February 12 to 15, 2007 - Gypsy Journal Rally in Casa Grande, AZ

On February 12th we drove 73 miles to the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande, AZ for the first Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally.  About 1/3rd of the RV2WaySat rally attendees also came to this rally, some arrived on the 11th.  We had a nice 15AMP water and electric campsite:

Here is a slightly later picture showing the satellite dish and the awning extended.  Notice another green and gold Dutch Star behind us, it was the only other one of that color scheme at the rally and we were together just because we arrived about the same time.  There were 185 RVs at the rally.

Opening ceremonies:

Phil recognized Bill about when Bill recognized Phil:

Diane helping with door prizes along with others:

Bill went on the motorhome roof and took pictures.  Off in the distance is Nick and Terry Russell's RV, they write and publish the Gypsy Journal newspaper.

A close-up of where Nick and Terry are located, they have the roof mounted satellite dish in the middle of the picture:

More scenes from the roof:

Our neighbor's awnings are green while ours are beige, one difference from 2003 to 2004:

Butch doesn't realize Bill is taking his picture:

Off in the distance are the 0.98 meter internet satellite dishes of Larry, John W, and Don

Straight north:

Hanging out:

John W and Don's motorhomes with their big satellite dishes.  By the end of the rally Don had "Blue Thunder" stenciled on the front of his Bluebird:

Phil and Joy's "Penny the Pace":

A serious motorhome:

We were being watched:

Nick and Terry posing for pictures:

More pictures

Evita didn't like the fairgrounds much, the county pound was next door and the dogs were barking all night.  She decided to sleep under the chair for some reason.

We only ate in town once and it was only at Golden Corral.  We did have a nice potluck the last day of the rally with our neighbors.

We had a great time at this rally and it was a successful rally.  We met some people we will keep in touch with and others we already knew. 

We were glad the temperatures stayed moderate so we did not miss running the air conditioner.

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