Matagorda Madness

Matagorda Madness 2018 has come and gone. We had 36 trailers with travelers from New York, Arizona, Louisiana, and Texas. The rally unofficially kicked off on Wednesday, November 28 with the Beer Swap. We had an evening of tasting new ales/lagers and meeting new friends. We had some gray clouds, but the atmosphere in the hall did not allow them to dampen our spirits. The first day of the rally we had to cancel the Wetlands Kayak trip due to high winds. We met later in the meeting room for our sip and dip. Everyone brought a beverage of their choice, chips, and some dips. Some stayed in the meeting room to play cards and other games. On Friday, the kayakers got to Paddle the Colorado. The sun came out and the temperature was just right. Later in the day, a park guide took several campers for a Birds on the Beach tour. In the evening, we had dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant. Then it was off to the bonfire on the beach. 
Saturday was another sunny day. The kayakers were at the Day on the Bay trip. Later, we had a group photo thanks to Jon Vermilye. In the afternoon, there were fish prints where some excellently designed t-shirts were created. In the evening, we met in the meeting room for the potluck dinner. No one left hungry that I was aware of. 

Thanks to everyone who helped in putting up the tables, chairs, and cleaning up. Then we were off to the beach for another picture perfect evening bonfire. Sunday found some folks taking the Adventures on the Beach tour looking to identify shells, sea beans, and other treasures.

I hope everyone had a great time. I enjoyed meeting many new people, some new owners and some just new to Matagorda.

Next Year's Madness will be December 5-8, save the dates!

Again, thanks to everyone that helped and who attended. 


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