NSDCA Chapter 168

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Hosted by Gypsy Squares
"Flying High Weekend"

Our first warm weather campout enjoying the beautiful weekend.  We celebrated St. Patrick’s weekend with green hats, crazy green wigs and you name it was there. We really know how to have a good time! We had 20 rigs roll in on Friday night. Started the weekend off with a Chili Dump Supper with all the fixings.  After supper, the campers had their first challenge - a Scavenger Hunt. They had to find items in their camper that started with the letters of OKLAWAHA.. The most unusual went to George King, he turned in a small bag of whiskers. The second win went to Wallis' with their long Johns.

Ann Hadsell started the evening of dance with rounds.  Bill Chesnut called a Catch a Little Tail dance.   Everyone in the lead square wore kite tails, each tip though the night.  The kite tails were passed to another couple to make up a square which made for a good mix of couples. The dance was followed by an after-party.

Saturday morning, a class was taught on Wycinanki Polish paper cutting. The students made two cards, one design of shamrocks and one of campers. It was a fun, easy lesson.

After lunch the kite flying started. It was quite a sight, seeing 16 kites in the air one time or the other. Two kites landed in trees but were retrieved and flew again. Tom Herscha won because he flew his kite over 500 yards using a fishing pole - Now that was impressive!  Bob and Teri Wallis made their kite using a plastic rain poncho.  That was old school, just like we did as kids.  Bob Rosenthal had the biggest kite. The wind could have been stronger and more consistent but that didn't stop anyone from trying.  Good job everyone…

While we were outside flying kites, Jay and Teri were hard at work in the kitchen cooking a corned beef and cabbage dinner.  Bill had a dance workshop with two squares. It was hard to concentrate while dinner was cooking because it smelled so scrumptious. Everyone was plenty hungry after the day's activities. Forty nine campers enjoyed dinner. I want to thank everyone who brought other dishes to share which made it even better. Like always, there was so much food and everything was so good.

We had a kitchen shower for the camp's kitchen. The camp manager so impressed with all the stuff that was donated to the kitchen. She wanted you to know we are the best group that camps there and thanks you so very much.

Two Leprechauns were greeters for Saturday nights dance, and everyone looked so festive in their green. Bill and guest caller Rod kept all five squares swinging all night to Irish tunes. Ann also played Irish jigs and waltzes.  Barb Rosenthal even took to the dance floor with her own little Leprechaun (who is quite wee dancer himself).

We had a full house for the after-party. We played Camper Challenge.  Marilyn and Paul Scott won first place.  I think we all learned something about everyone from playing the game.  All and all, the planned activities were a huge success.

Sunday morning breakfast forty three campers enjoyed: Teri and Jay’s famous omelets in a bag, Mary’s southern grits, and fried potatoes.  Also there was bread, coffee cake and orange juice.  We all left full, happy and tired.

As always, camping with the Square Wheels just adds to all the fun.

The Smilebox picture show has over 170 hits from the weekend, that’s the most viewing's I've ever had.

April 25 - 27 Square Wheels Hosting - Wild Frontier Campground 3101 N.W. 16th Ave., Ocala 34475.phone 352-629-3540. The campground is on US 441N just behind America Choice RV Sales. Rally rate $28.04 including tax. Martha will make your reservations.  All of the campsites are 50 amp - be sure to bring a 30 amp reducer if needed.

May 16 -18 Gypsy Squares Hosting - Williston Crossing RV Resort 410 NE 5th St. Williston, Fl. 32696 Phone 352-528-7100.  Rate will be $28 - $32. Call and make you own reservations ASAP. It will be a wild weekend themed SWINGING SAFARI.

More details to follow later.
Gail LaRue
President Gypsy Squares

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