Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We want to have our rig weighed while we’re here so we spent a couple of hours waiting around for the guy to sign up for the weigh in. Hope they weigh better than they run their booth. No sign as to where they were, nobody knew where they were, no idea when they would be back. There were about six others waiting around with us. Totally disorganized and inefficient. Drives me nuts. Finally somebody took our cards and said they would call us back to schedule our times. We’re scheduled for a week from Tuesday at 10':00 a.m.


Don, Faye, Jan, Bill – top row. Gary, Judy, me and Jim – bottom row.

At 3:00 was the opening ceremony with a short tribute to Joe Peterson. For those of you who aren’t Escapees, Joe and Kay Peterson started the organization and Joe passed away last year. Kay also didn’t attend this year’s Escapade for the first time. Age has a way of doing that to us.

IMG_2800 During the opening ceremony we have the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the Star Spangled Banner as well as O Canada. Then we have the Parade of Chapters. Chapters are small groups of Escapee members usually organized in a geographical area (but not always). We belong to Chapter 45 out of Apache Junction/Mesa, AZ.

After opening ceremonies is an ice cream social. Everybody gets an ice cream bar or a fudge bar. Good fun while you’re standing around visiting with everybody.

IMG_2809 Sunday evening are door prizes and the entertainment. Jan (of Jan and Jim) won some collapsible containers which a really neat door prize. The rest of us in our group didn’t win anything. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow night.

IMG_2813 Jimmy Travis was the entertainment for the evening. He was here back in 2008 and we thought he was fabulous. Nothing has changed. He was still fabulous. A funny, funny man who is also a very talented and clever singer. We laughed for over an hour. I especially like him because all of his humor is clean and not political. Very family oriented. If you ever get a chance to see him, you will not be disappointed. Go to www.jimmytravis.com to see a video clip of his performance.


IMG_2811 Tina and Woody joined us.


  1. You sound like you're having way too much fun! However, it might be faster to get your rig weighed by driving to Oregon. They have a lot of operational scales on the side of the highway. No one running them but the scales work.

  2. Fudge bars and no politics. Sounds like a real vacation to me! ~Liz

  3. Looks like you're having a good time and you're in out of the heat! We don't belong to any RVing clubs other than Good Sam. Don't know anything about any of the others.

    We had our motorhome and toad weighed last year at a truck stop. Hope you get yours done!

  4. Don't you love waiting around for somebody who isn't courteous enough to even make an appearance? Thanks for opening Escapade for us -- we've been to only one Escapade, in Lancaster, CA - and the last of the Fun Days rallies in 2003 -- our first full year on the road. By the way we are in Chapter 21, southeast Arizona, and we are having a rally in October at Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM. You are certainly welcome to come by if you are headed back to Arizona.

  5. Just catching up on all your Escapade adventures. I watched the link on Jimmy Travis - what a hoot. Bet you are having a grand time.

  6. I think Escapade is more fun if you can do it with friends.

  7. Looks like a good beginning to the Escapades. I know you all will have a grand time....wish we were there!!

  8. Oh Canada - great. You will have to remember the words for when we get together. Just kidding. Doug and I have trouble with the words because they changed them in the 1970's.

    So glad you are having fun.

  9. We have an Escapees park a mile down the road from us...I always think it wuld be perfect for someone who wants a home base and travel...

  10. looks like you are all having a great time..hope you win a prize!!!

  11. Too bad that they were not better organized but getting weighted is important. Looks like the gathering is going to be a big success.

  12. Glad you are having a good time. We got our MH weighed in Livingston. Paul was very pleased.
    Ice cream or any kind....YUMMMMM!


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