Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Rally




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 well  organized with a lot of fun.  It turned out afterwards  that 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 each other.





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 with me.



We thoroughly enjoyed the rally and would certainly like to attend another in the future!



The end!
 

19 comments:

Sue Bidniak said...

what a great place for a rally!..glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Donna K said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I would have enjoyed hearing Kenny Rogers in person...love his music.

Margie and Roger said...

Sorry we didn't get to meet up. It was a great rally. I'm looking forward to future Good Sam rallies.

Sherry said...

How did I not know kenny and tens were going to be there? Sounds like fun.

Bob said...

I've seen this now from a couple different perspectives. Seems like it was pretty neat. Nice to see you enjoyed it.

Gail Houle said...

That was a huge rally! Love the classic rigs; just beautiful.

Phyllis said...

Wow! What a huge rally. Been to lots of rally's but never one that big.

We, too,like Country Music. In fact that's how Len and I met almost 25 years ago. - Country dancing. (He's quite the dancer still)

When I think of Kenny Rogers I think of his plastic surgery. I can hardly stand to look at him or Dolly Parton. Their faces look completely bizarre.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We went four days without TV...I felt like we were disconnected with the world!
Those classic rigs look super. Just image traveling in them compared to all the luxuries we have now...WOW

Jerry and Suzy said...

So glad you enjoyed The Rally! Unfortunately, in our first year out, we attended three very large rallies within a very short period of time, and haven't had any desire to go to another big one. Reba and Kenny might have enticed us, however, if we were currently on the road. Thanks for sharing.

JerryC said...

Looks like a fun event. Have always wondered what it would be like to attend one. thanks for the post.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Looks like you guys had a blast..

Tom and Marci said...

The thought of a rally that big did not appeal to me at all, but you actually made it sound like a lot of fun! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I've been mixed on attending a rally. With your report, I think I'll try a GS rally in the future. I also have to get to Mayport, I keep missing going that way.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I've been mixed on attending a rally. With your report, I think I'll try a GS rally in the future. I also have to get to Mayport, I keep missing going that way.

E Squared and Mui said...

Not sure we'll ever attend a rally ... just seems like too many people to me. But hey, never say never.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Looks like you had a great time. Kevin has been in that museum once before. I think that was a great place to hold the rally. I'm not much of a country music fan but once many, many years ago I saw Kenny Rogers at a concert and really enjoyed his music.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Jim and Judy said...

Great venue for the rally. The GS event would be one I would like to to in the future. Glad ya'll had a "good time", sounds like the title to a country song!!

Bob and Jo said...

Just caught up on your blog after Bob's surgery and recovery.

Rustedgranny said...

Wow! The Rally looks like a lot of fun. Nothing better than gathering with "your own kind" either in large or small groups.