Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring Adventure Part III - The Blue Ridge Rally


Held this year for a second time at Big Meadow Family Campground, in Townsend Tennessee -- 65 trailers of Tabbers and former Tabbers descended on the peaceful side of the Smokies.  Hosted by Sharon Sigmon and Splash Tab, along with assistance from her sister Becky... this is the rally highlight of my year.  As evidenced by the growing numbers, lots of people feel the same.  The rally is now attended by R-Pods, Roadtreks, Airstreams, Transit Vans, Lance trailers, a Sonic, and of course - a plethora of T@Bs.  Sharon will tell you, once you are part of the Blue Ridge family... you are always a Blue Ridger.  I've never met a more welcoming group of people.  There is so much to do and see, and you can participate as much... or as little...as you'd like.  I was having such fun this year, I forgot to take photos but here are a few highlights from the week!
Our campsite at BRR
Florida meets Redneck - sign contest
Bear sighting!

Cade's Cove Driving Tour 







We had a pancake breakfast, a potluck, bingo, corn hole, Bill's now-famous Happy Dance Party to start the day. There were drives to Gatlinburg and the NOC store there, along with Pigeon Forge and the Lodge and Coleman outlets.   We toured a winery, had a free tasting (or three), some went horseback riding, on a hayride or fly fishing in the Little River. 



Lois, Elaine and Bill gave a dutch oven cooking presentation.


Townsend held it's annual Old Timer's Festival with local crafts and music and fresh fried pies.




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Sharon held a make-a-sign party and accommodated all of us and our various camper shapes!




Grace and I had a great time and can't wait for next year!!


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