The Shakedown Rally was held May 4th-6th at the Pine Ridge RV Campground in Birch Run. It was hosted by Andy and Claudia Neumann with a Cinco de Mayo theme being that it fell across 5th of May. Those who had them wore their Mexican attire for a group picture.
In attendance were: Maury & Joan Runyan, Rich & Cheryl Sands, Andy & Claudia Neumann, Jim & Irene McDaniels, Dave & Shirley Brendel, Joe Peplinski & Lorrie Robertson, Red & Joy Berenson, Gordon Berenson, Ralph Steinberger, Holly & Jason Robinson, Rhonda & Dave Asselin and kids Hannah, D.J., and Rebekah, and Rosetta& Jim Maddick. On Saturday Rachel & Don Bates and Mike & Sarah Jamison visited for the day.
Friday evening a supper of beans and weenies was provided, followed by our first “Drive In” movie when it got dark. The feature film was RV starring Robin Williams.
Saturday after breakfast everyone was on their own. Shopping at the Birch Run Outlet Mall was a must for some and the town of Frankenmuth with all of their shops was must for others. In the afternoon there was a piñata for the children to break and scramble for the candy that was inside.
Dinner was tacos with ice cream and cake for desert. After dark the “Drive In” movies were a double feature: Part 1 was a video of Baja Mexico Caravan taken by the Brendel’s this past winter and part 2 was the last Roy Orbison Concert.
Sunday was another continental breakfast and then time to pack up and leave a wonderful rally.
Everyone attending had a great time although the weather was a little cool (but this is Michigan). Claudia and Andy put on a rally that will be very hard to beat. The next Metro Rally will be Christmas in July at Walnut Hills Campground in Durand, July 20th – 22nd.