2012 Trip Report - DE Rondy Recap and Photos
DE Annual Rendezvous 2012
April 13, 14, 15
By Marian Johns
I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Rondy in Needles for your support. And I would also like to thank all who helped in some way make this a memorable weekend. Some of the folks did double duty – helping in more than one way. They are:
¨ Bob Jacoby – money collector and list of participants’ keeper
¨ Bob & Sue Jaussaud – my Needles’ contact, silent auctioneer and inbound trip leaders
¨ Mary & Charles Hughes – also my Needles’ contact, leaders of Saturday and Sunday trips
¨ Mary Hughes – helping set up the Silent Auction Friday while Joso was leading the inbound trip
¨ Steve & Debbie Marschke – silent auctioneer and Saturday trip leaders
¨ Dave Given (hope you’re recovering from your fall) & Bob Rodemeyer – inbound trip leaders and Saturday trip leaders
¨ Neal & Marian Johns – Sunday trip leaders
¨ Ron Ross – Saturday night program – his impressive presentation about his grandmother, “The Girl from Williamsburg”
¨ Jim Proffitt – (good to see you up and about) video maker of Ron’s program
¨ Donators and purchasers of silent auction items
¨ Everyone who helped clean up after the meals
Please forgive me if I omitted anyone – it’s not intentional.
The weather certainly wasn’t what I expected. I was afraid it might be too hot. Instead, I wore my down jacket part of the time. Despite the rain, I think everyone preferred it to the scorching temperatures that are typical in Needles. It rains so seldom in the desert, I was quite happy to “endure” the cool weather and a little moisture. Sue Jaussaud reports that the following weekend it was 106 in Needles. We lucked out!
I believe, the RV park was a good location; I’m just sorry we didn’t have more customers for them, but I understand that gas prices ($4.00+/gallon) and the charge for an RV site ($30/day) made choosing a motel a no brainer. This is a problem we should consider when choosing next year’s Rondy venue.
I heard only positive comments about Saturday night’s catered dinner. And I heard that Gaelord Bek (catered dinner chef and RV Park owner) appreciated his birthday card and flying machine gift.