Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Escapade Begins

I arrived at the Escapade, the big rally of the Escapees RV group, a day early. Parking hundreds of rigs is not an easy task, but it flowed pretty smoothly. The Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia has 2000 RV sites with hookups.


We made the front page of the newspaper -- my friend Pam most of all.


The opening ceremony was lots of fun, especially because --


I won the very first door prize! A gas barbeque grill.


A parade of banners were presented for all the different chapters. John and Andy carried the one for the Solos and went last.


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As each banner went by, their group cheered, but the Solos outdid them all by far.


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The first night's entertainment was a group from Chicago, New Odyssey, a 3-member group that sings and plays 30 instruments in their act, sometimes playing part of an instrument while another member plays the other part.


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My favorite part was when the drummer did the percussion to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by striking 8 sensors inside his coat and in his shoes.

4 comments:

Barbara and Ron said...

What a fun group! And congrats on winning the grill. I'm sure you'll be grilling up a storm.

sally said...

Looks like fun. I havne't been to an Escapade in many years. Hoping for pix of the first grilled meal.

Bob Parker And Donna Huffer said...

We saw the New Odyssey at Goshen last fall and have played their video many times since. They are great. Don't get stuck in the mud pulling out and say HI to Myra for us.

Linda and Terry said...

Congratulations on winning the grill. Good to see you so happy.