Cascadia RVW July Event
Rest-a-While RV Park
Hoodsport, WA
July 21-23, 2017

  The sun was shining and the temperatures were about perfect as almost fifty people in thirty-two rigs gathered for the July Cascadia event, near Hoodsport, WA. Our event captains, Peggy and Marilee, planned a “South of the Border” weekend which was full of the usual fun, food, and games, as well as time to kick back and catch up with friends.
   The weekend officially opened with a Meet ‘n Greet time on Friday evening, followed by a “South of the Border” appetizer and salad potluck. No one went away hungry, unless by choice. We were introduced to a large number of new members and guests, ten in all. Each was assigned a “buddy” to help them get assimilated into our large and rowdy group and judging by their level of participation during the weekend, that plan was a big success.  After dinner and dog walking, thirty of the group returned to the clubhouse to play games – Poker, 5 Crowns, Ten, and Samba.
   Our charity for this month was Meals on Wheels and, thanks to the generosity of our members, we raised $443.00 for this organization.
   Saturday morning the book club convened to discuss The Bees by Laline Pauli, led by Penny as Michele, our regular leader, was called away to deal with a family problem. As it turned out, this book was probably the least favorite of any of the books we have read recently, but it did generate some interesting discussion. Next month we will be reading The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner and the discussion will be led by Lois Chancellor. September’s, book will be Etta, Otto, Russell and James by Emma Hooper.
   Saturday afternoon was a Piñata Party where anyone who wished could be blindfolded, spun around, and given a plastic bat to attempt to beat the stuffing out of the military grade piñatas Peggy and Marilee provided. After much effort by multiple people, the candy was finally freed and everyone got their sugar fix. We all agreed later that perhaps a piece of rebar would have been more effective than the plastic bats, but probably wouldn’t have been as much fun.
   Dinner, which was a baked potato bar, was furnished by the club and it was delicious, with every topping one could want. After dinner the 50/50 drawing was done, making Kaija a very happy camper and the club a little wealthier. Everyone was invited to return to the clubhouse, after tending to their pets, to play in a Mexican Train Tournament, complete with prizes. There was a good turnout for this as well and even though Lynda would probably agree that it was like herding cats, she got us organized and we all had a good time.
   Sunday morning we strolled around the campground en route to christening six new rigs and sent everyone off with our fine rendition of “Happy Trails” and our own homegrown version of “Going to the Campground.” We will be in Westport for our August event where the big activity will be our auction.

Elaine Ploegstra
July Scribe



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