First Two Rally Days

Current Location: Bethpage Camp Resort, Urbanna, Virginia

Thursday was the first official day of the rally. It was also apparently the first official day of the rainy season here. It rained on and off during the day, causing various activities to be a little wet at times. The vendor hall opened up and folks could go shop for items from various vendors or leave their items for sale on the sale tables. We sold our rock tamer mudflaps and our original RV Lock electronic door lock, which we replaced with a newer version.

There were various sessions going on during the day. Val went to a couple of the sessions on cooking with induction. Malcolm wandered around and took pictures as well as worked on a longer video that encapsulates all of the activities during the week. The evening program was a dessert kick-off. Various announcements were made and we all shared in some catered desserts.

Dessert tables

Dessert tables

Crowd gathering

Crowd gathering

Good crowd

Good crowd

Today there were more sessions, the vendors were active and Malcolm was able to slip inside the new Landmark Newport for a private photo session. In case you are wondering what this new trailer will look like, here are some good pictures for your enjoyment. This is the front bath version that everyone here had been waiting to see. This is the very first unit off the assembly line and it is still considered a prototype.

Front bath looking towards the front.

Front bath looking towards the front.

Front bath looking toward the back

Front bath looking toward the back

Bed (this coach was equipped with a queen)

Bed (this coach was equipped with a queen)

The mirror over the window seat is a two-way mirror hiding the TV set behind it.

The mirror over the window seat is a two-way mirror hiding the TV set behind it.

Looking towards the rear of the coach through the kitchen and into the living room.

Looking towards the rear of the coach through the kitchen and into the living room.

View from the rear couch looking forward

View from the rear couch looking forward

Half bath

Half bath

Another living/kitchen view

Another living/kitchen view

No gas stove here. A two burner induction cooktop and convection microwave make up the cooking appliances.

No gas stove here. A two burner induction cooktop and convection microwave make up the cooking appliances.

The dealer showing all the new Heartland fifth wheels here at the show, McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV, provided a few service technicians to go around and service items on our trailers. We had them adjust our off-door side living room slide as well as our awning that has never rolled up straight since it was replaced more than a year ago. They were great, efficient and did a super job on both our tasks.

This evening’s program was a catered dinner of fried chicken, lasagna, salad, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and rolls. It was pretty tasty. The smaller door prizes were given out after dinner. We won a $10 Amazon.com gift card. Most of the prizes were in the $10 to $25 range. Tomorrow night there will be fewer but more expensive door prizes.

The evening’s entertainment was comedian Rik Roberts, who does a pretty darn good Barney Fife imitation. He was wandering around before dinner in his full uniform and taking pictures with people. After dinner, he put on a great, clean comedy show, even involving one of our members in his last little musical number. After the show, we headed back to the trailer (in the rain) and just took it easy inside.

Everyone wore their green rally shirts tonight

Everyone wore their green rally shirts tonight

Barney Fife posing for pictures

Barney Fife posing for pictures

Salad bar

Salad bar

Lined up for dinner

Lined up for dinner

Rik Roberts

Rik Roberts

The final number, with audience participation

The final number, with audience participation

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