Thursday, November 3, 2011


Not sure how our hosts are going to top yesterday but I know they’ll give it a great try. As far as the wagon backing – the motorhome couple had her in the wagon and him backing it up. Took them over seven minutes to get parked. The fifth wheelers (who were our king and queen and not a couple) were able to accomplish the deed in about 3 minutes.

You can draw your own conclusions – were men giving better directions or did women follow directions better than the men?

Breakfast on Wednesday was scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns, fruit, applesauce and muffins. We definitely aren’t going hungry at this rally.


Had our Chapter Meeting after breakfast with more prizes and the drawing for the WalMart gift certificates. They sold tickets for three gift certificates with the proceeds going to Escapees CARE.

For those of you who are not familiar with CARE, it is an assisted living organization for Escapees at Livingston, TX. You stay in your own RV and are provided three meals a day, laundry service, and a nurse is on call. They provide a lot more including day care for Alzheimer’s cases and help for care givers. It’s a wonderful service and can be used for short teerm care – if you have a hip replacement and need a place to stay to recuperate – or if you need long term care. Most of the work is done by other Escapee members who volunteer a month of their time.

The 46 people who attended this Rally raised $771 for CARE. Pretty impressive, I’d say.

IMG_3622Tonight we went to the Blazin’ M Ranch for a chuck wagon dinner and show.






IMG_3651 Had a blast at the Ranch. Food was great and so was the entertainment. We took a tractor ride around the farm, wandered in and out of the shops, went to their museum which is full of wonderful “wood in motion”, had a great dinner and then topped it all off with some fabulous country music and comedy.

IMG_3667 They performed Ghost Riders In The Sky and had some great special effects with the ghost and the horse riding around the building outside.

Another great day. Hard to believe the Rally is going to end tomorrow. That means I have to go back to figuring out what’s for dinner and cooking. Horrors!!


  1. Another great day. This is the kinda stuff I would love to do.

  2. Food always seems to be a staple at rallies. I'd bet Al of Bayfield would have enjoyed the Ghost Riders part. :)

  3. That looks like such fun. Love those chuck wagon dinners. Thanks for sharing your good times with us.

  4. It's so nice when there is a day of no cooking. Sounds like you are having a great time. Sorry It has to end so soon for you.

  5. 46 people = $771...awesome! I too love the chuck wagon dinners. Glad you are having a wonderful time!

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun and glad you had such a good time.

  7. Looks like a pretty good Rally... always good with lots of food!

  8. Maybe we should have gone to some chapter rallies. They sound more fun than the big ones.


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