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Apr 162019

Below are all of the photos submitted by the various members who volunteered to take them during the rally.

Thanks mostly to Geoffrey Codding for being the unofficial official photographer for this rally. Most of these photos were taken by Geoffrey, some were taken by others like Carol Minnie. The photos are separated and grouped by day so you can sort of get a feel for what was going on each day of the rally.

Wednesday, April 3rd was arrival day for most people. Dave deGraffenreid taught a short class where we made decorative center-pieces for our tables with random containers he and Donna got at various places, some potting soil and lots of succulent plants - mostly grown by Dave. These centerpieces will be raffled off on the last evening of the rally.

Thursday, April 4th was tour day. Bobbie Schultz, our dear President, was once a tour guide in the San Diego area. She arranged a luxurious bus and showed us around San Diego. We crossed the Coronado Bridge a couple of times, toured the USS Midway, saw downtown San Diego and had lunch in Old Town San Diego. A highlight of the trip was a tour of the lobby and grounds of the Hotel del Coronado and don't forget Balboa Park - we loved it. We came back to some beer tasting and some delicious pizza.

Friday, April 5th was Hawaiian day. We had a class on bag-rooting some plumeria trees, we had a swap meet, vendor visits, and a great Hawaiian dinner followed by the "Hawaiian Couples Game" hosted by Dave deGraffenreid. We finished the evening with Tom Ciccarelli’s big screen presentation of the movie “Desi  & Lucy’s Long, Long Trailer and Grace K. doing the hula.

Saturday, April 6th we had more seminars, improved our memories (made some too), and had a great chicken and tri-tip dinner cooked by Ralph and Manny. After dinner we had our famous GMCWS Auction hosted by Bill Kittredge and Dave deGraffenreid.

Sunday, April 7th we had some church, some (GM) history, and some more Hawaiian food. The ladies had an Easter Brunch with a presentation of California Pottery.  Fran Fimbres donated 3 of her California Girls to raffle.