Saturday, September 10th
Today we got up early and drove to Canton, Tx to attend the Heartland Owners Club North Texas Rally. Even though we didn't tow our rig, we missed seeing our Heartland "Family", so away we went!
We met them at the ExploreUSA between Canton and Wills Point- they were sponsoring lunch for us that day, and letting us look around at all the new coaches, including the redesign of the Oakmont, rebranded at BigHorn Traveler.
We had a good time looking at coached and visiting with folks.
After that we went and checked into the local Motel 6, took a brief nap, went by and got our "potluck" item (Fried Pies from Bakers Ribs) then headed over to visit with everyone at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.
We sat outside and visited with folks, also watched fellow Heartlanders work on a member's coach that had an issue, until time for the potluck.
At the potluck we had a good time visiting with more folks, and participating in the "brown bag white elephant". Everyone was to bring "something they no longer want" in a brown bag, as a gift. The gifts were numbered, and everyone got a random number. It was great fun to see how some items were random stuff, some were gag gifts, and some were useful to someone and not to others. There was some trading of items also at the end. We are definitely going to consider this for our rally!
After that, we went over to the Moses' rig for more visiting, until about 10:15, when we decided to head to the hotel for the night.
Sunday, Sept. 11
We headed back over to the park for continental breakfast. Many folks were staying on another day, so we got to visit some more. We missed getting it see some folks that left, but we were glad we stopped in to say goodbye to many. We left about 10:30am to head back to home.
We stopped in at Bucees for fuel, then hit the road. We also decided since we didn't have rig or cats to stop in at Camping World in Burleson. We picked up a few things we needed like a new water hose, a vent cover and some caulk.
We got home about 3ish, and the kitties we're glad to see us!
All in all, a fun time.
Saturday, Sept 17th
Due to strong storms the night before, Tony's football game was cancelled before it got started so he was home by 9:450pm! We had talked about going to the Southwest RV Supershow at Market Hall in Dallas this weekend, but didn't know what day. We decided to go on Saturday, so Sunday we could take it easy.
We got going about 11:00, and stopped in Weatherford to eat. We got to the RV show about 1:30, and had a good time looking at Heartland products, talking to reps, salespeople and people touring the rigs.
We left about 5:00 to head home, and stopped at MiCocina in Ft Worth to eat diner. The sun was setting making seeing the exit difficult, and we missed our exit. We took the next one and tried to cut back to the highway, but soon found ourselves in a "not so good-looking" neighborhood, which included an old run-down convenience store that was now a "HipHop R Us" clothing store, with hand lettered sign. I guess it's good to know where a "HipHop R Us" is located in case we need some attire in the future, lol!
We made it back to the highway and to our destination, and had a wonderful meal. We miss MiCocina's style of Mexican food, so it was extra yummy, especially after a long day of driving and walking around the convention center!
We got home about 9:00pm. Another fun (RV related) time!