It was a great Christmas Rally at Suwannee River Hideaway Campground in Old Town. Carl and Wendy Taylor out did themselves with all the Fun and Fellowship. Tucked away along the River, it is a quiet, peaceful place with a long boardwalk that takes you out to the river.
Things kicked off Thursday afternoon when everyone gathered for happy hour before heading over to the town of Suwannee for dinner at the Salt Creek Restaurant. It is a stunning view from the dining room as you look out over the water. The food was very good and the service excellent.
Friday started with hot breakfast in the clubhouse and then some of us spent late morning and early afternoon exploring the area. Friday night we had a potluck dinner. The staff from the campground judged our trailer Christmas decorations and as we learned later it was a fierce competition with 2 first place winners, Dale and Janis Edwards and Jim and Alice Trusley.
Saturday afternoon we headed to the Putnam Lodge for a tour of this historic facility and a Christmas dinner in the dining room. The food was outstanding and the tour was well worth it. The owner gave us her personnel best. The future plans for Putnam Lodge are evolving and so we expected to hear more about the good things happening there.
The evening was just getting started when we returned to the campground. A favorite tradition got underway with the “White Elephant” gift exchange. Everyone was waiting to see who got Billy Bass, You know, that fish that sings a song for you. Before the night was over not only was Bill in the hands of new owner but brother Bobby appeared so next year two people will have a chance to take home this treasured prize.
December 17 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
Beginning with the 2015- 2016 Rally year the membership, at the November 2014 Rally, approved changing the way our Unit finds and hosts rallies. With this change Regular and Affiliate members will sign up to find a location (RV campground) and host the rally. The second weekend of the month is still the most desirable time for the rally but activities in the area are good reasons to change this tradition. As many of us keep a calendar, it is important that rally hosts that wish to change from the 2nd weekend get the word out early so we minimize any calendar conflicts.
We already have some of the rally months taken, but everyone is encouraged to volunteer to host. .
With this change it gives our hosts an opportunity to find new places and be creative for providing a great Rally weekend.
As a help to anyone interested in hosting a rally a “ Rally Host Guide” is available for guiding you along the way – Rally Host Guide
November 16 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
Carl & Wendy Taylor and Dick Smolk & Sandy Hauner are planning a super Christmas Rally at the Suwannee River Hideway Campground near Old Town, FL Suwannee River Hideway Campground. The dates are December 11-14, 2014.
The plans include a special Christmas Dinner at Putnam Lodge, Cross Creek followed by a “White Elephant” gift exchange at the campground.
The rally fee is $10/person. If you plan to attend you must contact the campground and reserve your site: Phone 352-542-7800.
November 15 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
The Unit Rally Schedule has been updated so check out the changes.
The December 2014 rally will be at Suwannee River Hideway Campground in Old Town, FL.
In January 2015, David Farley has invited the Unit to camp in the large open area behind the Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, FL. This site has rally power, no dump and NO water so fill your fresh water tank.
April 2015 we will join the Florida Unit at Cedar Key, FL for a joint rally and the May rally is at Paradise Oaks Golf & RV Resort in Bushnell, FL.
The remaining rally sites are unchanged from the original schedule.
Check out the 2014-2015 Rally Schedule on the website.
October 11 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments »