Friday, June 24, 2011
A fun rally
Our Winnebago rallies are fun-no question about it. When like minded folks gather to talk about RVing and meet old and new friends, the fun just follows. This summer state rally in Mansfield, OH was hosted by the Ohio chapter that we still belong too. There were around 65 coaches at this event.
There was a dinner out the first evening to get things going at a local inn that is part of a state historic site. The food was good and at least one person let his eyes order more food than his stomach good take. He took a bit of ribbing about the amount of food he ordered, but I suspect that he had the last laugh while enjoying the leftovers later.
The rest of the event included a dinner prepared by our club along with catered breakfasts and a catered dinner. There were also games, crafts, an auction, and general bull sessions. A few years ago, happy hour was added to the list and has become a very popular event. A good time was had by all, but a few also managed to entertain the rest us.
The last morning, as many started to head out, we and a couple of friends visited historic Mansfield, OH to take a spin on the carrousel. The carrousel had provided everyone in the rally with free tickets. This carrousel was opened in 1991 and is the first hand carved carrousel to be built in the United States since the 1930’s. This made us feel like kids again, including free popcorn for fathers, since we visited on Father’s Day.