Remember going to a good concert, when we were in our teens and 20’s, if you did not feel the music, and you did not walk away with the tone from the emergency broadcasting system playing in your ears for days, it just was not a good concert. A good Rally is no exception to this rule. If it wears out its producers and attendees completely, it was a good rally; a great rally will bring them back for more. Mike and his wife Nikki Horneke, our hosts, did a great job of making the rally just that sort of event. They, of course, could not have pulled this off with out Chris and Kimberly Travaglino’s planning and their labor of love and the contributions of Clementine, Peter Herzogg’s wife. Lastly, the generous use of Peter’s bladder which he used to keep everyone hydrated. We need to thank the national park service for all the beautiful young women sent looking for eligible young rich bachelors who might be interested in the classes they would be teaching. I am not sure that their superiors informed them that nearly every one is married, hence the family aspect of our group, lastly families in RV’s do not bode well for the rich thing either. The upside is the kids that were not too old to be be seen with park rangers, got a lot out of their presentations. There were nine plus hours, too much for this heat, but there were many dedicated souls. As a thank you to these young beautiful rangers, I will be having my youngest brother gift wrapped and shipped your direction. He is a young eligible bachelor, but is he he rich? Only compared to some…
We all arrive in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at government wash. Unlike many places the young park rangers inform us that emptying our grey water is legal in Nevada, but we must keep our black water to our selves. Peter, is the only one who can empty his bladder in public.
I know it is never a good thing when I get hold of the camera, when I have my little red mule.
As a result, a water fight of epic proportions slowly begins to develop.
Hey, we don’t have to fight, there has got to be a better way.
Finally, the sun went down, the desert cooled, and the party heated up. The kids provided our evening entertainment in the form of about 20 performances by young people under the age of the 13. The older young people hid.
Sunstroke has set in, and the minds of our Fulltime Family Members begin to deteriorate.
Watch as a box of Stueffers chocolate sells at auction for $5600.00
Well, you have blown another 5 minutes of your time on probably one of the most fabulous web sites known in the internet world today reading about a very unique event. I can’t say I have covered an event like this one, and one might wonder just what is the point! There few events covered, were fun and certainly more fun for the participants than the rest of us. So the question one must answer is why?
This rally had one primary purpose, and that was not to get soaking wet and role in the mud. Wilbur was not invited, but many tried to stand in his stead. The point was not to see smiling home schoolers show us that they are anything but shy, and certainly not unsocialized. This was not about $5600 boxes of chocolate. This event was about friendship! There are hundreds if not thousands of families under the age of fifty with kids in every age bracket circumnavigating the United States every day, but only meeting a few others in their adventures. Fulltime families primarily meet older RV’ers that though often nice folk have forgotten what it is to be young and free spirited, and they don’t always want to be your friend. Events like this, allow people like us to get to know other people who’s skin is some what elastic, and can still see the humor in our youth as they pass through the various stages of their lives.
Stay true to the RV life style, make lots of friends young and old, but don’t forget to be a hermit, and lastly don’t let your children grow up lest your skin might soon sag…
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