Tuesday, August 28, 2007
23-26 August 2007
We spent four days camped in Meadowbrook Township park in Bascom, Ohio. This was for a joint campout of the Winnebago Club we are members of, The Maumee Valley Winnies, and the Mid Ohio Winnies. This type of event is always fun, as you are gathered with people who, by definition, you have something in common with. We all enjoy RVing and we all own rigs produced by Winnebago industries.
We arrived early on Thursday and set up in the designated area. One of the advantages of camping with a group is the mutual support that can be provided when needed. When we saw one of the coaches from our club arrive and head across the grass, as directed by the campground, to a parking spot, it soon became clear that there was a problem with the soft ground after all the rain of the last few days. Their motorhome rear wheels became stuck in the muddy ground and would not budge. Several of us arrived on scene to see if we could help. After several failed attempts and with the help of the campground tractor, the rig was finally released from the soggy ground. The co-pilot ended up driving the coach backwards thru the mud with the pilot giving guidance via hand held radios. The weekend adventure was underway.
The events included simple get togethers for chats about RVing issues, family, upcoming trips and general fun topics, campfire gatherings, large breakfast gatherings, and a bean bag baseball game where all who wanted to take part in the wine and cheese event participated. This was particularly fun since our team carried the day by a very large margin.
Small groups went to dinner together and several of us went to a nearby small town for BBQ that was reported to be very good. Our results were mixed, but a good time was had by all.
The weekend ended with quiet chat circle where stories and jokes were shared and a discussion of the next event, which will be in two weeks at Maumee State park, where a traditional fish fry is the big highlight.