Ken & Bonnie Pleat, former TAB owners, who now "work-camp" full time.
This weekend we drove back in time to the KOA South in Louisville, KY. In August of 2004 we had purchased our little teardrop shaped TAB trailer and within a few weeks we had met other TABbers on the internet in a big cross-country discussion about these wonderful little trailers. Within weeks of each other in the fall of 2004, the first-ever TAB rallies took place on the west coast in Oregon and in the east, Kentucky. We have been meeting people we don’t know on line and camping with them ever since!
This “un-rally” had a great excuse for a get-together: Ken and Bonnie Pleat have arrived at the KOA South to begin a new work-camp experience for the season! Even people that had never met and camped with Ken and Bonnie – wanted to come out for the event!
Because this was an informal get-together, there was no real schedule of events and we simply made our agenda as we went along.
We arrived Thursday night at dark and were greeted by Ken and Alan McDowell; others would be trickling in on Friday afternoon. Friday was sunny and warm and Tom and I headed out for Churchill Downs. The horses weren’t running yet, and the track wasn’t really open – but, track staff was out in full force getting ready for a big event on Saturday. We were able to walk around, all the way down to the track, and watch some horses working out. We decided we needed to come back some day when the track is open to see some races and everything there is to see in more detail. For now we settled for a trip to the gift shop with an ulterior motive in mind. . . HATS!
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