The OFR rally provided a good deal of fun for all the rescue staff this last weekend. Between the rally and the practice stages and the BBQ after it was a most enjoyable weekend.
Jeremiah takes the "most mud" title for the rescue staff, and Laurie get an honrable mention for going above and beyond the call of duty by getting a LARGE quantity inside the truck. (ask her how deep the puddle was she got STUCK in before she opened the door....DOH!) Next time the "Dukes of Hazzard" door entry should be the first option on an unknown puddle...Right Laurie?
Thursday the trip up was enjoyable with Paul, Al, Gene, Kristy and Nicole all in tow. The practice stage was accompanied by copious amounts of liquid susnshine and by the end of the stage it had stopped, providing a good supply of wet dirt (mud) to start the weekend.
Friday netted the usual problems and issues with stalls and DNF cars so getting back to the hotel was a 3AM arrival time. With the Rally America Dr. in tow in Rescue One, the Dr. got a fairly good taste of the real meaning of the Chief ES job at the event.
Saturday was no different with the Dr. bailing for the Safety Steward car and Chris stepping up to the plate for Rescue One. We ended up towing one unattended 'local' car off a stage road as it was getting ready to run. With the assortment of DNF cars it was a typical day at the rally with an arrival at the hotel about midnight.
Sunday the de-bannering went well with a number of cars participating. The work was done by 4 and the allowed for a couple of sight seeing excursions in the woods lead by Laurie and Larry. The gravel pit on Refuge Road provided a good backdrop for new photo op's.
The BBQ hosted by Larry and Laurie was outstanding with more that enough to eat and drink. By the end of the night everone I have spoken to had had a great time and really enjoyed the evening. Even those that had bailed to get to town had a good time before leaving.
Next up LSPR. Look for a e-mail yet this week on that. (8/30)