Pineknot 2018 was held at Salmon Lake RV Park in Grapeland, TX October 24-28.

We had 89 registrations attend with one in a cabin and one couple driving down for our Egg Open House to view our trailers and talk to our campers.

Wednesday Oct 24 started out with the arrival of the remnants of hurricane Willa. But the rest of the week was highlighted by wonderful weather and many activities. Morning coffee and goodies were provided by Tom and Martha Jo. Each morning was well attended for coffee and the following activities were as well. Thursday started with a talk by Larry Gamble and Terry Stroud on both the care of our fiberglass trailers and the future of that care by Terry at The afternoon session included a panel discussion of the upcoming Southern Utah Tour. We had eight speakers touching on several aspects of the tour to include getting on the tour hosted by DoninUt as he has stipulated, the itinerary, things to include in bringing for the tour, boondocking and such. The discussion was well attended.

Friday morning began with the ladies decorating their hats before our 6th Ladies tea hosted by Shawn, Donna, and Verna. We enjoyed being served a delicious luncheon and cups of tea by three distinguished gentlemen. Four more men worked in the kitchen to make sure our plates were beautifully turned out and our teacups remained filled. A delicious potluck dinner was well attended and enjoyed by all that evening.

Saturday morning had about 75 people come together to listen to the history of Dutch Oven cooking and watch as various dishes were prepared. We had four cooks. Thanks to Tom and sous chef Martha Jo for their lasagna and a dump cake, Walt for his blueberry dessert, Martin for his pineapple upside down cake, and George for his ham/corn bake. We also had Sandy R. and Jane serving the lasagna. The afternoon included the Open House which had quite a number of people viewing others new rigs, discussing mods, and just getting to know each other better. That evening we enjoyed a great catered BBQ dinner followed by the awarding of five grand prizes and a short business meeting.

Pineknot 2019 will be held at Salmon Lake RV Park October 23-27,2019. See you then!

Arlis Daniel Dean in Memoriam

George and Sandy

George & Sandy Childs