Monday was one of those special days we are lucky to enjoy as rvers gathering together, sharing stories and good food. You see a group of nearly 30 rvers, some full-timers, some wannabee full-timers, some part-timers, many bloggers, and ALL rv enthusiasts gathered for a planned lunch. We came from Wauchula, Zephryhills, Crystal River, Davenport, Clermont, Sebring, Largo, Inverness and a couple of other central Florida locales. I again want to recognize and thank the planner of this event- Donna (AKA Froggi) McNicol. Many of us in attendance were familiar with one another’s blogs but had not met in person. This blog entry is missing pictures to capture the event only because the camera we DID remember to bring had NOT been charged. Yeah, I know –pretty lame huh? Soooo.. with that being said I’ve waited for most of those in attendance to make their posts, with pictures, so I can provide the links to see the various pictures taken by the persons with cameras (with charged batteries) by clicking their names: Froggi Donna, Margie W, Dee W, Donna H, and Sherry D. The Smokey Bones in Lakeland was a central location and certainly provided a menu where we all found something tasty to our liking. The conversation was non-stop, only stopping to insert food in our mouths. The two and a half hour gathering hardly seemed like enough time to chat with everyone – which we couldn’t. All the more reason to do it again-and we Boldts hope that will happen.
The 100 minute drive from Crystal River to Lakeland and back, and the lunch was a great “break” in our unpacking of boxes as we move in to our new Alpine 5er. Barbie had done a super job labeling the boxes as we packed up the Kountry Star motorhome so when we transferred them to the Alpine we knew what room to put them in. But, deciding which cabinets, drawers etc to put the items in took some careful deliberations. As of today we have most, not all, things in a place. We have a few items out in the “Prince”, our 12 foot utility trailer, we use for storage, to bring in the 5er. The new “Castle” is coming together. We’ll take another break tomorrow or Thursday to travel to Brooksville to the FMCA Southeast Area Rally as day guests to check out the vendors and see if we can run into a few of our motorhoming friends. It will be strange as we have attended, as registered rally-goers for the past 6 or so years, and enjoyed all the seminars, entertainment, coach displays and vendors with friends. We have even worked the rally in past years as the rally photographer and daily newsletter writer, making many new friends along the way.
‘Til next time……..