Laager 18 Rendezvous 2020
RENDEZVOUS - 24 TO 26 JANUARY 2020
Hosts – Waters Family
Good Day Fellow Campers
After a very eventful 2019, we kicked 2020 off at Rendezvous with good attendance from our members.
As usual, the Ramsay’s were first to arrive. Being on pension has its privileges. For the rest of us it is no work, no pay. We arrived in drips and drabs, but full of energy. Lindsey arrived last, but made sure everyone saw her coming. She pulled Vinni (her new van) in there with a hoot and a bounce. Lindsey made sure there are no shortage of poled and brought enough to put up 7 tents. In true Laager style, everyone assisted in sorting out poles and putting up the tent.
The Zimmerman’s made sure we had some visitors and it was great to see Shaun, Madelein and the girls again. Looking forward to many more outspans with them in 2020.
After the fire was lit, we all arranged ourselves around the braai. This was short lived as the rain chased us to take shelter under the boma. The rest of Friday night we had a festive time under the boma and shared some holiday stories.
Saturday greeted us with perfect weather and the guys went fishing while the rest enjoyed the beach. Tim was the only one to catch a fish and kept the fishing award. In the afternoon the guys played some old fashioned jukskei and the women enjoyed a game or two of rummikup. Adrian had a proud moment beating David in Jukskei. The kids made good use of the pool and had lots of laughs.
In the afternoon, it was time for the Friends Family to officially christen Vinni. With glasses raised, the champagne pored over the towage. Congratulations Lindsey. Adrian supplied some fire wood and after supper, most gathered around the fire to play some camping games till early morning hours. Charlie forgot the rhyme a little bit, but his better half was there to assist. Go Charlie. Zimmy’s “other” friend Jimmy made his appearance and Lindsey and her phone were very entertaining around the fire – say no more.
Sunday was a slow wake up for all. The Indaba horn soon filled the air and all gathered under the trees, trying to miss the spitting bugs. Camps for the next 3 months were discussed and a date and venue set for the AGM. Georgie spoiled everyone with ice cream during the Saturday heat and earned the Strawberry Award. Karen is once again the “proud” recipient of the Pineapple Award and Zimmy took the wooden spoon from Lindsey for stirring during the Jukskei game. The Jakkals were very busy and the fines box got a healthy cash contribution from all. The visitors were lucky enough to take the winning raffle ticket and walked away with a basket full of goodies. Connor won the kiddies raffle with a big smile on his face. Well done.
After Indaba everyone enjoyed some very nice watermelon that Zimmy supplied. It was once again a lovely camping weekend at Rendezvous with all seasons in the weekend. Everyone slowly started packing up and Gillian was the first to leave – speedometer award again.
NUMBER OF OUTINGS
David & Glynis Bowker - 149
Charles & Karen Ramsay - 54
Anna-Maria Collins - 49
Tim & Sandra Waters - 43
Adrian & Belinda Woodstock - 40
Gillian Bezuidenhout - 23
Zimmy & Georgie Zimmerman - 22
Peta Ramsay - 12
Warren & Alexa Powell - 11
Sandi & Astrid Bessler - 9
Lindsay Friend - 6
Madeleine & Shaun (visitors) - 2
PLACE DATE HOST
Glen Muir 14 – 16 Feb Bowker Family
Trennerys 27 – 29 March Friend Family
Yellow Sands 17 – 19 April Committee (AGM)
WINNING PHOTO OF THE MONTH
taken by Tim
Bella getting pampered
Thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable camp.
Tim & Sandra Waters