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!