Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, and hors d'oeuvres awaited. Multiple drawings for prizes allowed people to get to know each other. Winners had to introduce themselves prior to picking a prize from a large assortment provided by Pleasure-Way. The tie dyed anniversary t-shirt was very popular.
Every day had at least one seminar.
Truma provided a detailed talk on how to maintain their AquaGo on-demand water heaters prior to a Q&A session.
Phil also ran a full seminar on Maintaining Your Pleasure-Way. As usual, Phil took names and visited any motorhome where owners wanted help or advice specific to their unit. Phil is a huge asset to Pleasure-Way and is why many of us have purchased multiple motorhomes from the company.
Roger and Agathe flew in from Montreal to install their Rolef screen systems for owners that didn't yet have these. Rolef provides the factory option screens for current Pleasure-Way models.
Shane Coffey returned this year with new Pleasure-Way motorhomes from RV World. He and Chuck Kellogg from Pleasure-Way were busy showing of the latest features all four days of the rally.
Sun-N-Fun opened their restaurant a week early just for us. Brunch and dinner was available every day and Pleasure-Way even sponsored one of the dinners. Bobbi, our PW Club East president, memorialized the "Branson Rooster Incident" by presenting Phil with a Rooster T-Shirt and a custom stitched Rooster hat made by Dwayne Stewart.
Lee Schmidt (left) and Bobbi Bergstrom
Within Sun-N-Fun, there are miles of roads and sidewalks to walk or bicycle. A small lake has a path all the way around with appropriate warnings for alligators though we didn't see any. Tennis, pickleball, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming, a water slide, lawn bowling and an indoor fitness center were all available to help work off our meals. Scenery isn't anything special, but it is fun to see what motorhomes are visiting.
The time eventually came for everyone to bid goodbye on Sunday morning. Phil's better half joined us for breakfast before they headed off for a well deserved vacation.
We are looking forward to meeting up again in Big Timber Montana next Spring.
For lots more photos, click through to the 2018 Sarasota Album.