From Beth Holcomb
The 3rd annual TCT Antique Alley Rally was held on July 28-31, 2022, at the Cider House Campground in Bouckville, NY. A total of 37 trailers (including one truck camper!) and 63 people rolled in on Thursday to attend the rally. Most folks hailed from New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, however, two traveling TCT members from Washington state who were in the Northeast saw the rally listing online and made a detour to attend!
Friday’s activities included an interesting presentation by the Chenango Canal Association, whose volunteers provide education about and maintenance of the Chenango Canal which runs parallel to the campground and was built between 1834-1837 to link the Erie Canal and the Susquehanna River. A quick drive took us to one of the canal locks that is still mostly intact. Friday evening featured a pizza and salad dinner followed by Bingo which was a big hit!
Saturday started out on the right foot with coffee and fresh, delicious donuts, cinnamon rolls, and coffee cake from a local bakery. A public open house was held from noon to 3:00 p.m. that also featured a beautiful collection of classic and antique cars owned by locals. Rally attendees gathered for a fabulous BBQ dinner and the night was topped off by live music under the stars (and an appearance by the International Space Station!).
The coffee was plentiful on Sunday morning as everyone gathered to say farewell and then pack up for the trip home. A big thank you to everyone who attended the rally and made it such a pleasure to host! Thanks also to Ruth, Jim, Charlie and Dale at Cider House Campground for taking such great care of us. Lastly, endless thanks to my family and friends, Dave, Lori, Andrew, Becca, Suzanne, Brandon and Haleigh, for your help…the rally wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!