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2024-02-09 Goliad TX TRR Rally

 Every year for the last 7 years the Texas Ramblin' Roses chapter of RVing Women has held a rally at Goliad State Park in February (yes, even the 2022 Armageddon winter). Vickie and Barbara have hosted every year. This year they were assisted by Marlene. Goliad is a small but very popular park even in February.

Some of us arrived early and had dinner at Agave Jalisco restaurant in town. Forgot pictures but dinner was good. Surprisingly our waitress didn't know what sopapillas are and didn't speak Spanish although she was Mexican.

Friday several of us drove over to the J Welch Winery which is also a farm. It's located near Victoria. They had a very nice little store behind the main building and outside seating. There were many kinds of olive oil and vinaigrettes set up for tasting. Karol is quite an expert at this and she explained that you put a little oil in the tasting cup and hold it in your palm gently swirling it. It warms and it does make a difference in taste. There were lots of other goodies like t-shirts, sweat shirts as well as wine and olive oil gifts.

Our next stop was the outside patio area where some of us tried flights of wine or individual glasses of wine along with cheesy bread, pizza, and charcuterie. It was all delicious.

Back at the park, lots of visiting or playing games like Mexican Train were popular all weekend. 

Saturday morning went into Goliad for their monthly Market Day. This was a Veteran's Memorial by the courthouse.

There were booths all around the courthouse square. Almost everyone left with a purchase of some kind.

This is the Goliad courthouse. It is beautiful and sits right in the middle of the town square like so many small town Texas courthouses.

There is some history here like the Hanging Tree.

Santa Anna's surrender was ratified.

And who wouldn't love these very colorful cows on display.

Saturday afternoon Teri had her new to her vintage RV christened by our president.

We all got a tour after she showed us the outside storage area. She is a full-timer so storage is important.

Next up was a picture of all the rally attendees.

Saturday night the hostesses treated us all to delicious chili while everyone else brought sides and desserts. Entertainment was western poems and stories. Sunday we were treated to a fantastic breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy by our great hostesses. Some of the group had to hit the road while others of us stayed around for some more relaxation. we had some wonderful warm weather for this rally this year. That isn't always true.

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