The last week has quickly come and gone.Our youngest daughter, Katie flew down from
Ohio to celebrate her birthday with us.This
called for the cake baking team to assemble and make their first ever gluten free
cake.The youngest member of the team
was fully engaged in the process from beginning to end.It was a great way to start the birthday
Next on our list was to head west for a club
rally.We left a day early to spend a
night at the Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. AL.We were there almost exactly one year ago,
but did not get to enjoy the park or the area much, since we had both come down
with serious colds that saw us spending most of our time resting around the
motorhome.This time we enjoyed the
great park and looking over the area.
Then it was on to Foley, Al and the Bella Terra RV Resort for our Winnebago Club gathering.The resort is fairly new and is one of those that sells lots to those
who own class A motorhomes over 32 feet
and less than 15 years old.It was very
nicely done with spacious sites and great landscaping and amenities.We did not have to worry about any hard sell
as we only managed to meet one of the three entry criteria to own a lot, or to
rent one for that matter.We felt a bit
like interlopers sneaking in as a poor relation.Despite our lack of proper pedigree we
managed to have a great time.
If you can meet the requirements, it is a great location
as a base to explore the area.
After leaving Mayport Naval Station, we made a stop
at Anastasia State Park in St Augustine to have lunch with old friends and then
on to the rally.After leaving the Naval
base, we entered an extended period of no internet. Each time this happens, I am amazed how much we rely on and miss this connection
to the rest of the world.
This was our first Good Sam Rally and we found it to
be very wellorganized with a lot of
fun.It turned out afterwardsthat there were a number of people there that
we knew.With over 3000 rigs and the
large grounds of the Daytona Speedway, it would be difficult to just run across
There was certainly plenty to do , from looking at the
latest RV's to all the vendors and entertainment.We did manage to get lots of walking in.
We really enjoyed looking at some of the classic
rigs on display and talking with their owners.They are a very special group of RVers.
We were invited to the VIP reception, I think because
we bought a new RV from Camping World.It was a great time and we got to spend some time in the Speedway Museum
One of the things that brought us to the rally is
our enjoyment of Country Western music.Kenny
Rogers and Reba McIntyre were the main entertainment at the rally and they both
put on terrific shows.I developed my country
music flare as a kid.My mother would
play all the big names of the day while she cooked an cleaned and it just stuck
We thoroughly enjoyed the rally and would certainly
like to attend another in the future!