Bottle of wine, well that is the WDCU motto! These guys played over when they were supposed to quit.... they loved the shiny aluminum trailers. The singer, Becky O'Keefe, sang her heart out, and was enjoyed by all! I moved the picnic tables after a few of her songs, and we all enjoyed the dancing into the night. They played until around 9:45 pm, when we moved the fire pit over near the pavillion, where we sat around until about mid-night. Yes, it started raining a while after the band stopped. Our early Saturday morning Canoe trip was cancelled (it was pouring and windy) but the 65 Caravel
and 67 Safari were up for the slight drizzle in the Pageant itself. While pulling through the crowd (and there was one watching), I heard many times..."They don't make them anymore" and "Those are the really expensive campers" and "I really really want one of those" and the " Look at those!" was pretty cool hearing. Here is what was read as we pulled through the judging area -
"Here we have the Washington DC Unit of the WBCCI – the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. The WBCCI is the official club for Airstream enthusiasts, one of the world's largest trailer & motorhome organizations composed of one make of recreational vehicle, the Airstream. This is the WBCCI’s 50th year of existence. Do they still make Airstream’s? They sure do! This year, Airstream turns 75, home based out of Jackson Center, Ohio. Interesting note: The current President and CEO of Airstream is Morris’ own Bob Wheeler, who coincidentally, marched in the Pageant of Bands from 1980 to 1983. The WBCCI is rallying this weekend in North Norwich at the Galena Park, hosted by The Baker’s of Plymouth. There is an open house tonight for the public to tour the Airstreams, from 4-6pm. So come on down and see an American Icon – the Airstream!
On Saturday afternoon, we had a great open house, even in the drizzle...and then a chicken BBQ dinner made by our local Firefighters. Sunday, we awoke to a nice Pancake breakfast with all the NY State syrup (made by a cousin of mine) put on by my Uncle who had his 68 Sovereign
at the Rally complete with my Grandfather's Leg-O-Matic chair. It was a good time had by all! I hope to see more of you all there next year too.