The Heart of Dixie and Texas Ramblin' Roses Chapters of RVing Women (RVW) got together for a 5 day joint rally at Lake Livingston State Park. An event like this is always challenging for a number of reasons. First, Texas Ramblin' Roses rallies are always pretty big and then you add in the Heart of Dixie ladies. Then you add in a Texas State Park. Reservations are always a challenge at our state parks. That is why we scheduled the rally for Monday through Friday. Things were further complicated by the fact that this particular state park was closed twice for a problem with the water system. It was scheduled to open on 2 May.....our rally started 9 May so we had some tense moments waiting on the opening date. Fortunately all that went well. So well that 73 of the 80 ladies that planned to attend actually made it and checked in. The final challenge was the weather since we had no rally room. Again, fate smiled on us and we had beautiful weather all week. Yes, it was hotter than normal but the area between several of our sites was well shaded and we had a decent breeze most of the time plus evenings cooled off. Great start, right?!
Registration started on Monday at 6:00PM with our Meet and Greet. I built an xcel spreadsheet with everyone's name, site number, and phone number on it so I checked in everyone that I recognized as I saw them and checked in everyone else as they came up to the sign in sheet. It was a lot of advance work but it sure did simplify things and save a lot of time.that night.