We held our 2021 fall rally in the wonderful city of San Antonio, Texas.
The city is rich in history, culture, and booming with modern attractions. It invites visitors to discover what is old and explore what is new, and possesses beautiful parks and green spaces with miles of hiking and biking trails. It caters to tourists with festive seasonal events, local shopping, dining, and was a great location to host a rally. In fact the Alamo KOA turned out to be the best park to hold a large rally; it’s a beautiful, well-operated RV park amid 40 acres of pecan trees, located just 10 miles from downtown attractions by a city bus route (it’s’s also a generational-owned family park who also owns a Leisure Travel Van and was a member of our chapter).
It takes an expert (Charlie White) to get this large crowd of attendees in the photo. Getting everyone there, standing together, and cooperating with the photographer — thanks to everyone in the photo and to Charlie White.
We had a crew of volunteers help us host this rally of 107 attendees and 57 LTVs. Each and every one was greeted as they arrived at the park (our rallies have been really successful, and are growing in part with our “Rally Ambassadors”). They are couples/owners with a volunteer spirit who are focused on first-time attendees, and march to the beat of the rally agenda.
With 21 first time couples/owners attending, we had a lot of learning opportunities and Q & A built into the agenda. Topics included a Q & A with Mercedes shop mechanics, new owners Q & A, Domestic refrigerator 101, and Legal Personal Protection while RVing. And as always, the open coach tour where couples waiting for their LTV could see coaches and ask questions.
For our lady Texoma Travelers, we scheduled a craft activity and quilt shop hop into the agenda.
A lot of us travel with pets, so we included a dog show. There was also a pet parade, followed by a group pet photo.
Food and lawn chairs play a big role in our rally events. At this rally, we cooked and served 106 hamburgers, with fries and cake. Again, it could not have been a success without many of the owners involved in all aspects of the group meal.
A first-time activity was “Bingo Mania”. So popular that rally goers were asking for a second evening of it.
Thank You, Triple E & Leisure Travel Vans for your support to the travel clubs — it’s a win for all.
See you this next spring in Galveston, Texas where 67 LTVs have already signed up.