Escapees are RV people who believe in caring, sharing, volunteering,
learning and having fun. We saw all of the preceding in action at
the Escapees Escapade 2001, Chico, CA.
There were 1152 RV's of all kinds. Parking problems? Not that we could
see. The traffic seemed to flow smoothly, massaged by the parking
volunteers into their spaces at the fairgrounds. Yes there were a few glitches, but these
were taken care of quickly.
Many who were there at their first Escapade remarked how difficult it
must be to organize and carry out such an undertaking, it is. But there you
were attending seminars that started on time and ended on time. Lost? Not
to worry, someone in a orange hat and vest could get you parked and the
red vested "Ask Me" people were there to answer questions and
give you directions. They were everywhere.
Seminars ran from "Appreciate The Night Sky" to
"Woodcarving" and "Basic Solar/Inverter/Battery" to
"Water Filtration, Purification". Seminars dealing with RV
safety, comfort, mechanics, communications and personal health, wealth and
hobbies just to name a few.
Entertainment was there with; a quartet at the ice cream
social, Dave Hill Comedy-Hypnosis Show, King Cotton Jazz Band, a
Jam Session of SKP's and a talent show.
Now we can't forget the Cards, Games, Bingo, Dance Party with the
Cottonwood Band and would you believe it, hundreds of door prizes.
A big thank you to all the Escapee volunteers and staff for a job well
done. Thanks to all the people who donated blood, almost 200 pints.
Chico will never forget you.
Our pictorial is an effort to capture the spirit of friendship and
cooperation instilled in all Escapees.
We hope we have accomplished this at least in some small measure.
Jack Yates #51044