Lots Of Familiar Faces

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152015

Yesterday was another day of seeing lots of familiar faces here at the Tampa RV Super Show. We walked our legs off, saw some interesting stuff, and met up with a lot of old friends.

The crowds inside and outside the vendor buildings were large and at times it was impossible to move until the crowd around you moved, and when they stopped, you stopped. Not my favorite way to go shopping.

It seemed like every time we turned around we were bumping into people we know, including blog reader Rod Roderick, Jim Swan and later his wife Jan, Clyde and Donna Clark, John Mosteller, Bob and Lois Nies, and Larry and Shirley Diaz. Bill and Jan Moss stopped us so Terry could sign their copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen, her popular RV cookbook. I know there were others, but I can’t remember everybody.

There were also familiar faces among the vendors. Here are Dennis and Donna Miller at their Rescue Tape booth. If you haven’t discovered Rescue Tape yet, you need to. It comes in even more handy than duct tape!

And here are Don and Barb Humes from America’s Mailbox in Box Elder, South Dakota.

Outside was just as crowded.

There were a lot of RVs on display from a lot of dealers.

General RV small

Teardrop campers are making a big comeback.

Teardrops small

I love the classic looks of Airstream trailers. We even saw one that opens in the rear. How cool is that?

Airstream small

This guy was having a lot of fun strolling through the crowd playing his washboard and selling CDs.

We got back to our motorhome, worn out and footsore, about 4:30. Soon afterward Ken and Carolyn Ledford and Dave and Donna Rumrill stopped over to pick up some bundles of the Gypsy Journal and door prizes to take to the Florida Winnebago Rally in a few weeks.

Afterward I took a nap, then after a delicious dinner of Terry’s garlic aioli, we spent the evening resting up for today’s adventures.

It’s time for a new Free Drawing, and this week’s prize is an audiobook of Gun Shy, the fifth book in Ben Rehder’s excellent Blanco County mystery series. I’m a big fan of Ben’s small town Texas series, and if you try it you will be, too. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Gun Shy

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  2 Responses to “Lots Of Familiar Faces”

  1. Lotsa familiar faces here in Quartzsite also. The big Escapees happy hour was packed.

  2. Nick, nice of you to include pictures of Don & Barb from America’s Mailbox. When they opened up their new facility, we were the first to use their garage and motel as we had a leak in the roof of our motor home and REALLY needed the facilities that they had available at that time. They’re good folks, thanks for including their picture. While it sound like you were busy and had to regrow your legs and feet, hope you and Terry have a great time at the show.

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