Sep 242011

We can spend months searching for a fantastic venue to hold an RV rally, we can recruit the best seminar presenters in the world, and we can bring in vendors offering the finest products at the best prices. We can plan every detail to the nth degree. But, the one thing we cannot control is the weather. And so far, the weather here in Celina hasn’t been very cooperative. In fact, it has kind of sucked.

We have had rain off and on almost every day, and it looks like we still have more on the way. But never fear, we WILL have fun! Because that’s what we do. 🙂

It rained hard all night Thursday, and off and on much of yesterday. It may not have been raining cats and dogs, but apparently it was raining catfish! But I’ll get back to that in a minute.

In spite of the bad weather, we had several more RVs pull in during the day, and I got them parked as they arrived. So far, everybody has been happy with their parking options, and we have not had any complaints.

Unlike some RV rallies, where all of the rigs are parked in long, uniform lines, here at the fairgrounds in Celina, we are parking them randomly all over the place. It may not look as pretty, but we can assure everybody will have plenty of space, and everyone should have 30 or 50 amp power, as needed.

RVs Celina fairgrounds

Okay, back to those catfish. Jack Allen had a mess of catfish that needed cooking, so he invited a bunch of us to a potluck yesterday afternoon. And one thing about RVers, if somebody mentions food, they come running!

People arriving

Jack, his wife Nell, and mother-in-law Blondie handled the frying, and they obviously knew what they were doing, so I kept out of the way.

Jack Allen Nell Blondie

Meanwhile the rest of us sat around swapping lies. I’m not sure what everybody here is laughing about, but it’s probably something absolutely brilliant that I said. 🙂  

Dinner group 2

All of that talking came to an abrupt end when they started serving up the catfish, along with hush puppies, sweet potato fries, baked beans, and a lot of other goodies. Because we all may like visiting, but we LOVE eating!

Dinner group

Now, to be honest, I am not really a catfish fan, but this was goooood!!! 🙂 Jack and his two pretty assistants really know how to cook up a bunch of fish! I won’t say that we all stuffed ourselves, but more than one RV’s springs groaned when everybody went back inside our homes on wheels. 

Miss Terry is still working on the name tags for the rally, but we have just about everything else finished, as far as our pre-rally tasks. Today we’ll park any other RVs that arrive, and get the Junior Fair Building set up for Registration, the vendor booths, Book Swap Table, and Open Crafts. A number of vendors are here already, and we want them to be set up and ready to do business when folks start coming in to register tomorrow.  

Bad Nick knows that with all of the rally activity going on, it’s going to be hard to find the time to do anything, so yesterday he wrote a new Bad Nick Blog post titled Times Are Tough All Over. Check it out and leave a comment.

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  5 Responses to “It’s Raining Catfish!”

  1. I noticed the silver table in the front of the picture. Is that one of those that rolls up? I have looked at them online and wondered how sturdy they were. Do you know anything about it Nick? I have a small class B and that would be a perfect table to carry if it is any good. Thanks!!!

  2. the fish and all the goodies that went with them sure was good. Both of us waddled home after an enjoyable get together.

  3. Sandee,
    Yes, it is. We had one for a while and it was okay, Not super sturdy if you want to put heavy items on it, but good for medium duty use.

  4. Nick… Have you ever considered offering to hold your rallies in drought stricken regions? Take bids from arrid regions such as Texas. Your track record with ratn soaked rallies will surely up the bids…

    Good luck &a have a dynamite rally. See you in Yuma.

  5. Thanks Nick. I was thinking of using it when we went camping for cooking under the awning. Just for a small table top grill and a a propane griddle and some food. Just didn’t know if it would flip, with the grill on one end. Currently we use a regular 2 x 4 table, put I’m always looking for smaller versions of things to haul!

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