planned Dutch-Oven feast. While I'll continue to blame the ground temperature, herself
has insisted (perhaps with some minor justification) that I simply didn't put as many coals on the pots as was necessary under the circumstances. We live and learn. Next time... turkey.
So finally, to all our Canadian (and a few Yankee) friends... thanks again for making our 4th of July memorable and whomever was responsible for the remarkable weather... (not Fred) thanks to You as well.
Doug & Kathy Roach
[Attached: Fred and his proud products.... well done, guy!]