Monday, February 27, 2012

BACK THROUGH THE SWAMP








And BACK across the river we drove yesterday. The drive was very short so we were home before noon. Camping close to home has its advantages. Everyone at camp got up early Sunday knowing we had rain on the way. We all met at the pavilion for coffee and donuts and to say goodbye. It didn't take long before most of the ranch was clear of campers. We had an amazing time and can't wait to come back to Sertoma.







Upon arriving at home I discovered that the blog had not been working properly. I could tell you all only received the pictures and no text. Bummer. Since I did not have my computer with me I was blogging from my iPhone. Hmmmm... SO here is a recap to view all the posts with text on the blog website:


Also here is a link to all the pictures we took while at the Tin Can Tourist's 92nd Winter Convention.


AND just in case you dont have time for the website here is a re-cap of the text you missed out on:

FRIDAY -

EARLY MORNING

On the ranch. Tim and I have landed at the Sertoma Youth Ranch near Brooksville and Dade City FL. We are here hanging out with the Tin Can Tourists for their 92nd Winter Convention. There are about 58 trailers here on the ranch. Most are vintage with the exception of a few. Ehhhmm ...


I think the oldest rig here is a 1948 Spartan Bus.

Last night was pizza night followed by an interesting presentation on the GM Futureliners/Parade of Progress. We have a tour to take today and a Pot Luck Dinner to look forward to this evening.


SATURDAY -

I GOT MY INK ...

In a '66 Airstream.

A friend/TCT/Tattoo Artist/fellow vintage Airstream'r, camping here with us, inked me in her 1966 Airstream yesterday. Love it!!! Thank you my friend. I will forever be marked by you.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. Tim went on a tour with our group to see some local guy's private collection of cars and collectables. I stayed behind on the ranch to take care of a few things at the Airstream, get some photography in and to get my ink done. The ranch and camping area was so quiet and peaceful while everyone was out on the tour. It was the perfect opportunity to get the photos done I needed.

The Pot Luck Dinner last night was crazy good. So much to choose from and eat. Once the sun set the weather chilled a bit and we relaxed while listening to the evenings musical entertainment. It was a great setting among all the vintage trailers ...

SUNDAY -
Fire Eaters and the Open House.

Saturday came and went so fast we barely had time to eat. The Open House was from 11a to 3p. Tim and I put our trailer on show with all the others and had a blast. We didn't realize that it had been advertised to the public. Also no one realized how many people would attend being this is the first time this event has been held here at the Sertoma Ranch. The guess on attendees was between 400 to 500 people.

Once the Open House wrapped up we enjoyed a fantastic catered dinner followed by the awards presentation. Then as night fell we had the pleasure of being entertained by the death defying ancient art act of sword swallowing and fire eating. Wow ... Now that's entertainment!!!

Once we get back home I'll have more pictures up on Flick'r of all the fun we had this weekend.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

SWORD SWALLOWERS

Fire Eaters and the Open House.

Saturday came and went so fast we barely had time to eat. The Open House was from 11a to 3p. Tim and I put our trailer on show with all the others and had a blast. We didn't realize that it had been advertised to the public. Also no one realized how many people would attend being this is the first time this event has been held here at the Sertoma Ranch. The guess on attendees was between 400 to 500 people.

Once the Open House wrapped up we enjoyed a fantastic catered dinner followed by the awards presentation. Then as night fell we had the pleasure of being entertained by the death defying ancient art act of sword swallowing and fire eating. Wow ... Now that's entertainment!!!

Once we get back home I'll have more pictures up on Flick'r of all the fun we had this weekend.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I GOT MY INK ...

In a '66 Airstream.

A friend/TCT/Tattoo Artist/fellow vintage Airstream'r, camping here with us, inked me in her 1966 Airstream yesterday. Love it!!! Thank you my friend. I will forever be marked by you.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. Tim went on a tour with our group to see some local guy's private collection of cars and collectables. I stayed behind on the ranch to take care of a few things at the Airstream, get some photography in and to get my ink done. The ranch and camping area was so quiet and peaceful while everyone was out on the tour. It was the perfect opportunity to get the photos done I needed.

The Pot Luck Dinner last night was crazy good. So much to choose from and eat. Once the sun set the weather chilled a bit and we relaxed while listening to the evenings musical entertainment. It was a great setting among all the vintage trailers ...

Friday, February 24, 2012

EARLY MORNING


On the ranch. Tim and I have landed at the Sertoma Youth Ranch near Brooksville and Dade City FL. We are here hanging out with the Tin Can Tourists for their 92nd Winter Convention. There are about 58 trailers here on the ranch. Most are vintage with the exception of a few. Ehhhmm ...


I think the oldest rig here is a 1948 Spartan Bus.

Last night was pizza night followed by an interesting presentation on the GM Futureliners/Parade of Progress. We have a tour to take today and a Pot Luck Dinner to look forward to this evening.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OVER THE RIVER ...

And through the swamp to Pasco County we go.