Well, we’re having a great time at the 56th Escapade, this time it’s in the Champlain Valley area of northern Vermont, just about 100 miles south of the Canadian border.
I’d like to share some photos with you of our stay, but the “free” WiFi here at the fairgrounds is virtually non-existent and I done want to use up all my “gigs” on my Verizon MiFi before my month is up.
So I’ll just have to upload them at some point when I’m able to connect to a real WiFi signal.
There’s just about 800 RV’ers here in all ages, shapes, and sizes and the rigs they drive or pull behind them are all ages, shapes, and sizes as well. As we walk through the aisles on our way to the seminars and social events each day, Kathy and I often comment to each other “Wow – Look at that one over there!” sometimes because it’s just a plain beautiful RV (kind of like looking at a classic car or sharp motorcycle), or sometimes because they’ve got some goofy thing in the windshield or hanging from their patio awning.
Some have brought the kids with them, many have brought their dogs or cats along, but most are either couples or singles. Some are still working (from their rigs) and most are full-time RV’ers having sold their sticks-n-bricks homes and hit the road looking to see the country. While some are “newbies”, many have enjoyed this lifestyle for 10 or more years, traveling from state to state as they see fit when the mood strikes them to move on.
Attending the seminars, we’ve learned about subjects like; fire safety, tire safety, RV gadgets, supplemental braking systems (for the toad) and there are still 3-1/2 more days to come.
The Escapade is characterized as an educational experience disguised as fun. Along with the seminars, there’s lots of social time, happy hours, music, dances and such along with a vendor fair displaying all the latest and greatest “must-haves” for RV’ers and a dealer from California brought in about 30 new coaches for everyone to tour through and dream about. (Kathy made me leave our checkbook at home)
To find out more about the Escapee’s RV Club, follow this link