Story of the September Outing:
Alamo Winnies Break the Mold
Historically, the Alamo Winnies have had a good formula for
successful monthly gatherings: campground with a clubhouse for meeting, meals,
games, movie night, and getting out of the weather, meals done as a group for
Cook’s night out at a restaurant one night and covered dish dinner another
night, other meals on own or in town, and activities of outdoor games or cards
indoors when the mood moves some. September 14-17, 2016, the Alamo Winnies broke
out of their norm in multiple ways this month’s gathering and had spectacular
fun. After a record setting rainy August, the Alamo Winnies gambled that the
weather was going to be with them as they did a true “campout” at S Llano State
Park without a club house available. What fun we had!!!
Weather was outstandingly to our favor without rain, but a bit
warm. Sunny with scattered clouds helped cool things off afternoons. We did a
cool bird watching walk one morning and
had our meeting outdoors the next morning. Afternoons the club enjoyed R&R
of ladder ball and 2x4 Jenga (truly 2x4 wood blocks) in the shade of the oaks
while others napped or read, or kept up with the football scores for everyone
else... Moving as the shade and light breezes moved us. Limited phone service
facilitated many stories and enjoyment of each other’s company… all the while
the pets enjoyed the a/c and asked to go back in when brought out by their
“parents”...and some would call us crazy for having $$$ RV’s for our pets’
We celebrated a 70th birthday with Strawberry Happy B-Day
message and Sticky bun “cake” for Marty Anderson! Had great bar-b-que at Lum’s
in Junction, TX. Enjoyed well done hotdog and burger cookouts two nights thanks
to hosts JoAnn and Larry Ryon and abundance of sides by the members. One thing
this group can do is put on a great spread!
Conclusion… breaking away from traditional group gathering
formulas is worth doing a couple times a year! Even when done in areas of
little phone and tech access. Reminds us of why we got into RV’ing! Just look
at the fun, people, and nature that was enjoyed! The group is planning more.
Martha J. Davis
- ● Maiden
voyage in a new rig...Whites downsized from 36 to 24. Journey to View 524G…
- ● Drone
- ● Camaraderie
- ● Host:
This was so easy to do! Everyone helps, doesn't demand much, and all chip in.
- ● Coopers:
(new members as of this spring) This was a new attempt? It went so well!
- ● Strawberry
beer...oops! Thought it was the last beer...but was strawberry Soda
accidentally poured into the beer.
- ● The
- ● The
wildlife we saw! Deer and fawns, armadillo scouting the campground and trails,
wild pig, fox, jack rabbits, hummingbird, axis!
- ● The
wide variety of ways to play Jenga…. Take it down and rebuild as
each block is
Everyone helped each other and cheered
as each block was removed
- ● Breezes!
- ● Awesome
coordination of 10 rigs by JoAnn through the State Park people.
- ● Green
in September in west Texas!