A first for TATOC and possibly others as well.
Chris and I went to inspect a possible rally site in February. You remember that part of the year that was wet and cold!!! The owner was fast asleep in front of his fire and didn’t answer his door. No problems thinks I, just look the place up on one of the many caming websites, and get a contact number. Problem solved, or so we thought.
There was only one camping site listed in the area so I phoned up and booked it.
Ah The first members to arrive on Wednesday followed the Sat Nav and only got a bit lost. The Thursday arrivals went to the place we thought we had booked (been there before with SOC) to be told “you ain’t booked in here, try down the road at Seven Acres” which just so happens it was the site we had booked. Come Friday I took the phrase “Caravan Rally” to a new level. Turning into the site I thought we had booked, a circuit of the site and no sign of the others. Strange looks from campers.Set off down the road (they must be here somewhere) only to catch a glimpse of where I should have been as I went past. With no where to turn it was down the hill into Slad, a quick U turn when the road was wide enough and back up the hill again to the site. Car rallying with a caravan on the back!! ??
By Friday night and we were all where we should have been and what a wonderful site it was. Sun, BBQ meals, dining outside. Surprising how cool it went once the sun went behind the trees.
Saturday Paul and Lyn were off to a 2 star Michelin restaurant in Cheltenham for lunch. No caravan food for our Chairman. I expect you have seen the pictures on Facebook. I don’t think we will be reaching those heights on a TATOC rally. Chris and Kat made use of their gym membership in Gloucester and spent some time soaking up the rays by the pool after dropping Paul and Lyn off at the restaurant. Taxi home was supplied by Simon and Cheryl. In the evening another BBQ.
Yet another sunny day welcomed us on Sunday. Breakfast outside before packing up to go home .
Will we return to this site ? Probably!
As Jeff posted on facebook:- “What an absolutely idyllic location, nicest pitch we’ve been on for years!”
We would like to get next years program sorted at our August rally. If you know of a site, could marshal a rally there or even run a rally if we find a site let us know.