Updated: May 7, 2022
My husband, Bob, and I recently purchased our first RV and have been spending a good deal of time reading and researching on RV maintenance, travel destinations, and learning new terms, like "boondocking" and "front end diesel pusher." Along the way, we found numerous websites and online groups dedicated to RVs and the people who use them. Among them was First State Travelers (FST), a relatively small group of people from across the tiny state of Delaware (and beyond), who have been gathering for rallies and good times for more than 17 years.
We joined FST in March of this year and attended our first rally two weeks ago. The group gathered at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE for the weekend. The Friday evening gathering was at Crabby Dick's, a well-known seafood establishment in nearby Delaware City. We were welcomed warmly by the group, some of whom have been with FST since it first organized. We had such a nice time, we decided to join the meeting and potluck dinner scheduled for Saturday (since we lived only 3 miles from Lums Pond, we did not bring our rig to the rally).
We arrived Saturday afternoon, along with cloudy skies and temperatures in the 50s. Rain was threatening but that didn't spoil the mood among all who were there. We added our covered dish, Bob's acclaimed Drunken Apples, to the informal buffet set up under the awning of a Class A rig. Salad, fried chicken, ham, beans, coleslaw, and several amazing desserts covered the long tables. We were in for a treat.
We learned that FST has weekend rallies scheduled for the remainder of 2022 at various locations in and around Delaware. We could see that everyone was a dedicated RV traveler, enjoying the opportunities to see the country and meet others who enjoy the road as much as they do. Having fun and socializing are important to this group, and we were pleased to become a part of it.
By the way, Bob's Drunken Apples were a hit, and many asked for the recipe. Did I mention they are made with rum? You can find the recipe HERE.