Saturday, June 04, 2011

FMCA Northwest Rally

On Tuesday morning we got up at 4:00 am (I know, it’s hard to believe) and got ready to leave at 6:00am.  We had to meet some other RVers at the Wilsonville Rest Area at 8:30 am to caravan to the Linn County Fairgrounds where the rally was being held.  It’s located in Albany where we used to live, and we’re looking forward to revisiting the area.

We needed to be there by 10:00 because we had volunteered to be on the Security Team for the rally.  And they needed us to provide security while the vendors setup their booths.  Linda & I were manning some outside doors as the skies darkened, and a lot of hail came down.  It was very loud on the metal roof, but no damage was done.

We are boondocking at the fairgrounds and parked very close together.  But we’re next to our friends, so it’ll be fun.


We don’t have any connections, so we use the our batteries for power, and recharge them with the generator, and we use our water tank (110 gallons) for drinking and showers.  We usually can comfortably last about a week this way.

One day we visited the Carousel Museum in the historic downtown Albany where they’re creating new figures for a Carousel they will be building in Albany.



We then took a short drive up Salem, Oregon’s capital.  They have created a riverside park with a restored carousel and many other attractions.


I saw this baby and immediately thought of our grandson, Jaxson.  He just turned 8 months old and we miss him.


At the rally we attended seminars on the RV lifestyle, shopped all of the vendors, and ate way to much.  We had a great time! Our next stop will be another rally.  More good times!

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