Here is the bus parked in lot J1, 53rd st. We were lucky to get a spot on the edge of the crowd. Welcome to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Striplings General Store, "You never sausage a place", John had one of their sausage sandwiches and wished he hadn't sausaged the place, he threw it away. Georgia Poultry capital of the World, Horses, RV's straight, sheep swine cattle turn right. Guess with the horses is better than with the swine, Welcome FMCA outhouse, Not all Who Wander are Lost.
Sunset at the Court of Honor. Not sure what they are honoring, but a nice spot at sunset. Sunset over the sea of RV's.
Another fun day at the RV rally. I saw this sign that said This is the site of the 1996 FMCA winter rally, a record 6,632 coaches registered. This year 2,800 coaches registered, not as many, but a huge amount in one place. I took a class from Jim and Chris, the Geeks On Tour about technology for RV's- internet, phones, GPS's etc. I am taking all of the classes they are teaching this rally. At my first rally in 2010-first year on the road I learned how to make this blog from them, and am still doing it. A giant TV and fireplace in a rig at the exhibits, a man asleep on a bed at the exhibits, the guy demoing the swiss peeler has a cabbage leaf on his head, a RV with two porches. The exhibits were packed. There were so many they were in two buildings. The outside coach sales area was huge too.
The insides of a couple new coaches. Too many bells and whistles (who needs a fireplace and dishwasher??) for us. Next to these our coach looks pretty plain Jane, but it is the fanciest place we have ever lived. Sunset over the outdoor exhibits.
We missed Thomas Michael Riley's country music, it was while we were having dinner, but we made it to Big Mike and the Booty Papa's blues, R and B, country and classic rock. People were dancing in the aisles. There are concerts for each of the next 3 nights too. This is Friday nights concert. It was a group called the Grapevine. They were supposed to play hits from the 60-80's. They played hits I didn't listen even then. John called it elevated elevator music, we didn't stay long. Out front were a ton of golf carts. People seem to travel in them, scooters and motorized bikes. The streets are dangerous, because no one watches where they are going.
Here is an aerial photo of the rally. They took it Weds, before everyone arrived, so imagine all the lots full. 2,800 RV's. We are on the edge by the arrow. I got this book at the book exchange, John has been trying to take it away from me!
I went to a few more classes today. Also the Ladies social. It was fun, the local historical society gave a fashion show of old clothing and gave the history of the people who had worn them. I had to leave early to go to my taking photos with my smartphone and missed the drawing for door prizes. There was rain today and clouds for this nice sunset.
Looks like the bus is on fire during the sunset. We had rain and lightening after this. The entertainment tonight was the Macon Pops. They were better elevator music than the group last night, but still elevator music, so we only stayed for a few songs.
John had the bus washed and waxed today. Looks great. Also while we were here the tow bar was serviced, and mechanics worked on the door lock. It is cool that at these rallies you can also have work done, they come to the coach. I watched a magician show at lunch to day, this afternoon I went to a K-9 demo that was very interesting. This evenings entertainment was a comedian, Joanne Robertson. She was the best of the evenings entertainments.