It happened at Little Farm on the River in Rising Sun, Indiana, and our guests were “pot-luck” – Rpods, Airstreams, Vista Cruiser, Scotty, and a host of other camper varieties – all friends of Johanna (aka Tink) and Ella.
Perched on the cliff of the Ohio River, Tink and I set up camp early in the week (Monday, April 21) and had one night of intense sister-bonding. Tink’s RPOD was at the factory for a spa treatment, and she spent Monday night with me in the Silvermine.
With us were Charlie Button and Tink’s new little (first-time) camping buddy, Belle – as in Tink ‘N Belle!
On Tuesday morning a rental camper was pulled into Tink’s camping space next to me, and this 30-foot, 70’s-style trailer (nicknamed The Big Nasty) became our command center for the week.
From our campsites the view took in the Ohio river, barges on the river, flowering trees in the lower part of the campground, and the lush hillside to our north.
Our camping framily (friends and family) started arriving on Tuesday with Steve and Cindy first to land.
Next to arrive was DH Tom in his new MGB. Still teaching, he has to drive down separately after his work week is over. I don't think he minds the drive!
Pat and Jennifer drove in from Indianapolis -- another couple that we have not camped with in a long time. Everywhere they camp, Pat and Jennifer give credence to the old statement "What's new is old again" . . . or is that "What's old is new again?" Whatever -- it is true of their new/retro Scotty camper!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday our family trickled in for a grand total of 17 campers: 1 Big Nasty, 2 Airstreams, 6 RPods, 2 TABs, 1 retro Scotty, 1 Vista Cruiser, 1 Salem, 1 Flagstaff, 1 Fireside, and a Surveyor. Many of the rallies that Tink and I attend are trailer-specific -- our rally was truly POT-LUCK!
Thursday evening, with about 2/3 of our Framily in residence, Johanna and I hosted a happy hour complete with drinks and heavy eats. This was the official start of the rally although it had already been running for 3 days for Johanna and me!
Friday morning our group (comprised of Lou, Larry, Alan, and Sheila with Ella driving the van – and Tom and Tink in the MG) headed East on route 56/156 following the Ohio River as it wandered through little towns of Rising Sun and Patriot on the way to Vevay, the county seat of Switzerland County. Tom always likes to do a walk-through of a county courthouse, and this one was open for business on Friday afternoon.
But, it was the outside, blooming with fresh spring gardens and unique out-buildings, that furnished us a memorable sight-seeing experience.
I got 'em all --- all except for Sheila! How could I forget Sheila, the owner of TABARBIE? I'll have to find a previous picture of Shiela to share!
Home for four days, and then Columbus, OH and the "Share the Dream" rally hosted by Haydocy Airstream RV and NOVA. It will not be pot-luck. It will be 100% shiny silver Airstreams!
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