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Day 2 of the NuRVers Rally Closing Out
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Mar 06 2009, 7:08 am - By KevsKnight

Another beautiful day closes out in Texas on the NuRVers rally. The weather was again remarkable, with a constant reminder that in Texas, the sun will shine and the wind will remind you that everything is a potential dust collector!

The day started out pretty slow, with Damien joining me for coffee at a little after 9am. The group slowly assembled at The Pavilion, and macked on fruit and fresh baked cinnamon rolls, chased with plenty of coffee and juice. It appears that a trademark of the NuRVer is a very broad view of what hours actually make up "morning". As the troups gathered slowly at The Pavilion, many stories of the night before circulated - and mostly everyone survived unscathed.

During our morning discussions, we decided that this day would best be served by us de-toxing, and getting things done as we saw fit. After a small amount of appeasing some needful clients, a few of us took a walk along the river, while Bryan and Cat got busy working on their recently purchased Class A remodel. The won the Industrius Prize for the day!

At the latter part of the afternoon, our group was finally complete with the arrival of Emmymau and lexmachine! We were all very happy to finally meet them, and found out that they fit into our group perfectly! Its always great to meet new people, and to find people as interesting and fun as Emmy and Lexie is like hitting the jackpot. Now, if they can just put up with us for a few more days....

Once Happy Hour! rolled around, everyone was back in top shape, and hunger became an immediate need. Out of very little planning, Day 1 dinner was a vegetarian delight, but Day 2 dinner overcompensated with being a carnivour fest! No complaints were heard around the dinner tables, and everyone contributed some delicious grub.

After the food was put away, the mood was still pretty mellow, and I figured that everyone had used up their Party the night before. I was considering putting on a movie, getting some games out, doing something for a calm evening. I was wrong. Things ramped up and we once again threw it down! The evening weather was extremely beautiful, and we ended up whooping it up until it got late enough to start shushing the crowd periodically (I seem to always draw the Noise Abatement duty).

The best thing about getting together with a group of people like this is the sense of community that is felt. Conversation is easy - there are so many common bonds between the people that live a non-traditional, adventurous life as we do. We typically have very similar joys - not having a house to maintain, the freedom of being where we want, meeting new people. We also share a lot of pain points - finding a cool place to park for a while, being around people that look at us oddly because we don't fit the typical mold, fixing stuff on our rigs. But I think the consensus of the gatherers is that it is the friendship bonds that we make by meeting people like this is what makes fulltime RVing "home".

Its good to be home with my friends.

Good night from Day 2!


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Mar 06 2009, 4:52 pm - Replied by: travelfables

Thanks 4 sharing the pics (so those of us who did not get to come this time can play vicariously). Glad it went swell for you guys…
Mar 13 2009, 12:00 am - Replied by: Emmymau

It was wonderful fun!  We shall save our pennies so we can attend the next one...it's in the works, right?  :) 

Also:  stickers?

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Mar 13 2009, 3:48 pm - Replied by: KevsKnight

Emmymau wrote:
It was wonderful fun!  We shall save our pennies so we can attend the next one...it's in the works, right?  :) 

Also:  stickers?

Stickers... :)

I messed around with the design a bit for the stickers. I am going to send it to my sticker guy to see if he has any cool ideas.

I have two more days of summaries to post too! Dang! Got hit with grown up responsibility stuff as soon as we got done out there. Take me back!!!

I have washboard abs. They are just hidden under 50#s of laundry.
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