We all had a good time at this rally, which is over now. Everything worked out very well, with the group going out to eat at the Roadhouse restaurant in downtown Durant on Friday evening. We have eaten here before at other rallies and the food is always good and reasonable. We took up the entire back room of the restaurant and the only complaint that I heard was from the loud room. It has a hardwood floor, walls and ceiling, so there is nothing to absorb sounds, and there is a bad echo in the room, but we all overcame this problem, and it quieted down very well after the food was delivered.
Saturday night we went to another familiar place, BG's Catfish on Lake Texoma in nearby Kingston. This is a catfish and shrimp buffet with several sides at a very reasonable price. It is served buffet style, with throwaway dinnerware and Styrofoam cups, all to keep costs down, and they do a good job. The restaurant is only open Thursday-Sunday from 4-9PM and the place fills up as soon as the doors open. Of course, with 50 or so Heartlanders coming in, the place was really packed. They take no reservations but as far as I could tell, everyone that came in was served.
We had coffee and pastries every morning and I didn't have to make it! The park has a complete kitchen including a coffee maker available which makes it nice to have a rally in.
The rally went very well but we missed Rex and Stacey. They will be back and we will be looking forward to their next rally.