Friday, we visited the Good Sam Rally, being held at Phoenix International Raceway. There were RVers and RVs everywhere.
We spent most of our time moseying through the vendor tent with our friends Barbara and Ron. They did make a couple of small purchases. We didn't buy anything. There was lots to look at, from braking systems to toilet paper to travel option and info on RV resorts.
There were long lines at the Camping World check-out registers. They moved quickly, however.
Ron picked up a cup of coffee and shared a bag of these excellent mini donuts with us.
For lunch, we visited the chicken vendor. Unfortunately, there was no place at the tables to sit, so John and I stood to eat. Barbara and Ron chose to sit on the ground. We were so glad they were able to get up and continue shipping with us!
A large number of RVs were on display and for sale. This one was the most interesting.
The rally ambulance was interesting. Glad none of us needed it.
Shopping in a hot, crowded tent is hard work. We decided to ride the tram back to the parking lot.
The ride took us through the area where many of the rally participants parked their RVs. Lots and lots of RVs.
Obviously, there was room for even more RVs to park. This is a huge rally and even larger rally space.
Many of the RVs had electrical hookups, but no water or sewer. Here is a truck delivering fresh water. There was also a "honey wagon" that would pump out waste-water holding tanks.
This is the second time we have attended a Good Sam rally. The first was in Albuquerque in 2009. That year we stayed on the Balloon Fiesta grounds with other attendees. We don't know if we will try to attend any more rallies. We didn't find any new and exciting products and we may never buy another RV. But it was good to spend time with friends and be with so many people who enjoy the same things in life we do.