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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Vintage Rally at Copake, NY KOA

     We went to another Rally!   This has been a great First Year!  This time we ventured to Copake,  NY from Rhode Island.  We took the back roads and the scenery was AMAZING! Very relaxing easy ride. We left home at 6 am to assure we would beat the morning rush hour on Route 95, we exited the highway in CT at exit 69.
     This was the first rally for Copake, NY and Cathy Reinard did a great job! The bathrooms were spotless, the staff was friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable.  They are already booking for next year and the slots are filling up very fast!   Yes, we already booked and are so excited to go back.  The towns surrounding are picturesque. You can go "junking," "antiquing," and to "tag sales" in NY, CT, or MA all in one day.  Several little diners are near the campground and VERY reasonably priced.  We ate breakfast twice at Dad's Diner.  A little farm has fresh made Ice-Cream about 3 miles from the campground--and it was D-lish!
     The Vintage Campers were on display Saturday from 1-3:30 and we had such a great turnout!  It was a lot of fun to entertain the people from the "Big Rigs," they were all so kind and I received great feedback for my hard work!  Prizes were awarded by vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.  Click on Photos for a larger View!
     JJ's Cosmic Star --   Star  was decked out in her Elephants this trip. 

This little Beauty won First Place!  A Shasta owned by Ed & Denise Enea.  I just loved, loved, loved this camper!!  A 1957 pulled by a 1957 Bel-Air, they had the total package

 This little Scotty won 2nd Place!  Owned by Clete and Erica LaMere.  She is a 1959 called Miss Daisy restored by her awesome owners.

This is a Boat & Camper Combo and he won 3rd Place.  This was lovingly restored by the owner when the owner was a mere 17 years old!  Wow, what a vision he had as a young man.  The paint is pristine!

 Tracy and Arthur N own this gorgeous Garway.  They are vintage enthusiasts who give it their all!  Arthur can always find the perfect vintage accessories at the best prices.  They recently purchased their paneled wagon to pull the camper.

     Who doesn't love an Airstream?  We had several, very different themes.  I just love the sleek body of the airstream.  The first one has a Black/White Coffee Theme.  They might be naming him Joe

  This Airstream is owned by a Sister-On-The-Fly, named Gail.

Both of the campers below are painted on the inside.  I look at these and want to run home and paint the inside of Star to be so bright and fresh.... I am sooooooo torn between painting and freshening up the wood with Shellac.  I decided at the beginning of my Reno to give myself a year or so to really think about it.

Many of us are in our first year Vintage Camping, and for Nicole Christensen, this was her first Rally! She is an awesome blogger at - Check her out ! This little beauty is a Nomad 1966 and her camper name was still pending. I must have missed the inside pics.

This camper is called Plain Jane but she certainly is not!  I just LOVE the fresh, sweet, cute, comfy, cozy look of this camper!

 I didn't have time to talk with all the owners, and not all are pictured, here are some more for your enjoyment!

 *First Timer- Erica and her Shasta

*First Timers: Winnebago