Sounds like driving on in to the dealership was a good decision, Evelyn, and now gives you a bit more breathing room.
I'll bet you slept like the dead last night.
Here in Palmetto Cove....it has been a bit of an experience thus far that I was not anticipating, and I have struggled with a rare bad mood the past 2 days.
I debated whether to write about this, and decided I would....carefully.
Starting with....a mean spirited co-owner here, who takes his golf cart and retraces where I let Lily run early morning, in a large, open area adjacent to the campground....looking to see that I have picked up after her.
Me, who is carrying poop bags leaving, and frigging full ones as I return.
Every..time..I walk her...out there...for the past 6 days...I see him take his cart out to check behind me.
We had a few words over this yesterday, after he followed Lily & I out there on his little golf cart.... and told me their rules are that dogs are to be leashed at all times, everywhere
, even there.
He also admitted that his excursions behind me were to check that I had picked up after Lily..."because everyone doesn't".
I told him what I thought, quietly but clearly.
He later came to my site to tell me the co-owners had had a little pow-wow, and that pet owners would be allowed to let their dogs exercise, supervised, in that large, open area. That makes perfect sense, now why was that so hard.
This same man also drives his cart slowly around the campground every morning, checking sites closely
Good to see more friends rolling in, tho Joseph and Gabrielle are not going to be able to make it.
Greg & Bonnie arrived yesterday, two of the warmest, kindest hearts ever....but other than those I know, there has been the last couple of days, as the place has begun to fill up, more of a "WBCCI rally" feel here, and I don't mean that in a good way.
Insiders, and outsiders, and I am not alone in this observation.
Several units represented with multiple rigs here, and this gathering now seems to be dominated
by WBCCI members....they hanging together by unit, at one or the others sites, rather clique-ish...even when in very close proximity, largely ignoring those of us without such ready-made groups....no smiles or extension of warmth, no "pull up a chair and join us"...nothing, and some not even speaking to, or making eye contact with, any but their own. Behaviors that women, especially, can be prone to.
It wasn't what I expected, nor what I have experienced over the years with the smaller, more camaraderie-focused, Alumalina group. This rally moved to this site last fall, was joint with WBCCI, and is now more WBCCI than AirForums.
It isn't the same rally.
John & Susan Leake did arrive yesterday afternoon, with their sidekicks Terry & Ann...those two couples, close friends, the organizers of this rally since the beginning....all good
, decent, warmhearted, kind people...and they began pulling things and people together. Sigh.
It will be different here now...there will always be a group going where all are welcome and encouraged to pull up a chair.
Because....that's the way they do it.