What a blast we had again this year. The weather was PERFECT 40's in the morning, high 70's in the afternoon - barely a hint of rain all week - clear, blue sky - and stars - all week long.
Halloween night truely has to be experienced in the park - sort of what Halloween was in Small Town America in the 50's and 60's. Everyone dresses up, and the kids are safe to roam the campground and try for the best treats around.
We had a "Pirate" theme again this year, and gave out copious quantities of Mardis Gras beads and various sugar and chocolate treats. The weather was great, crowds were sparse, and no lines to speak of.
I did 2000 miles in 5 days of driving, and really did not get tired...400 miles the first day, 300 the second - did the Florida Cave State Park (great park and great small cave) on the way down, and 300 miles the third day. Going back we left at 8:30 in the morning, and 13 hours and 600 miles later we were in the New Orleans area of Louisiana. An easy 400 miles later we were back in Houston. The 3/4 ton "shortie" Dodge van and the 31' trailer are a pretty good match. I averaged about 10 mpg with the 360 cid gasser, but was never really in the "Max MPG" mode. Filled up with $1.93 gas in East Houston when I got back on Sunday, Nov.2.
As last year, we stayed in Loop 300. Lots of advantages for this loop - close to transportation, pet friendly, and seems to be very Halloween oriented.
There were about a half dozen other AirStreamers in the park on Halloween week - mostly newer units - one new unit had no idea of either WBCCI OR the Forums - he had picked up his new '06 AS on a "fire sale" off of e-bay. He threw in a lowball offer and it was accepted. Another was a retired engineer who was full timing in the park - and had recently hired on full time with Disney as a "Character Keeper". One other, a '88 Excella 1000 was in one of the "retirees" loop - owned since 1991 by a retired Proctor and Gamble warehouseman, it had been there for about a month. The owner graciously took time to regale us of tales of his 17 years of retirement and travel in the Excella.
There was a gathering of about a dozen TAB trailers in one of the Western Loops - they all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
I'm all for a Forum gathering next year, but it HAS to include Haloween Night.