Sunday July 15th
The rain stopped at some point in the night. Our first priority in the morning was to dry everything and to erect more shelter from future rain and/or excessive sunshine. Fred had a vision of what he wanted: an easy-up like the one he already owned but instead of another 10 X 10 square, he wanted 10 X 20.
Fred’s vision of shelter was more difficult to accommodate than any of us had ever dreamed.
“Flagstaff,” one woman told us, “doesn’t have army or navy surplus stores. Flagstaff is, you know, hippies.”
We toured the usual chains, Big 5, Walmart, and finally in Home Depot we articulated “Car shade, like an Easy-up,” and then we found what we were looking for.
Notice what is under the new shelter – motorcycles. At this camp, there was more space given to the protection of motorcycles than anything else. We had to set it up before we were finally ready to unload the bikes.
Later Fred looked down the arched expanse and said, “I feel like I’m at church.”
This was the day most of the VOCNA participants arrived. We registered, got our route maps and dinner tickets and joined others for a meal. Let the rally begin.