We had a nice time at the rally hall yesterday, with the official start of the rally with a Meet and Greet. It was nice to meet a few new friends and to see all of the old ones.
After the Meet and Greet, we had a white elephant gift exchange. Everyone with a white elephant was allowed to get another one from someone. We got a sack full of assorted "stuff" that we didn't need, but there will be another gift exchange somewhere and someone else will own it. We saw a few things that we had gotten before and will probably get again. It was a lot of fun.
Today we went to The Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine. The museum was good and showed many artifacts from the early days of the area. There was a very interesting collection of old maps of the United States, Texas and Mexico.
We then went to the Big Bend Brewing Co. in Alpine and sampled four of their beers. Some were good, others not so much but we had fun with our friends. Most of the large group went on a tour of the brewery but a few of us stayed in the hospitality room and sipped on a selection of beers.
We returned to the park to rest for awhile before the rally finale of barbecued brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken along with all the trimmings for supper and then a fun time of door prizes and some raffles of larger items. What a fun time!
We are sad to see another West Texas rally end but there will be more chapter rallies coming up soon and there is always next year!