Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday April 20, 2009

It was 43 degrees here when we woke up. We had cereal for breakfast and got ready to back for the last day of the rally. By the time we were ready to go, it had warmed up really nicely. It turned out to be a beautiful day.

When we got to the rally, we went to the Coliseum to check to see if we had won the Grand Prize by trying a key to unlock the treasure chest. The line was completely out the door, so we just went to look at a few more exhibitor booths. We just looked around and were surprised that several vendors had left already. One had a wax product that I wanted to look at again, but they were gone.

Then we went to the seminar by Chris and Jim Guld, the Geeks on Tour on using Picasa for picture and video storage in your computer. It was very interesting and we all learned a lot.

We had a couple pf items that we wanted to buy before we left, so we went back across the street to the exhibitors to see if we could find them. I bought a new pressure regulator with gauge and a Y valve from the RV Water Filter Store. These are items that are really helpful and necessary for our water system. By now (after noon) most of the stores were closing down and there were few shoppers left, so we decided to leave.

We were all hungry and stopped at a little restaurant/bistro that Harry and Judy knew about that also had wine tasting. We decided to forego the wine tasting and get something to eat and just have some wine with our meal. I had the onion soup and a spinach salad and Stella had a pasta dish. Both of them were very good, but a little bit pricey. The total bill was $45.00.

We came back to the trailer and took naps before it was time to go to the last concert. Once we got to the fairgrounds, our friend Jim Gratz called and said they had saved some seats for us. We found them and then we all enjoyed the group Papa Doo Run Run. They are a group that sounds a lot like the Beach Boys or Jan and Dean, two groups that brought back a lot of memories for all of us. They were very popular in the 60's and their music is still very popular today. It was a very nice finish to the rally.

When the concert ended, we walked over to Tom and Judy's trailer to see Tom's new Utility Body Works Ford truck. I knew he had been wanting a new, larger truck and I really thought he was going to get a big truck, but they saw this truck at the show and bought one. It is an F-450 with all the bells and whistles and is very very nice. This is a truck that I have wanted for a long time, but just can't justify.

We returned to the trailers and had some more of Stella's dessert from yesterday. It was even better today but frozen solid. Harry and Judy took their's home and we had our's in our trailer.

Overall, the rally was a very nice experience with good friends.

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