Never mind the crowded conditions, we all had a great time which continued when we moved to the regular RV park last Sunday.
and of course bull riding.
John carried a camera as well, and got some great human interest and behind-the-scenes shots.
We’ve had a great time here in Hutchinson. The dogs have had a good time as well. One of our friends has four youngsters who thoroughly enjoyed walking them around the campground. Here are Emalee, Abigail and Claire with their four-footed friends.
John Michael took a turn leading them as well, but when I was ready to take photos, he was "helping" his dad under their truck.
The grownups spent some of their time in seminars. Many of them dealt with the HDTs and how to maintain them and our RVs, communication on the road and related topics. There were also other topics of interest to retirees or soon-to-be’s. Our friend Dale gave a great presentation on having your documents in order in case of an emergency or health issue, and John did a session dealing with issues related to long-term care insurance and who does or does not need it.
A lot of our time was spent in enjoying meals together. Pot lucks, pizza and BBQ dinners, breakfast, and "Cooking with Jay" where we learned a lot about food preparation and safety, and enjoyed the fruits of Jay's labors.
And, again this year Danielle taught line dancing classes so we could have fun as well as keep in shape after all that eating.
But much of our activity centered about the trucks. You couldn’t walk through the campground without seeing guys leaning on, working on, or working under them.
Here is a shot of the heavy duty trucks lined up for their annual portrait.
It takes about two hours to get them all into position so we can get a good shot from the top of the stadium at the fairgrounds. Several of them carry “Smarts,” or Smart Cars, on the back of their trucks so they won’t have to “double-tow” a car behind the RV. Motorcycles and a Suzuki also hitch rides on the truck bed. The Smarts and other vehicles that “ride” are also in the picture, along with their people and dogs.