Hitch 'N' Go  #082
Kissimmee, FL

February 2012


The Great Outdoors Resort in Titusville, FL was our destination for our February 4th weekend campout, the 23rd to 25th. However, once again we had a terrific turnout of rigs on Thursday the 22nd! It is a great day for relaxing and greeting everyone as they arrive.

Although we did not have specific hosts and hostesses this month, the help was there - starting with Sandy and George Oakes, who once again kept the weekend flowing smoothly with their kitchen expertise for several events over the weekend.

With the help of many members, the tent was always set up for dining and the after parties. This month, we were very lucky to have the use of the campground's pavilion for dancing both Friday and Saturday night. Our thanks to Lillian and Dave, residents of Great Outdoors for helping us obtain the pavilion. Heard we had a little elf who always had the pavilion set up with chairs/tables, ready to dance!

Seems we had leftovers from our spaghetti dinner in January; Sandy came up with the idea to serve meatball/sausage subs for lunch Saturday. Along with chips, pickles and orange slices provided by Sandie Galloway, we had a very satisfying meal!

The tent was a great place to gather for card games, crafts and visiting.

Back to Thursday....several weeks ago I sent an email informing our members that (aghast!) Tom Hartwig was turning 70 in March and I asked if they would participate in rubbing it in to him by bringing 70 items of some kind to present to him. We gathered outside the tent and the surprise was begun! I will not list all the items, too many to note! - but one that seemed to be the hit...a straw hat to die for which had 70 golf tees glued all around it! Dan and Sue Ann, what a super original idea! Items were given to him Friday and Saturday as campers arrived on those days. All items were great - I thank all those who joined in the fun.

The dances both nights were exceptional. We had dancers visit who lived at the resort and also a few from other areas. Four squares on the floor many times both nights. John Swindle and his lovely wife Gail visited with us on Saturday night. John had just had minor knee surgery the Wednesday before! It was wonderful to see them. Our caller, Ron Reardon had us dancing the nights away, along with our cuer on Saturday night, Jan Shankle.

Check out 'see us in action' for 100 photos taken this month! 

Jeanne Hartwig,
February 29, 2012

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