There was a line waiting when the doors opened at 8:30 on Sat. Oct 12. By the time the first seminar started at 9:00 am, nearly 100 people were roaming the lot looking at RVs. A few dozen settled in for donuts and coffee and the first seminar on winterizing your RV. Some folks attended nearly every seminar and others drifted in and out, catching a seminar here and there, roaming the lot in between. It was very relaxed and everyone seemed to be having fun.
The pigs were roasting on the spit, and some of the kids were having fun learning a new craft. The Seminars continued, with presentations on TV satellite systems for RVs, RV appliances and how to keep your RV from developing roof leaks. There was a lot of friendly camping conversation around our campfire, which, like most campfires, smoked a little bit.
Background music was provided by, “Rick and Donny”, the popular NW Indiana accoustic guitar act. Their rendition of Beetles favorites and other
popular songs was just right for the outdoors, campsite atmosphere.
The elevated rear patio of the Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler 5th Wheel made a perfect stage for their performance.
Everyone enjoyed a fine lunch of roast pork, baked beans, potato salad and dessert.
Representatives of RV manufacturers were mingling and chatting with campers all day, as were some members of the press. During a short noon intermission, the President of Grand Design RV, Don Clark, cut the ribbon and presented the keys to Camp-Land management for the 1000th Solitude 5th Wheel Camper manufactured at the new Grand Design plant in Middlebury, IN.
As the beautiful, sunshine-filled day came to a close, a number of visitors came to me to express their appreciation for the day’s hospitality and events. That means a lot to me and especially to all the members of the Camp-Land team who spent many long hours planning and preparing for the Festival. Thank you all for coming.