Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Sunday, July 22, 2012

May 2012 Spring Rally in Salisbury, MA

May 16-19, 2012

What better way to start off one of the North East Truck Camper rallies than to have truck camper friends at your house first. Pam and Tom were seeing a bit of Maine and stopped by at Camp Brown. Well we had actually stalked them down in the LL Bean parking lot and captured them but all in fun. Tom had a great time with Joe's power washer getting some of that Maine mud off.

Fun to see two big Chalet campers side by side. Had a great evening cooking, yakking, having a few rum drinks and deciding to caravan to the rally in Salisbury, MA. Poor Tom said he'd follow us, never knowing that my usual turnpike speed is 62-64 mph.

We "rafted" the campers up near Jayne/Rob and Toni/Ron and Jayne's daughter and two grandsons. What delightful kids they were. Toni held a wine tasting to try to introduce me to the joys of good quality wine. Enjoyable but I'll watch the girls from the safety of my scotch. We had a special treat when Guy's wife, Louise Anne joined us and told a few Guy tales.

Mike Tassinari had his usual superb slate of events. We learned new ways to clean a camper, took part in Torklift's North East treasure hunt, cooked hot dogs, enjoyed a schedule of camper showings, a fabulous lobster feast, Bingo, 50/50 and raffle with great prizes plus the Sunday morning men cook/women eat breakfast. Unfortunately I didn't take photos as I was just having too much fun. You can see extensive pictures of this rally on Truck Camper Magazine's article called Lobstah Bash

Here is Guy resting up from all that breakfast cooking.

There was a lot of time at this gathering to socialize, visit other campers, talk about trips done and planned. Weather couldn't have been any more perfect - 65-70F and sunny. Mike has also planned several more summer gatherings.

Wonder if Cabela's realizes that every time we stop to dump the tanks headed home that we actually do go in and shop? There is always something in the back bargain bin. If you do stop at Cabela's (exit 42 on I-95 headed north), the pizza and salads at Portland Pie across the parking lot are excellent.

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