Here is the front row at CBR..49 Airstreams filled up 2 full rows and a few in the 3rd row. We had a GREAT TIME this week.We met some old friends and made some new ones!!!
Monday I helped set up the electric and we mapped out the fields with flags for the airstreams to park on to make it look like a half wagon wheel around the tent.
Tuesday, The tent guys showed up and set up the 40x60 tent for all the inside get-togethers. Hunt /SueJones & Garnet arrived to help run out the wires.
Wednesday, A caravan of 8 Airstreams drove thru Wash DC, and had a wonderful drive past all the monuments on the drive also passing tourists that stopped to take pictures of them. They arrived at CBR at 3pm, I could hear Rob Baker( Pres. of WDCU) coming around the hills with his Air Horn/Siren a blarin' (he has an old Fire Chief Surburban).Carol filmed them coming thru the gate ...Everyone had smiles on that Caravan!!! Happy Hour and get to meet everyone.
Thursday, The day was busy with Airstreams coming in all day, I parked all of them and also greeted them as they arrived. Happy Hour!!! Again!!
Friday , most went to Wash DC to see the Cherry Blossoms and the sights . Carol & I went to see Arlington & The Marines' Monument. We first got tram tickets to see the Cemetary, it took us all over with drop off points and pick-up to the next sight. 1st...President Kennedy's Gravesite...Bobby Kennedy's gravesite...then onto the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We stayed to see the changing of the Guard twice...Impressive!!! then onto the Arlington House way above the city...what a view from the front porch over Wash DC. Then we drove over to see the Marines Monument, Beautiful Tribute to all Soldiers.
We arrived back at CBR at the end of Happy Hour, just in time to Eat Potluck..Hmmm Hmmm Good!! Airstreamers sure know how to cook!!! After supper, we had a Square Dance Caller arrive and teach us some MOVES!!! We even had some pole Dancers(see photos) Electric Slide then Square Dancing till 10 pm.
Sat was , do what you want ..some toured Wash DC..then in the afternoon we had kids games and contests. At 4 pm we had "OBIE" the Clown arrive and do a Show for the kids(although the adults enjoyed it also , I guess? ).
Before we ate, we had a Memorial Tribute to Bill Jacobs (our Past President who past away this past winter). Several stepped up and said a few words about Bill, I don't think there was a DRY EYE in the place....We put out a Jar full of M&M's for all to share with their meal as a Tribute to Bill. We will miss you Bill... Get that Great Rally in the Sky ready for Us Airstreamers.
5pm time for that Catered Dinner.... Bar/B/Que Spare Ribs & Chicken and all the sides, coleslaw, Bake Beans, Rolls. What a Lip Smakin' finger licken' Meal that was!!!!
Tonight we had a Special Guest...Pee Wee Schwamborn... He was on Early Caravans with Wally Byam as a Advanced Scout for the Airstreamers. He was on The African Caravan at the age of 20, but he was also on caravans with his mother Helen Schwamborn who was responsible for the early beginnings of WBCCI as we know it today. He talked for 2 hours with question & answer program. Wow!! Just imagine traveling at 13 then 20 all over the World!!!! He said he going to write a Book, I can hardly wait for the first printing,remember Pee Wee I want the 1st Copy
. I spent alot of hours with this man this week, I think I found a Friend for Life. What a Gentleman and so humble about what he has done in his life. I hope all his notes/pictures and memoirs are preserved for ever.
The night concluded with a campfire till midnight..ZZZZ.
Sunday, After morning coffee/pastries many started to pack up and hit the road. A crew of volunteers started to wrap up all the electric/ tables/chairs/ clean all the grounds. In short order it was Clean!!! Many Thanks To Clayton & Christi Rogers for the grounds to gather all these Airstreamers.. It is hard to say good-bye but we know we will see many of these Airstreamers again this summer. Our Schedule is full of many travel plans , we hope to see you all down the road. There are only 3 left of us for sunday night, we pack up Monday am for home. The Grounds are Empty till next year CBR 2010.