Thursday, May 31, 2007
Here we are parked at the front of the campground. We get a lot of comments about what an "Airstream" is doing in an Allegro campground? I usually tell them that it is an upgrade for the campground with all the Junque Allegros around. When you check in, they ask what kind of Allegro you have? If you don't have an Allegro, they list it as an SOB. I told that I had been called worse than that, but they explained it meant "Some Other Brand"!
We went back to the factory this morning, and several motorhomes in our chosen color scheme were back from the paint shop. Here are several pictures:
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
No pictures today....... the cable from the camera to my computer seems to have failed.
Today, we went to the factory to look for a "Sunlit Sand" painted coach. We also called the production manager and asked about the production of a new model , 40QRP, which has a front kitchen like a Winnebago that we like. He told us that they had one in production, and that it was at the Belmont Paint area. We went to Belmont looking for it and the sunlit sand coach.
After chasing and finding the 40QRP, we found it, but turned out to be a 40QSP, which is the model we currently like!! It turns out that they are not ready to make the new model yet, and somebody changed the production order............ but never changed the data in the system!!
We did find the sunlit sand, and took pictures of it. It was in the paint booth, and we want to go back tomorrow and take pictures outside. We will post them whenever I get a new cable.
Here's a couple of the bathroom. Note that this model has what is called a 'Garden Tub', and our grandkids (when we take a trip with them and leave their Mom at home!!) can actually take a bath in the bottom of the shower:
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Here are some random pictures showing the interior of our choice:
When we left the welcome station, Patsy started questioning me about how we were going to get to Red Bay!! After a while, I realized the map in my head was wrong........ I had confused I-20 with highway 78 that runs across Mississippi, but further north! We had to cut a diagonal up to the NE corner of Mississippi. We looked at the map, and decided to catch the Natchez Trace at Jackson, MS. It was a pleasant drive, away from the Memorial Day traffic on the interstates, but the speed limit was 50mph, and it was a two lane highway with no shoulder.
Here are some pics..........
We finally made it to Red Bay at 8:30PM.......... a long day!!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
We drove all day, mostly on back roads at 65 mph. At 8:00PM, we were at the Texas / Louisianna border, so we pulled into the Texas Rest Area to use the WIFI. It is nice and cool, and we did a lot of driving, so we decided to spend the night here. I will catch up on the internet, and we will go to bed early.
We expect to get an early start tomorrow, and hopefully, be in the Red Bay campgound tomorrow night.
The day started out with a large buffet breakfast....
After breakfast, some of the people gathered up and went into Fredericksburg for a day of shopping and looking around. Nine of us stayed at the campground hall, and particpated in the 3rd annual Texas Hold'em Tournament. Here's a look at the table during a break, when half of them were eliminated. My chips are next to the Whataburger cup.......
Within the next hour, it was all over, and "I had all the chips"! Yep, I won the 2007 tournament!!
Before I post the next pictures, I need to explain about the 'mascot' for the club. It seems that on one of the first campouts of this club, the members were parked in a campground with another club whose members had the $500k plus rigs, and the rich folks made some disparging remarks about the 'trash' in the smaller rigs! Well, on a shopping trip later in the day, the leader of our club spotted some pink flamingos in a shop, and decided that they should be purchased and placed outside the 'trashy' rigs to properly compliment the owners.......... so they did, and the flamingo became the mascot. Therefore, everybody goes crazy with the pink birds and any likeness of them. Now the following pictures, including the poker trophy will make more sense.
Here is a picture of a pair of successful shoppers......
Here's a picture of me with all the chips, my trophy, and the set of cards & poker chips that was part of the prize, plus $67 cash!!
Saturday concluded with another buffet meal (lots of good food), and the presentation of the poker tournament winners (top three). The nice lady doing the talking in the following picture is Sandy Creekmore, AKA Madam Boomer. She is also modeling the glasses in the preceding picture.The guy giving me the trophy in the following picture is Don Allen. His wife, Pat, is the other model in the 'flamingo glasses' photo:
Although we have only been to about four campouts with this group, it seems that Sandy and Don put out a lot of their personal time and effort to make the events successful. Patsy and I are greatful for that........ we always have a lot of fun.
We left on Sunday morning, and are on our way to Red Bay, AL. More later
Thursday, May 24, 2007
We arrived in Fredericksburg about 1:00pm and got our site. It was number 13 again!! It is a nice park with free WIFI and cable TV with mucho channels........ good for a raining evening.
Here's our "wet" site at the Fredericksburg RV park:
During Thursday night, Federicksburg got over 8 inches of rain. Here's some pics of downtown:
We spent the night in site 13 of the Blanco State Park. We purchased the $60 annual pass which saves us the $4 per person charge every time that we go into a park. We expect it will pay for itself this summer. The park was small, but very nice. Here is a picture of a dam on the Blanco river inside the park: