The BIGGEST rally I’ve ever attended!
Over 850 trailers registered to stay at the Pima County Fairgrounds, a couple hundred registered from surrounding campgrounds and another couple of hundred registered as walk-ins. Mostly dry camping, we stayed in the Solar, generator-free area. The volunteers packed us in pretty tight (I’m surprised that they found room for everyone). The solar area started just after the full-hookup area and we had streets and back alleys.
We were, by far, among the smallest rigs in attendance. I think I counted 4 Casitas and a handful of smaller Class B’s,
There were lots of vendors, seminars, and information booths for Escapee campgrounds, area chapters, etc. Technomadia, Geeks-on-Tour, and others gave some great technology based tutorials.
I volunteered one morning as a golf-cart driver, roaming around the various camping areas and the fairground buildings giving rides to anyone who needed a lift. I had a blast! Met lots of folks and really learned my way around the fairgrounds. I managed not to hit anything (well, I might have nudged a sign at the bloodmobile), or bounce anyone out of my cart. In return, I got a piece of ‘flair’ (remember the movie Office Spaces?) – a volunteer pin for my name badge lanyard. I was woefully under-dressed compared to some people though – folks apparently accumulate pins and various badges over time. If the gal in the next picture gets any more, I’m afraid she might tip over! She was a lot more cheerful than this picture suggests!
And, of course, the sunsets were marvelous!