082�s final summer social campout, our �Square
Dancer�s Grand Gathering 2009�, took place at Disney�s Ft.
Wilderness Campground during the final days of August.
Eleven rigs gathered in Loop �Whispering Pine Way� for
several days of relaxation and fun-filled activities.
Several of the activities were pre-planned, with most of the
couples participating, such as a day visiting Animal
Kingdom; or a few times dining at different eating
Quite often, couples would go off on their own, or in small
groups, to park hop, swim, bike, or sightsee around the
complex. The weather remained gorgeous throughout with just
a few late-in-the-day showers.
What fun it was to have several children/spouses and
grandchildren of the 082 couples join us.
Tom Hartwig suggested to our membership several years ago to
try Disney for our August social. He and I are thrilled our
group has enjoyed our gatherings over the years. About half
of the couples enjoyed their first time this year and it is
especially rewarding to see them having a good time and
telling us they did, that they thoroughly enjoyed
I am glad most of them had left for home or were soon ready
to head out when our loop area decided to have a water-main
break! Which, to Disney�s credit - and we would not have
expected anything less! - was repaired instantly!
Our square dancing begins again in September - please check
us out at
for dates and locations.