16 Sept 2007 The Samboree came to a conclusion today and the 408 RV’s that attended slowly left for home or further adventures. All things considered we enjoyed the experience and met a number of interesting people and enjoyed the entertainment. One of the interesting things that we observed was how friendly everyone was and the conscious effort made to have fun. Another thing was the length of time many of these folks had been coming to these events.
It is also certainly true that the average age of this group of active campers is impressive. At one of the entertainment events, they asked that any couples married more than 40 years stand. The majority of those there (close to 800 people) stood up. After proceeding to 50 and then 60 years of marriage, there were still a good number. It turned out that there were at least a half dozen married 60 years and two couples married 62 years. There were also two ladies there that were 93 and 95 years old. The 95 year old mentioned that she had driven an RV to the event last year! Made me feel young-something that does not occur all that often anymore.
In the end, these events are a great place to meet people with stories to tell. We will be moving on to Harrison Lake State Park in Northwest Ohio today and then will attend a local chapter of the Good Sam Club campout next weekend.