A beautiful start to the day
I saw the sunrise this morning - had to get up early to get my stuff over to the swap meet - a great opportunity to find new homes for the camping stuff that hasn't worked out for me and perhaps pick up a few things that will be useful for me. My used books and DVD's went on the 'free' table.
8 am is an early start for me; but even then, lots of folks showed up
Many people came with their coffee cups in hand, but sales were brisk - starting even before the 'official' open.
The cloudy skies meant a bit of rain later on for the ladder ball tournament and soup potluck - but not enough to scare off very many people. As the rain lifted, an early campfire was started, and folks started to gather for a 'dessert potluck in the desert'. This event was apparently a big hit last year -I really enjoyed it this year (although, I could have been a bit more restrained).
An entire potluck consisting of desserts? Hey, we're grown-ups and can do whatever we want.
The 'unofficial' count for the rally was a bit less than last year but still a respectable 144 trailers (80 Casitas, 17 Scamps, 27 Escapes, a few BigFoots, Little Snoozy, Luc's 1974 Ventura, and a few SOB's). The official count by brand/size will be posted on the Casita Forum. I think the first year that I came (3 years ago), there were only about a half dozen Escapes!
Now, here's a novel way to exercise your dogs!
This Canadian animal-behaviorist has found a great way to keep her active dogs exercised! She full-times in an Escape 17.
|"Gee; Haw" - a paw-powered assist to this recumbent bike. The Pomeranian sometimes ran alongside, sometimes hopped up for a ride. Too cute!!|