PORT TOWNSEND RALLY
August 9-13, 2018
Point Hudson Marina
Port Townsend, WA
Wagon Masters: Ron Mahugh and Mary Burchett
Port Townsend 4.0 is now in our rearview mirror. I think it was a great success and everyone had a great time. We had 29 coaches along with our honorary members Stan and Barbara Shackle.
The original 20 sites were filled in six days so that left us with a long standby list. We were able to secure more sites over time which allowed us to get everyone from the standby list into the rally. Edie and Bob Carter were last to get a site on Wednesday afternoon in an area that the port doesn’t list. Unfortunately, Ken and Judy Schindler had electrical problems and couldn’t stay although they did leave their potluck contribution (yummy).
Those in attendance were:
|Ed & Jeanette Block||Gary & Rosie Wright||Ken & Helen Anderson|
|Penny Paschall||Harry & Mary Carlson||Duane & Kathy Klopfenstein|
|Mike & Lynn Ashbridge||Bob & Sandie Pinney||Bill & Joan Quant|
|Steve Webber-Plank||Doug & Judy Gremmel||Bob & Lynda Fitzgerald|
|Ron & Mary Mahugh||David & Pam Schulz||Harry Salit & Fran Zaft|
|Jack & Joann Lindhorst||Bob Beers||Bob & Edie Carter|
|Dave & Sue Pierce||Tom & Dianna Schramm||Stan & Barb Shackell|
|David Burton and his friend Ginny||Dick & Nancy Harris||Dean & Sue Bjornson and grandson Fisher|
|Rodger & Colleen Wright||Gary & Irva Cooper|
|Nyle & Carla Swainston||John & Marie Turner|
Others joined us for different parts of the rally: Bret and Laura Medbury came over from Whidbey Island and brought Alex and Dianne from Alberta. Tom & Jo Selvidge also came over from Whidbey Island for a visit and Bret and Sandie Matthews drove over from Chimacum, a short distance away.
Thursday night’s hors d’oeuvres and desserts went well. There was a wide variety of food and treats. Friday night’s potluck was also great with all kinds of good eats.
The weather was good except that it was a little windy and cold on Friday night. A front was moving in and you could tell something was gonna happen. This is the first time since we’ve been putting on this rally that we have had any rain. But this year it made up for it.
Saturday morning a group of nine people did a short ride ending at Port Townsend brewery in the marina. The rain came down in buckets for about three hours while we were at the tavern. Not a bad place to wait out the storm!
Others found things to do around the area or just visited.
Saturday night was dinner on your own. Some people stayed in camp for an impromptu potluck. However, I think most everybody went into town for dinner. Mary and I had a wonderful evening with Dean, Sue and Fisher Bjornson and Ken and Helen Anderson.
That night we had a small fire and a few people joined us and we solve many of the world’s problems.
Sunday was a little hectic for Mary and I as we had the Gnome Project craft project at 10 o’clock, CPR class at 3 o’clock and a taco feed at 5 o’clock to get ready for.
The gnome project was fun and crazy. No two gnomes look alike, and each had their own distinct personality. Ron ended up helping with the Gnome Project and had a good time talking with everyone.
Next on the list Bill Beezley from the Port Townsend fire and rescue came to do a CPR and AED defibrillator class. We had 35+ participants in the class. It was a huge success. Bill was great and taught us so much. I feel confident if something happened at a rally now we have a few people who know what to do. Bill stayed a little longer than he had planned so he could help people practice on the dummies. He was coaching people and helping with technique and reassuring them that doing something is way better than doing nothing.
Next on the agenda was the taco feed. We only had 45 minutes to get tables set, get food out, go pick up the rice and ice cream. With a lot of help from many Trekkers we were able to pull the whole thing off. Thanks again to everybody who helped get the food out, put the food away and clean up.
We finished the evening with a club meeting. (See the Member’s Only area for the minutes of the meeting.)
Thanks again for coming and helping make this a successful rally.
Ron & Mary
P.S. At the business meeting I said we had no rallies planed for 2019. We now have three rallies possibly planed. The possibilities are Sequim, Washington, Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, and pre rally just before the FMCA rally.