If it’s March it must be time for our annual Mesa Rally! Rigs have been rolling in for several hours and I’ve lost count of how many hugs I’ve gotten and given. It’s wonderful to see so many familiar faces — and to see several new ones coming to their first Chapter 44 event.
Our co-hosts — Brenda & Bill, Pam & Gary and Sue & Bruce — have put together a wonderful week. They’ve also regaled us with tales of shopping at Costco and Walmart with the men in tow earlier this week. Of course as is usually the case, the guys have a “slightly” different version of the expedition than the gals. 🙂
Our first stop in the park. Group camp rates are the same as last year, $15 a night.
Ah, what a handsome lot. Waiting for the first rigs to arrive.
The hosts are planning a dinner on Monday to mark the kickoff of the rally — yummy!
Tony & Kay, who organized the Mesa Rally for many years, have kindly agreed to store much of our “rally stuff”. They arrived with tarps, flags, grill and whatever else we left with them last March.
The park is looking particularly lush this year. One of my favourite plants, Chuparosa, is in full bloom. Some areas are so thick with these bushes the washes look red.