From reading my previous posts about the TAC Amish rally, you might think that a rally is all about the Airstreams . . . or the shopping . . . or the eating. However, for most of us, it is all about the people -- oh, and the eating! Saturday night this rally culminated (and crested) with a pot-luck dinner followed by fun and games. I made an effort to get as many people pictures as I could!
The potluck was the usual event of just the right mixture of main dishes, meats, salads, vegetables, pasta, fruits, and deserts.
After the last bite was eaten the tables were tidied up and preparations were made to begin the revelries. Loren pulls off a nice alternative for a rally fee to pay for the extras; she conducts a silent auction/raffle with items she has hustled and from contributions from the rally attendees. It's a win-win affair as everyone enjoys having their number pulled to gain a prize.
After that is the amusing white elephant gift exchange, which always ends in good-natured madness as prizes are stolen 1, 2 and 3 times! Last year Tom had his Airstream monogrammed blanket stolen -- this year he won another one and managed to hang onto it! Here are some pictures from the evening doings.
That's a good review of why it is the PEOPLE that make a rally so great. The conclusion of the white elephant gift exchange marked the last big bang of the rally -- except for the brave souls that surrounded the campfire in the 40ish degree temps. Tom and I went to bed regretting an early wake-up and take-off for home. BUT, there is still more to this story -- check back for the exiting ending!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown