Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rally Day 7 - it wasn't trivial

The sky was clear when we got up, and stayed that way the whole day. It was a bit cooler, sometimes cool enough for a sweater. We did our normal morning routine with a bit of visiting up and down the road, and saying farewell to some of the early leavers.

Carm won the trivia contest last year (who is surprised by that?), so it was his job to run it this year. We all gathered at the campfire at 1pm with blank sheets of paper and pens. He had done up 40 questions designed to amuse and sometimes stump the participants. I think the game went well, not everyone got every question so there was a good spread of scores. We had silly little prizes for first, second and third places.

After that I had a visit with Marilyn to learn about some of the tablet things she had learnt. We started at her trailer, and ended up at ours. One of the great things about this rally is getting to know people better.

A quick rush getting the dogs out and feeding everyone, and then we were walking down the road to the farewell steak dinner. We sat with different people than our other dinner events: Judy & John, Susan & Bert, Jackie & Erik. There were some lively discussions that ended with everyone still being friends.

A campfire after supper ended the day, the last day. Tomorrow everyone leaves for their respective homes, while we relax here for a few more days.

Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters