December is always a big month for rallying with the Texas Ramblin' Roses. It is the time we always have our annual business meeting and it always turns out to be the biggest rally of the year. We cancelled last year due to covid but we have successfully had a number of rallies since then with no problems. Everyone was notified in advance that masks would be required inside just as they were for all our rallies in 2021 and we spent lots of time outside. Skyline Ranch has a great rally room which is very large and Bandera is always a fun place to visit.
Mary Jane and I arrived a day early so we took advantage of that time to take a drive along the river in Bandera and found this great Christmas trail in the park.
Each display was sponsored by a business or organization.
Bandera is a popular place for RVing so it was not surprising to find an "RV" on display.
The Texas flag is not backwards......I was just on the back side of the display.
We had some great presentations at the rally. Mary Ann gave a great demonstration of how to use and care for a stand-alone generator. She has two that she hooks together to power her big 5th wheel when she doesn't have hookups.
Olivia gave a fantastic cooking demonstration illustrating how there is no reason not to eat well when traveling in your RV.
Although she did the demonstration in the rally room, she set everything up on a small table to show that this can easily be done even in a small RV.
She used an induction burner with a cast iron frying pan.
Pasta was cooked separately and added at the end. Looks good and tastes even better.
And here is the recipe. I think a lot of women decided they could do a lot better at cooking in their RVs.
Next up, Brenda and Marla talked about what you should include in your RV First Aid Kit.
They demonstrated how you could use the items in addition to other common items.
Finally, Lisa showed us how to make some very cute Christmas items and easily create a water color painting.
She left all the supplies out so anyone could try them out.
Next up, the four Texas Ramblin' Roses officers prepared dinner on the grill for everyone.
They had fun and so did we. There were some songs and jokes during the process.
Everyone had a great time including the cooks.
Nancy gave us all a preview of what we might expect to see at the RVW Convention in September.
Saturday night after another dinner provided by the chapter, we were treated to a performance by the Banjoys, an all girl group that performs every week in Fredricksburg. They entertained us once before at another rally and everyone loved it. They play guitar, banjos, mandolins, drums, and sing too.
Sunday afternoon, a few of us drove up to Medina and had lunch at the Apple Store, always a good time.
All good times must come to an end and it certainly was a great way to end our RVing rallies for the year. there is another rally coming up in January but I didn't make a reservation because I thought I would be recovering from hip surgery. Unfortunately, they scheduled me for February!