New Paltz, NY- Region #2 Rally

The skies were grey but not our spirits!  The Region 2 Rally “crew” welcomed us with open arms and very helpful hand signals for parking.   With almost 70 rigs attending, the field was nothing but shiny aluminum.

Thursday was a day of arrivals, set up, and getting friendly with our neighbors. During the rally we were given 2 breakfasts (one yummy one served by our group!), a delicious catered dinner, and ice cream every night!!  It was not a rally to attend while on a diet 😉

Just as good as the food was the entertainment.  One night was a solo act and the other a 60’s band.  Many cool prizes were awarded at the costume ball! Many of us danced and sang until quite late into the evening.  I believe a good time was had by all.

This weekend also offered a number of fun and educational workshops.  The choices included Airstream Maintenance, Social Media, Cast Iron Cooking and A Caravan Leaders meeting.  I attended the Social Media workshop to help us with this blog 🙂

During free time there were many options for site seeing. The town of New Paltz has a 60’s vibe with a few “hippie” shops and many great eateries.  People were friendly and helpful.  At the very beginning of town is the historic Huguenot Street.  Here I toured a number of homes from around 1894.  Huguenot Street was home to a diverse group of people including French, Dutch, African, English and Indian.  The street is lined with beautiful homes filled with  many artifacts and rich with history of the area.

For those who ventured out of town, the Hudson Valley offered much to see and do.  Some went to the Vanderbilt Mansion, or FDR’s home and library,  Eleanor Roosevelt’s home; Val-Kill, the Walkway Over The Hudson, and the “Gunks” just to name a few.  The scenery was beautiful no matter where you went.

This was a weekend with many options to choose.  I believe many of us did a little of everything.  I very much enjoyed relaxing, site seeing, and meeting so many new people.  I am already looking forward to the next streaming adventure!