Here is Bob, hard at work over the hot griddle, making breakfast for many of us. Everyone enjoyed our food and the fellowship was good too.
Here are just a few of the folks waiting for breakfast to be made. If you look really close, you'll see the rectangular plaque on the wall is from our first Heartland rally at Rayford in October 2007. Wow, has it really been that long ago? This is rally #6 for us and we have enjoyed all of them.
Today was the arrival day for the rest of the people coming to the rally. Bighorns were again well represented with four units (Jim & Gloria, Jim & Ginger, David & Susan, and Dannylee and Sue Jean), and one in a Big Country (John W.) Five couples had to drop out and they were missed, but they certainly missed a good time. Ron Hoover RV sent two Big Country units to show at the rally along with Kevin, one of their salesmen. It is ironic that one of the units was new and one was used. The new unit was exactly the same floorplan that John W. has (only bought a month ago) and the used unit was his trade-in.
Heartland Director of Owner Interests, Jim Beletti arrived around noon. He flew in because he has been in meetings at the factory and didn't have time to get his rig and come down, but he got to come and that is what counts.
After everyone arrived, we visited some in the afternoon and come supper time, we decided to go to Pitmasters Bar B Cue because that is one of Jim's favorites here in Houston. About 20 of us went there to eat, and they sat us out on the patio. It was very pleasant outside and we all enjoyed our barbecue.
We went back to the park and had entertainment from Dannylee and Sue Jean. Dannylee is a Johnny Cash man and does a good imitation of him as well as singing karaoke. He brought his own tapes tonight and had approximately 3500 songs to choose from. Jim Gratz and I also looked silly by singing a few songs but we had a good time. Jim really enjoyed singing and it was good to see him having such a good time. He is recovering from cancer of his esophagus. Congratulations to him for pulling through.
Today was Jim McGee's birthday. We celebrated it by having Dannylee lead us in singing Happy Birthday to him and got him a great-tasting cake, which completely surprised him. It was a nice way to end a night with good friends.