Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 2011-North Houston KOA

This was the Boomer rally weekend and it was good to see some old friends from the group. We were in the last site in the reserved group of sites and were surrounded by several of our original Houston Area Boomers group members. Seemed like old times....

This was the shelter that was beside Harry and Judy's and across the street from us. Most of the chairs belong to us but everyone brought chairs over to hang out with us. We had a nice campfire on Friday night after the gumbo dinner. Harry and Judy fixed us a great big ol' pot of sausage and shrimp gumbo and it was GREAT!!!

We had a "mini rally" with our trailer and Dan and Connie's Bighorn beside us. Jodie and Larry also have a Bighorn and another couple have a North Trail but they weren't parked beside us.

Here is a shot down the street showing some of the Boomer rigs. There was a total of 51 rigs present for this rally and many of them are new folks since we were active members about three years ago. Our friends Mike and Patrice weren't able to make it because a tree fell on their truck and trailer! Luckily no one was hurt but it sure messed up their travel plans. Another couple that didn't get to come was Alan and Jennifer, who had some electrical problems. This was to have been their first Boomer rally and maybe they'll be able to make another one in the future.

Here is a happy group sitting outside Larry and Vickie's trailer. L & V had some friends that came in after dark on Friday and I went down to help them get set in their site.

There was another rally of "beer can trailers" (Airstreams) in the park this weekend. There was probably 20 or 25 of these in the park. They were not a very friendly group but there were lots of them!

Madame Boomer put together another good rally. She had planned a get-together on Friday night but we stayed around our rigs and ate gumbo. Saturday morning we had a potluck breakfast and supper that both went pretty well. Don had a Texas Hold 'Em tournament on Saturday and Ted was the big winner and got to take the huge trophy home. I don't play poker and after seeing the big trophy, I'm glad I don't! No place to store and carry that big thing.

We have changed our plans and will be leaving Rayford at the end of this month to go to Louisiana for New Years Eve. We went there a couple of years ago and had a great time and are looking forward to going back. We'll be back to Rayford in April for the Heartland rally and will begin our summer trip after that. Looking forward to it!

So long.

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