Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Florida RV Super Show Rally

     A very busy time at the Super show. We arrived on Tuesday and left on Sunday. Busy, busy. Coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:30, show opens at 9:00, tour 100's of  RVs, and all the gadgets we can't  live without,  back for lunch, back to the show, back by 3:00 for "happy hour", get dinner, get to the evening show at 7:00. Wow I'm tired just thinking about all we did in a day. From where we were parked, the show was about a 1/4 mile walk thru the fairgrounds. There were a lot of shuttles to take you into the show. This was great for the people parked way in the far corners of the FL State Fairgrounds.  The 3 evening show we saw were great. But what was also great was being there with friends, and 788 other RV rigs park side by side. We caravaned to the show with 20 other Carriage RVs. It was a fun group of friends. We also met up with 6 couples we worked with at Disney. Fran and Larry, George and Linda, Nancy and Harve who were at the Rally and Pam and Larry, Bert and Rosie and Butch and Evelyn who were day visitors. This is one of the best things about RVing, reconnecting with friends. The show opened each day 9:00 to 6:00 for the general public. Each day there were 1000's and 1000's of show visitors.
     The three evening shows we saw were "The Malt Shoppe", Doo-Wop and oldies. The "Rick Arnold" one man show, oldies, country, rock n' roll. "Ron and Kay Rivoli", song written by them to popular tunes with lyrics for rv'ing. A super show.
      On Tuesday a large group from our club went to the Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City for a super dinner. It is a neat restaurant in an old cigar warehouse.
    Wednesday we took a trip to Largo to visit friends Dave and Liz  from our old camping club in PA. They now have a winter home in Largo.
      On Saturday we met our friends Tom and Paula halfway between Tampa and Wildwood. They were with us in Wildwood when we put Blazer to sleep. They picked up his ashes from the vet and brought them to us. We met at a Crackle Barrel and had breakfast and a nice visit.

 We met up in a road side rest.

 The caravan to the Tampa Super Show and Rally, see Linda's car refection in my rear window.

 At the Rally, a line of Carriage RV and a gathering of friends.

 Our spot in the group.

 Looking over the top of the roof of our RV. We had good sites, on the edge, not in the middle.


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