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Sunday, 9/26/2010: Back House Safely After Excel Fall Rally

We made it back from the rally safely and uneventfully Sunday.  Check out time is 11 AM, we didn't quite make that deadline.  After many H&H (handshakes & hugs) we left about 11:36.  We made good time, drove 142.2 miles and got back to the storage lot about 2PM.  We got a bit of rain overnight and a cold front moved in.  It was mostly cloudy but not raining when we got up.  Stayed dry all morning, but as we were getting on 81 south it looked like it could rain anytime.  We did get rain/sprinkles on and off until about Charlottesville, then it cleared up and was sunny the rest of the way back.  Terri called ahead to the storage lot and asked them to unlock a gate that's not normally used.  It's much easier backing into our space through that gate.  So glad they're so accommodating.

I think the rally was a success.  Everyone seemed to have a really good time.  Thursday night we had fried turkeys, Friday was barbecued chicken, and Saturday night was a whole roasted pig.  Everyone brought side dishes or deserts each night potluck style.  It was your own fault if you left hungry.  Saturday afternoon they had a horseshoe tournament, we just watched and talked to others sitting around us.  Then, before dinner Saturday night we had the Club meeting.  Mark and Kim volunteered to be wagon masters for the fall rally in NC next year.  It was also decided that a one time fee of $50 would be collected from each couple to increase the club fund in order to cover rally expenses.  Also, the annual dues increased from $20 to $30.  It was really great seeing many of the people we had met at the Spring Rally and to meet new people too.  Too many to list here, but it really was nice seeing all of them again.

We only forgot two things before we left today, that we know of.  It was brought to our attention that we had left a bedroom window open and the step courtesy light on.  We got both taken care of before we left thanks to our rally friends.  This is only our third time out ever, so I think that was pretty good.  Hopefully we can get back out again before Winter sets in.

Just a quick explanation about the title today.  House is our sticks & bricks where we currently live, home is our Excel.

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