Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

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.


Rick and Paulette said...

Great looking rally and it seems that everyone is having a really good time.

That carousel sure brings back some good memories of childhood.

Sue and Doug said...

hope you havea great time at the rally!..nothing like a whole bunch of Winnie owners altogether!!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Beautiful carousel!
Looks like everyone had a great time. Some of our best times have been at rally's.

Happytrails said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! I've heard about the fun at Winnie rallies!
That carousel is awesome!!

Diane and Chuck said...

Yes, we do know how to have fun!!! It was a great weekend.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Was that some waterboarding going on with that big pitcher?

There must be an easier way to get club members to pay their dues...

Kevin and Ruth said...

You can't have an event like that without "happy hour" that is one of the best parts, along with the food of course.

Glad you had a great time.

Kevin and Ruth

pidge said...

Love your pictures of the Rally, and the merry-go-round. Looks like everyone had a blast, and that is what it is all about. Stay safe.