Saturday, October 28, 2006
Well it's Saturday lunchtime and the rally is over. We are watching the mass exit of rigs leaving the park heading for their next adventure. We have decided to stay until Monday. This is a very nice park and we have enjoyed being here, even with the rain, wind and early morning coolness.
The rally itself was a blast. Lots of friendly people with similar interests - traveling around the world in their rigs and keeping in touch with family, friends and yes work through their MotoSAT Datastorm. I learned lots at the rally as they had several seminars that were internet or life based. They kept us fed and watered with breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There was lots of door prizes each evening.
The picking of the final grand prize was hilarious. It was a one year's subscription for satellite internet worth about $1000. The deal was everyone was eligible for the prize BUT you had to be in attendance to win. So the VP for MotoSAT was picking the winning ticket and wouldn't you know he pulled out the President of MotoSAT's name. Jim had already left the rally so nope - he didn't win.
He then pulled out the next ticket and he started to laugh again. The second winner was one of the MotoSAT's techs (who happened to be there). Kery threw the prize back in the pot and the third ticket pulled was out of the pot - and nope - not a MotoSAT employee but the winners were not in attendance so again another ticket was selected. Finally a deserving winner.
We are staying close to home today, catching up on the internet surfing, doing a bit a laundry and generally taking it easy.
One of the nice things about this rally is just about everyone in the park has a Datastorm dish on their rig and they all have blue lights on them. We were a little "dim witted" earlier this week as only 1 of the 3 were working, so they did get replaced. At night the park had this blue hue with all of the blue lights on. I'm going to try and add a picture that someone took so you can get an idea of what it looked like.