2013 TCT Fall Rally at Koreshan State Historic Site Estero Florida
Nov. 2, 2013
Last night was a bit more comfortable and I was able to leave the windows opened all night never getting cold or hot, it was perfect. I started early this morning trying to get everything set up and ready for the show. By 8am it was time for a Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast provided by the Park Volunteer’s. After Breakfast everyone headed back to their trailers to finish preparing for the big open house.
Starting around 9:30 am people started to show up for the open house tours. As usual it started out a little slow but then by about 11 am there was a steady flow of visitors touring all the trailers. The Crowds were about average from years past, even with it getting quite cloudy about mid day and a few rain drops fell for a very short time. There were quite a few interesting people that came through to tour the trailers, many that remembered living in similar trailers or growing up as small children in such trailers. A few had even recently acquired a vintage trailer and were very excited to join the TCT and get involved in all the fun!
By Late afternoon the crowds thinned out and it was time for dinner. We were having a BBQ catered dinner that was Awesome! The Best BBQ I have had in a long time, both pulled pork and BBQ ribs!!! We also got to watch a wedding during dinner. There was a wedding on the other side of the huge historical house right by all our trailers and catered dinner and that was a bit fun to watch during dinner, from a distance.
When dinner was over we all made our way back towards the trailers. Some people sat around to talk before heading out tomorrow and most of us with awnings decided to take them down before the night dew made them wet in the morning. Some of the owners of smaller trailers went ahead and packed up tonight, while I just packed up the awning and most of the exterior items I had out so they would not be wet in the morning. After I had the exterior things away I joined everyone else around the campfire for a late evening of talking before we al pulled out tomorrow. A few would be leaving very early in the morning before we got up. The rest of us sat around quite late, with the time change we had extra time sort of to stay up. It didn’t seem long before it was already 10 pm and everyone was ready for a good nights rest before heading home in the morning.
I was still wide awake, and with our home town being on Central Time I would be gaining two hours tomorrow. So I decided to finish packing up most of the trailer and getting ready to pull out in the morning. I really do not plan to pull out early, but prefer not to have to pack up in the morning giving plenty of time to see everyone off as they get ready to leave in the morning. After getting the trailer all packed up I made a late trip into town to gas up. When I got back to the trailer I decided I better get a good nights sleep before the long drive home, about an eight hour drive for me!
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