April 2017 Rally

Dates: April 21-22, 2017

Location: Galax, VA

Hosts: Dave and Evelyn Crabtree

Campground: Coolbreeze Campground

The first rally of the season was held at Cool Breeze Campground in Galax, Virginia. The host was Dave Crabtree with backup by Evelyn; together they did a great job.

We had a total of 14 RV’s with 25 campers. This included 2 guest RV’s.

For the people who arrived early Thursday there was diner at Mountain Surf Restaurant. Who would have thought that you could get good seafood at a reasonable price in Ennice, North Carolina!

Friday night the group split up with some going to Mountain Surf for dinner and some going to the Rex Theater for Blue Grass Music and a great dinner at McDonald’s.

We started Saturday morning with coffee at 8 in the community room at the park. Then it was a great pot luck “brunch”, we had some good food provided by the group.

Later that morning we had a surprise for Feliza Jones, a spa treatment for her RV, paid for by the members, which included a wash and wax by a local detailer. After brunch it was a free time with some members going wine tasting and some shopping in downtown Galax, others just stayed at the park and enjoyed the time with other members. Saturday night was our business meeting. The two main topics were the changes to FMCA by-laws and the October Gear rally. Saturday night dinner was a potato bar with salad and all the fixings, provided by our host.

Sunday was again a pot luck breakfast and then morning devotions.

To our fellow campers that missed a good weekend I leave with these thoughts. Good Friends, Good Food, Good Conversation and in some cases Good Wine, can put sunshine in a rainy day!

Submitted by Rick Roberson