Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just a look at all the Airstreams!!! Here at Madison,WI.

June 28,Sunday, It's sunday morning and we have church service in the hall. Over 750 attended, I helped with ushers, handing out programs, help with seating and collecting the offering. The service was titled "To "Bee" or not to "Bee" , The theme this Rally week is Bee the Best you can Bee, so the sermon had a great message to be the Best you can Bee!!

After service Carol and I went to Culvers ice cream place for lunch. They have the Best "Butter Burgers" this was sort of a classer McDonalds'. The difference is you order , pay, get your cup, head for the drink dispenser, sit down, then they bring your order....it seems quicker because there is no line waiting for the guy in front of you waiting for his order. The food was great, then we went back for the ice cream, so many flavors of custard ice cream...yum..yum..

The afternoon was relaxing, I walked around the Vintage Trailer Open House. All the vintage people were very gracious tour guides thru their trailers, so many stories are behind these vintage rigs. You can get so many Ideas in decorating also. click..click...many pictures today. http://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/FlagDayVintageOpenHouse#

Then tonight was the Parade of Flags from each unit. It is awesome to hear all places of states that are resent. It is nice to see all in White Shirts/Red Ties.....BUT..... My suggestion is and has been ...All Unit Presidents carrying the flags should dress in their native state culture dress...example....Texas Wash DC <>... Florida <> Ohio you get the idea....I think this would bring our club more up to date as a FUN CLUB and still have a native state uniform instead of all dress up, I don't think Wally Byam would object to the Happy Atmosphere of his Rally Attendees. When I walk around the trailers I do see a difference in all rigs decorated, That is the Joy I see !!!

June 29, Monday, Our 41st Anniversary, Today Carol works at the message center , I head to a lecture to hear Pee Wee Schwamborn talk about Wally Byam and the early Caravans. The room is full of history buffs who want to know of the early days and how they boondocked in the Africa Caravan. We sure have it easy & comfortable today!! That was a fast 2 hours of history lesson, thanks..Pee Wee. Then off to hear Larry Huttle from Airstream Inc. to speak of new products and how they are handling the slowdown in the recession in the RV industry as well as the rest of the country. The room was filled(about 1,000) attended, he then had a drawing for those here of several $100. & $250.00 gift certificates to Airstream Products. Lots of happy winners, but not me?

This afternoon I went to a computer class on making better picture collections of our ditigal shots...the main teacher fell ill, so we had a substitute which did a good job answering questions and had the demonstrations of the computer.

Our unit had a get together at one of the buildings for a Subway dinner , we had subs , we just filled them with the fixings of our choice and had side dishes of celery,carrots, cookies, nut clusters, cheese, & Hershey Candy..I am full Again!!

Tonights entertainment was "Yahara River Chorus" part of the Sweet Adelines Int'l. an hour of singing...no instruments...just voices...they were good and enjoyed by all.

As you can see , the Rally has many things going on and you have many choices to do and see. Vendors, classes, lectures on RV'ing, Seminars on maintence of RV's, Tours of the area, New Airstream Sales(I heard they sold 4 so far) even Happy Hour is everywhere at around 4-6 pm. You see groups gathered everywhere around the Rigs ....

****** Personal Note***** Happy 41st Anniversary Honey (I forgot her name?) !!!!!!
God Bless...AirstreamHobo & Carol


  1. Obie,
    Great accounting of days at International Rally. Your journalling is way more up-to-date than mine. I realized today I haven't written anything in over a week and it wasn't even about being here. Thanks for sharing this,