Today we went to visit the 501 Winery in Childress. Named for engine 501 of the Fort Worth & Denver Railroad, the old engine is now found in a park about a block from the winery. The winery is located in the old Women's Department Club building that was used for GI's to dance with and meet local women during the second world war. The owner gave a presentation about the winery and it's production before we sampled the wines. I believe that almost all of us bought at least one bottle.
We came back to the park and prepared for our final potluck dinner. Mike, a friend that is soon to be a new owner of a toyhauler Heartland, prepared a delicious barbecue dinner consisting of brisket, ribs and sausage that he had cooked for about 18 hours. Man, was it ever good! The others of us brought side dishes and desserts and we had a fine meal and great times with our Heartland friends.
After giving out some nice door prizes with lots of laughter over the winners, the evening finally wound down. We turned in, tired but still excited over the fun we had. Tony and Erika, our new West Texas Chapter Leaders did a wonderful job and we will be looking forward to their rallies in the future.