Bluebonnet Casita Rally

The 2018 Bluebonnet Casita Rally was held April 18-22, at Skyline Ranch RV Park in Bandera, TX. 

Festivities began Wednesday with registration, a book swap, and a meet and greet session. Buzzie’s BBQ catered a wonderful meal. It was followed by a concert by the Almost Patsy Cline Band with dancing in the Rally Hall.

Thursday’s activities included daily coffee and rolls provided by Tom and Martha Jo and a daily devotional session led by Bob and Wayne. A Dutch oven demonstration led by George, Robbie, and Tom and Martha Jo had 75 people attend and were treated to the taste of a Mountain Man Breakfast, a cherry dump cake and fresh apple crisp. Larry Gamble of Little House Customs led a discussion on the care of our fiberglass trailers.

The evening concluded with the honoring of our Veterans, a potluck dinner, and Bingo in the  Rally Hall.

Friday began with a Solo breakfast led by Tooky and Penny. About 25 solos attended to meet and discuss any concerns. Newbies met later with Harry and Wanda in a small discussion group to facilitate any questions answered as well as a Casita to show specific mods. The egg parade was well attended by many people coming away with great ideas. 

Fiesta was sponsored by Tom and Debbie and was well attended and accompanied by Karaoke and dancing.

Saturday started with a pancake breakfast followed by a business meeting to discuss the 2019 rally. This was then followed by crafts with Reine demonstrating tee shirt beading and Sandra decorating wine glass stems. The afternoon continued with swap tables set up in the Rally hall. Ladderball competition was set up in one field hosted by Fred and Dora, Dave and Linda, and Daniel and Rosie. Horseshoe competition was on the lawn hosted by Louise.

The day ended with a hamburger cookout and ice cream social. Awards for Ladderball and horseshoes were given afterward followed by drawing for various grand prizes.

157 trailers stayed in the park. 4 registrations included people who lived in the area or stayed in hotels and attended daily. 130 Casitas, 5 Olivers, 11 Escapes, 2 Big Foot, 1 Egg Camper, 2 Scamps and 6 some other brand enjoyed a wonderful week of fairly good weather. 298 people enjoyed meeting old or making new friends.

The 2019 Bluebonnet Casita Rally will be held at Skyline Ranch RV Park next year April 24-28.


Shawn Sawin

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