Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Last Days of the Rally

Thursday  night we enjoyed our potluck dinner along with the other 250 folks.  Heartland provided the burgers, dogs and chicken.  The members provided the sides. Oh my, so many to choose from.  We sat at the lucky table and were the first called to eat. We got to pick from the best.. I am told by the end there were not many sides left at all. We had a few announcements and then retired for the night.

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Friday morning I spent the entire morning listening to seminars.  Late afternoon Mac and Netters came over to our place for a bite to eat. At 5:30 we all boarded busses for the Grand Ole Opry.  Since the flood in this area , the Opry Hall has been closed, so the show has been moved to the original Ryman Auditorium.  It was neat to see the show in this old place. Although we are not strong country music fans, we enjoyed the show.

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Saturday  started out with a discussion on full timing.  The moderators for this talk were  Mac and Netters and Marv and Karen. They had a great turnout and this could have gone on and on but after 2 hrs, they were cut off due to scheduling.  Lots of discussion and questions.

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The rest of the day we just relaxed. I actually got a tip at that discussion about insurance. I had to check it out and I’m am excited to say it paid off.  By switching company’s we are going to save over $1,000 a year.  This is a military thing and didn’t know changes had been made to make us eligible.  Saturday night was the catered dinner by Heartland.  We actually picked the right table again and were the first to go up. Unfortunately we were not to impressed with our dinner. After dinner the door prizes were held. Every rig received a gift! That was 120 prizes. Some better than others such as 32” tv’s.  However none of us for these.. We won a collapsible bucket, lol.. The highlight of the night was the entertainment. Steve Hall and the Shotgun Red Trio.  What a fabulous show. I haven’t laughed so much in a very long time!

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This morning I headed up to the hall for a small bite to eat and to say my goodbye’s.  Shortly after that, our neighbors and good friends had to move on out.

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It was sad but we will be meeting up again next month.   Kevin and I had chores to do. We had a ton of laundry to do, so headed out to get that done. We also fueled up and picked up grocery’s.

Tomorrow we will be saying our goodbye to…

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Our destination is Elkhart, Indiana. We have an early morning appointment for service on our Big Horn for Wednesday morning.


Happytrails said...

Glad you all had a good time. Safe travels to Elkhart!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time at the rally! Good luck on your repairs and may the go smoothly and correctly.

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

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Mark and Dortha said...

Looks like the rally was a success and that all had fun. Hope the repairs so good and are timely on the rig.

Enjoy the upcoming visit with family and we look forward to seeing you both real soon.