Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Highlights from the Outer Banks Rally

Dogwood's spring rally was held in Rodanthe North Carolina the weekend of April 13-15.  Hosts for the rally were Nancy & Paul Cummings and Susan & Jim Buelow.  We stayed at Camp Hatteras which has campsites on the sound and ocean.  We enjoyed watching beautiful sunsets from our sites and meeting room which overlooked the sound.  It was as an all around great weekend - scenery, seashore decorations (including swans!), food, camaraderie.  Click here to view pictures from the rally.

Eleven couples attended the rally.  It was good to meet new members, Mike and Marcy Vreeland, and to see members Vern & Margie Davis who drove from their place in Florida to join us. 

The rally officially kicked off Friday with a polish sausage dinner.  Saturday morning we enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, sausage, and gravy biscuits.  During the days members checked out the local attractions, Hatteras Light House, Ocracoke Island, walked along the beach or just sat back enjoyed the sunshine.  

Saturday we had dinner at the nearby Good Winds restaurant.  Our tables overlooked the sound where we watched the sun set and the kite surfers.  The food and service were great.  We topped off the evening by celebrating Carl Gruel's birthday.  For those of you on Facebook, be sure to check out Paul's video (click here) - don't we look like a happy bunch!  And if you haven't seen it, check out Paul's Camp Hatteras rally video (click here).

Attendees received a welcome bag stuffed with goodies and door prizes were awarded both evenings.  A special thanks to the following businesses who contributed:  Becky's Hallmark, Camp Hatteras, Dixie RV, Dodd RV, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and State Farm Insurance Agent John King.

This area of the Outer Banks was hit hard by hurricane Irene last summer.  We found the local people to be very friendly and appreciative of our business.  The restaurant even gave us a 10% discount!  This is definitely a place to return to for a future rally.

This was truly a fun, relaxing weekend.  My only regret was that had I know the scenery and weather would be so nice I would have made plans to stay extra days.