Day 1: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
We departed from all over the region to converge on Tybee Island, GA for the first Georgia TCT Rally in decades. Our particular caravan started in locations in North Carolina coming south and picking up several trailers along the way. By the time we reached Columbia, SC we were 8 strong with a variety of trailers: 1966 Shasta Compact, 1969 Avion, 1957 Spartan Imperial Mansion (45ft), 1968 Scotty, 1979 Airstream, 1980 Newel Coach, 1976 Airstream and a 1987 Scamp. It was certainly a sight and cars would slow and people would point… no doubt most were amazed to see the 45 ft Spartan cruising down the road.
Pulling through the small quaint tree lined streets of historic Savannah was awesome. I must say that those of us in that caravan were awestruck as we watched in amazement as Kevin Barbato effortlessly navigated those tiny streets with that big 45ft Spartan. To say we stopped traffic is an understatement; folks were stepping off the curb with their phones on the ready to snap a photo of the trailers arriving.
Over the bridge and onto the island, our energy high and our excitement overflowing for what we know will be an amazing weekend. We arrived at the campground to find a welcome committee of wonderful folks that worked tirelessly all weekend to make sure this event went off without a hitch. Once at our sites, there was a scurry to set up and enjoy a nice relaxing evening.
A small group of 30 of us headed to a local restaurant (The Crab Shack) for an amazing meal. Then headed back to our sites where we relaxed a bit around the camp fires and enjoyed a toast to the coming weekend.
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