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Monday, September 2, 2013

NOMADS annual meeting - Part 1

Pecatonica,  Illinois

We had planned to arrive at the annual meeting on Saturday but decided to come on in one day early.  As always, not a problem.  As it was a short trip from the Flying J in La Salle we arrived around 9:30 and got set up.

The meeting is held at the

The entrance through Gate 1

Many rigs were already here.   We watched others arrive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We got settled into a 50 amp/water site.  Pump out service available for $15.00.   This is our home for a week, the fourth rig from the left.

What a delight it has been to catch up with some old friends.   We are amazed at how many people we've met in the 4+ years we've been NOMADS.    We spent Friday getting settled and doing some visiting.

Pecatonica is a VERY small town.   Two small commercial blocks and the rest of the town is populated with modest homes.  Population around 2,100.

Saturday night we joined 5 other couples for dinner at the local Italian Restaurant.   Sunday was church service where the speaker was the local Bishop.   In the evening there was the Memorial Service for those NOMADS who have died since the last annual meeting.

This morning after coffee, fruit and bagels and Bible study in the meeting hall, there was singing


And the message

We are so proud to serve with this great group of devoted Christians.

Tonight is dinner and then the celebration of 25 years since the founding of this group.  www.nomadsumc.org

For dinner I am responsible for the table set-up and rolls.  The table decorations will be judged.  I, not being at all creative, left the planning to my daughter Terri.   Someone else is responsible for the main dish, another the salad and another the veggie.   Will be interesting to see what will be provided.   Then later in the evening is the cake and ice cream.

BTW, the weather when we got here was torrid.   Close to 100 and humid, humid, humid.   Each day has gotten cooler.  Today when we got up it was 60.  Probably in low 70's by now.

Have a great Labor Day all!


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

I always like to get to rally events early. Like being in an anchorage early, it is always fun to watch others arrive and navigate into their spots:)

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We still have never attended a rally. Hope you two have a wonderful week! Enjoy.

Judy and Emma said...

All of you folks do great work. Enjoy your time together!

Laurie and George said...

So nice to be around Christians, so uplifting!

Donna W. said...

Nice to be around many like minded people. have a great time and I hope Len's health holds up.

JO said...

Nice group of people helping others. I have been following your work for a while now and I am so excited to see the results. Hope tonight works out well for your table.

MargieAnne said...

Sounds like a great rally. Not so much the heat and humidity though, when you first arrived.

Look forward to hearing more.

I enjoyed reading about Len's driving skill too. I take my hat off to all drivers of big rigs and especially those with trailers since I cannot even manage an itty bitty car trailer. I will only use one if it's small enough for me to unhook and push into position by hand. *smiles*