We’ve just got back from a great weekend camping at Camp Hill near Bedale for the Dubs int’ Dales End of Season camp out. The show was pulled together in a really short space of time but there was a great turn out of people camping for the weekend as well as day visitors.
We couldn’t make it on the Friday as Dave was heading back from a week in Munich from the SEOktoberfest conference so we headed there on Saturday morning in Bob & Mollie.
We joined the Harrogate and District VW Club camp that had been organised and we were all set. Since most of us had camped together at Field of Dreams in York a few weeks before we were all pretty organised, and we’d made sure to bring the club flag, the gazebo, the BBQ & charcoal and plenty of logs for the fire…oh and not forgetting the new marshmallow skewers and marshmallows.
On Saturday late afternoon there had been a convoy organised to take in some of the local sights. There were loads of vehicles on the cruise as you can see from this video. We’re the first 2 vehicles on the video (we were 3rd and 4th in the convoy), and Mollie was loaded up with the HDVW guys.
Since we were just sleeping for one night and the fact that Dave had been away, I decided that it was easier to hire a bell tent for the night in the grounds of Camp Hill rather than get all the tent gear out again since it was all packed away and dry. This meant we could stay at the club camp until bed time, then we had quite a nice trek across the estate to our home for the night.
These bell tents had just been put on as extra accommodation for the show, and was not really the glamping experience that it could have been since Camp Hill also do proper glamping. The tent was furnished with camp beds and some bedding, but we still had our sleeping bags. I had an awful night’s sleep… well not much actual sleep, as I was freezing and couldn’t get comfy. I always tend to have a restless night the first night camping though so nothing new there.
The Sunday was Show and Shine day so Mollie was all prepped and entered. Then all we had to do then was relax and wait for the public votes to come in. It was quite exciting waiting for the Show and Shine results since it was a public vote. There was some stiff competition in the “air cooled” category as there was a good amount of vehicles entered.
We managed to get the kids booked in to do an hour of Segways which kept them occupied and they loved it. we did Segways last year for Miles’ birthday at Camp Hill, and we had also done segways when we took Bronco for a fun day out, so they were straight on them and off on their trek.
Later on in the afternoon the results were in .. and amazingly Mollie had done it again and took 1st place for the “Best Aircooled”. Wow! Special thanks again go to Dubtricks for the brilliant and detailed restoration on Mollie.
Mollie has done well this summer at the 3 shows that she has been to and we now have a little trophy collection going.
What a weekend …. loved every bit of it and really looking forward to next year.