The rally has officially begun! The rigs are parked, there’s been hundreds of hugs and lots of laughs. We also had a special surprise — Louise & Harv travelled from Ontario to join us at the rally. What a great visit we’ve having with them.
Our registration crew got everyone signed in and signed up. One of the great strengths of this chapter is its volunteer spirit. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to bring food for happy hours, teach a craft, hold a seminar, lead a hike, organize events, clean tables, set up coffee, light the campfire, sing songs, recite cowboy poetry, talk about the night stars … you name it, someone volunteered to make it happen.
Many friendships are forged in Chapter 44.
Chapter 44 has a tradition of “adopting” first-time rally-goers to help them feel welcome and a part of our RVing family. We had 6 adoptions today. Bill conducted the adoption of the new folks.
The Host Dinner was a real hit — what a feast! Mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, buns and roast chicken. In honour of Arizona’s 100th birthday we sang Happy Birthday to the state, then celebrated with two cakes. Dee-lish.
The great weather is bringing out the flowers.