Sunday, December 19, 2010

Highlights from the Virginia Beach Rally

The annual Christmas rally was held December 3-5 at the Holiday Trav-L-Park campground in Virginia Beach. 17 coaches attended including new members David & Jackie Gilbert, Richard & Elle Bonewitz, Steve & Mary Hall, and Debby Deffendall.

The rally officially kicked off Friday with a happy hour followed by a chili dinner. Each coach contributed a container of chili to the community pot. Despite some skepticism, all agreed the outcome was delicious.

Saturday started off with a hot breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy followed by a business meeting. Members then ventured out to check out the local attractions.

Saturday evening we enjoyed a wine tasting followed by a holiday dinner. Our hosts provided turkey, ham and stuffing and members contributed side dishes. The highlight of the evening was our traditional Yankee Gift Swap emceed by Donna Gruel. There was l
ots of laughter as gifts were "stolen". The Greenwoods continued their tradition by finding all 4 packages of Bailey's Irish
Creme, but once again all were stolen. Some lucky members also won door prizes. Mother Nature provided snow flurries for the grand finale.

Following a breakfast of biscuits, ham, sausage and cinnamon buns, members packed up and headed home Sunday morning.

Special thanks to our hosts, Jim & Susan Buelow, Berkley & Karen Alexander, Paul & Nancy Cummings and Mel & Dian Hughes for a great rally. Click here
to view photos from the rally.