Get a group together who share a common interest and you can bet there will be lots of conversation and great fun.
On May 15-17, a group of fiberglass RV owners gathered at Shakamak State Park south of Terre Haute, Ind. Travelers from Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois attended the rally to share the history of their fiberglass RVs, do a good bit of visiting and share some great down-home cookin’, according to the Greene County Daily World, Linton, Ind.
Small fiberglass campers are generally egg-shaped. Makers of these tiny, compact RVs are Casita, Scamp, Companion and Trillion, which is a Canadian model.
Karen Wilkes of Linton shared her thoughts about the rally: “There were an even dozen ‘eggs’ at this get-together. It’s our fifth one. My husband Bill and I attended our first rally five years ago at Spring Mill Park. We had purchased a Companion RV and wanted to get some ideas for remodeling. Our ‘egg’ needed some help. We ended up using an Americana theme and everything is red, white, and blue inside and out.”
She continued, “We get together as an interest group and share stories and some tall tales. … By Saturday, everyone had pulled in and the whole crew enjoyed a fish fry. Roy, who hails from Greencastle, wears two hats. He helps plan the rallies and he is an avid fisherman. He caught our dinner, filleted all the fish, and we had a pitch-in. At our rallies, the age groups represented are 10 years through a young 73 year old. We spend some time going through one anothers campers and talking about modifications that were made. One lady always checks out our camper to see what’s new … she’s trying to keep up with the re-modifications. Another couple have a fifth-wheel that they have done in a ’70’s theme complete with bright orange and green decor.”
The group decided to include awards as part of their get-togethers. These awards include longest distance traveled, youngest attendee and the oldest member of the group.
Wilkes went on to say, “My husband, Bill, wasn’t too keen on attending our first rally. Now, he has acquired the title of ‘fire bug’. At our first rally, he found the perfect stick to stir and poke around a campfire. He has carried this with him to each rally. Generally, our group of campers depends on us to provide firewood. That keeps everyone from taking up room hauling wood to the rallies. One evening, we left the campground and didn’t get back til around 9 p.m. When we pulled in to our area, we didn’t see a soul. There wasn’t a light on anywhere and not a sound. We couldn’t believe that everyone had gone to bed. Sure enough, as we pulled up to our circle of camper eggs, everyone was gathered around a huge fire that they had started while we were gone. The group hadn’t needed the services of the ‘fire bug’ that evening.”