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.
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.
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.