November 2018 Rally

By Heidi Tayman

Sunset Isle RV Park, Cedar Keys, FL, November 8 – 12, 2018

9974 Happy HourWell, this was my first joint Florida rally, 30+ rigs, incredible!  Thank you to Sonja for co-hosting with the Florida Airstream Club to make this such a wonderful event.

Started the long Veteran’s Day week end with happy hour at the Club House followed by a cook out. Having so much fun and socializing that few pictures were taken ☹. Our unit is constantly growing, and we were happy to see our newest members Lisa & Mike Cofield.  Mike is quite the photographer and his pictures can be seen on the Florida Springs Airstream Club’s Facebook page.

Friday offered several competing planned activities: boat tour, paddling seminar/kayaking or touring historic Cedar Keys.  We choose the boat tour.  Oh, the sights we saw on this beautiful day.  

9980 Rigs At SunsetAfter a full day of activity, we gathered at the Club House for Tony’s Famous Clam Chowder.  Delicious but not for those watching calories.  So good we went to Tony’s and bought some to bring home.  Later we were told it could be purchased at Publix and Winn Dixie.  Who knew?  

Saturday started with a big pancake breakfast.  The day was spent touring historic Cedar Keys.  The city has a fascinating history as outlined in the following link:,_Florida. Having slept in, we were wide awake for the afternoon pasta dinner at the Club House.  The Florida Airstream Club provided the choice of pasta with red or white clam sauce and meatballs/sausage in tomato sauce. Soooo good!

Some members departed on Sunday but those who stayed enjoyed an additional day of fun.  Originally a pot luck was planned, but I am told there was such an abundance of pancake mix & pasta left over that the pot luck was cancelled, and they had leftovers.  How great was that? 
John & I left on Sunday due to the attack of the No see um (bugs). John did not have one bite, but they loved me ☹.  Researched the little pests, after getting home, and found a home-made repellant of mouth wash, witch hazel & tea oil. I will try this next time.

In closing a special thank you goes out to our members of the Armed Services, past and present, who sacrificed for our country, so we could enjoy the freedom to gather in peace. 

God bless you and keep you safe!