Well, since I'm now an Airstreamer (Thanks to my parents support & some creative financing
), I got to go to an official Airstream rally at The Cove & rub elbows with some veteran airstreamers. That was FUN! There are lots of closet bus nuts in that group! I even met one that used to work in bus maintenance & remembers servicing 4501's when they still had 2 4-71's! I was pleased to experience a LOT of support for us bus nuts to use the park!
We can't have a rally, but "individuals will not be turned away", SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE A NON-RALLY
. Seems some people can't comprehend having a rally without being able to use the Shelter & Hall. We can gather there & enjoy fellowship with each other without the Hall or Shelter. The impression I got from those in attendance is that they are all eager to meet us. (The one that caused trouble after the July rally wasn't around & it seems more & more are seeing them for what they are.)
Any way, the non-rally will be a come as you are & bring your own meals (There is a chance we may be invited to a pot luck dinner with the airstreamers, so be prepared for that. Otherwise, we can do the pot luck at our buses, airstreams, or s&s. Whatever the case may be
Palmetto Cove is a rally park & was built years ago. There are no showers there & only a few public toilets, that is why the health dept or dhec (the gubberment) has placed the 'fully self contained' requirement on the park. You must have a functioning toilet & sink to be allowed to park there. They will be looking because they don't want to be fined or shut down.
Since it is a non-rally, there will be no rally fee!
The parking fee is $18 per night & that includes elec & water & sewer.
Most elec is 30A, & some 50A. (I'd imagine the 50A spaces will be reserved for the other 2 groups that reserved the park last year for their rally.)
WORST CASE is if all 148 sites are filled, then extras will be parked in the overflow area that doesn't have utilities, but we can run a water hose & probably get you 5A of electricity.
Oh Yeah, the cell phone reception in the park is 99.99% nonexistent. Satelite reception is great & us that have the old fashioned aerial, that works well too!
A head count will be nice so we will know what to expect, but if you find you are able to make it at the last minute, you are
expected to be there.
A link to Palmetto Cove's brochurehttp://palmettocove.com/?download=Cove%20Brochure.pdf
Also, the website:http://palmettocove.com/index.php