Friday August 17, 2018
If you think Thursday was fun, welcome to Friday. Go back to your favourite food truck or try a new one. Are your muscles sore from Thursday’s activities, try the morning yoga session to feel better. Join the Ukulele lessons or just come over to watch, followed by more great workshops & demonstrations. The day ends with a BBQ Beef on a Bun dinner followed by more fantastic musical entertainment.
09:00 – 09:45 Morning Yoga & Coffee
10:00 – 11:00 Group Ukulele lessons by Long & McQuade
11:15 – 12:15 Workshop & Demo 3A
Batteries and Solar for RV’s
11:15 – 12:15 Workshop 3B
Family / Team Scavenger Hunt
12:45 – 14:00 Guest Speaker 4A
3D Printed Trailer – the technology, design with Q&A
12:45 – 14:00 Workshop & Demo 4B
Arts, Crafts & Ice Cream for Kids
14:30 – 15:30 Guest Speaker; Nichole Huck and Shawn Fraser – 4 months, family of 5, 17,185 km in a 13′ boler
16:00 – 18:00 BBQ Beef-on-a-Bun
19:30 – 23:00 Feature Entertainment
So I headed for the 11:15 workshop on Solar and Batteries only to find out it was delayed to the next day as the presenters were arriving late.
I left to find a library for some free wifi and then checked out the grocery store and some other stores. Fun Fact: In the US everything at Dollar Tree is $1. In Canada, everything at Dollar Tree is $1.25 Canadian.
The weather today was the best of the four days – 81 degrees and lovely. When I was in the car, all they could talk about on the radio was how it was going to be 32 degrees tomorrow (90 degrees to us).
I came back for the Beef-On-A-Bun Dinner as was included in our registration fee. I was a volunteer for the first half. The volunteers were told our job was to clear plates when people were done eating and as there was not enough seating for everyone at once to encourage people to move on when they were done….Nice?
Then the really interesting part …… the beef on a bun was actually pulled pork on a bun. So people were to get one pulled pork on a bun, a small prepared cup of coleslaw and one scoop of beans. No dessert and no drinks! Not even water…..which would not have been a big deal if they had put in the brochure to bring your own drink but they didn’t. Well I had fun with the volunteers working with me but I don’t like pulled pork, coleslaw or beans so after my shift I headed out to find some dinner.
Very close to the park was a restaurant called “Chicken Chef” I decided to try. It reminded me of a Denny’s. The customers seemed like locals, working class, young families, seniors. I had fried chicken, salad and perogies (potato and cheddar cheese topped with sauteed onion). It was all pretty good.
After dinner I went back to the park and spent 2 hours or so walking up and down the rows, taking pictures, touring trailers, talking to the owners. The weather was perfect and it was fun and interesting to talk to everyone. I talked to one young woman when I commented on her vintage drive in movie speaker set that was playing music. She said that a friend had rewired it to be bluetooth speakers for them. She was laughing and said that she could not believe how much stuff everyone had brought for display with the trailers. She told her husband when they got here that they were the “Clampetts” from Beverly Hillbillies and made him go out and buy some stuff for their space.